The National Weather Service estimates that every year, you have a 1/1,000,000th chance of being struck by a bolt of lightning. We’d like to know what the odds are of being hit by a bolt of lightning in the crotch.
Normally, we don’t sit around all day thinking about the numeric probability of losing a game of “Roshambo” with Mother Nature...
Mike Akers was visiting his parents in Queens, NY, when a freak storm swept through the area on Monday night, bringing thunder, lightning and baseball-sized hail.
In this amateur video, which aired on ‘Today,’ Akers filmed from the relative safety of his parents’ porch when, suddenly, lightning struck in the front yard and smashed a tree to pieces.