Alarms sounded in military installations all around the world, reporting the unthinkable. A nuclear detonation had just been detected in Bell Island, Newfoundland. Satellites designed to notify military and government leaders of […]
At the peak of the Empire State Building in New York City is a lightning rod that towers 1,454 feet above the ground. It certainly gets a workout. On average, lightning strikes […]
Most pitchers want to be known for throwing lightning-fast pitches. Ray Caldwell is remembered for something else related to lightning.
When it comes to death, the only real certainty is that we all will face it eventually. As to the manner in which you are likely to leave this world, well, statisticians […]
No doubt you received many wishes for a happy new year as the calendar started over once again. Have you stopped to consider the likelihood that you will still be here to […]
“The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.” — Mark Twain
In 2011 European bookies were putting the odds of Queen Elizabeth II abdicating and replacing Bruce Forsyth as the host of the popular BBC dance competition Strictly Come Dancing at 50,000 to […]
The American revolutionary James Otis Jr. hoped his death would come by a bolt of lightning and often told his friends and relatives about it. His sister reported him telling her, “My […]