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"They've Got My Number"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Not many people know this, because I just made it up, but when Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call, to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and said, "Watson, come here, I want you," he heard a voice on the other end say, "This isn't Watson. You have the wrong number."

'Highly Unusual': Four Planes Struck By Lightning In Just Six Hours

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 12.03.2013 | Travel

HONOLULU -- For hundreds of Hawaii residents and visitors, the Thanksgiving holiday ended with a bang — from a lightning strike. A little after n...

NHL Star Stretchered Off Ice After Brutal Collision

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning star center Steven Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg after crashing into the po...

This Is Why You Don't Go Fishing During A Thunderstorm

Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

Lightning can strike faster than a heartbeat. In this incredible six-second video, a fisherman narrowly avoids a bolt of lightning while boating on...

Separate Lightning Strikes Kill 2, Baby Injured

AP | Posted 09.20.2013 | Crime

GARY, Ind. -- Severe thunderstorms raked much of the northern half of Indiana on Thursday, packing lightning blamed for two deaths in Gary and fires a...

Best Way To Survive A Lightning Strike Is Not What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | Science

Though there are about 25 million lightning strikes a year, being struck is rare. In fact, you have about a 1-in-1,000,000 chance of getting hit. That...

LOOK: Incredible Strikes Of Lightning Captured On Camera

Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Wildfire Stories 2012: Fire Weather

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

There has to be a moment. Imagine the fire nearly out. Your smokejumper or hotshot or engine crew is nearby, each of you working the still burning stumps, the residue on the ground that might still catch a bit of wind and grow again toward fire.

One Dead, 2 Injured After Lightning Strikes Tractor Trailer

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- A lightning strike has killed one man and injured two others in a semi-rural area southwest of Miami. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials say t...

Lightning Strikes Creation Museum

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.22.2013 | Weird News

Was it an act of God or just plain bad luck? Lightning struck Kentucky's Creation Museum Wednesday and left one staffer injured. Around 1:20 p.m. ...

WATCH: Mind-Blowing Lightning

William Goodman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Weird News

A fantastic video surfaced Tuesday of lightning striking a train in Tokyo. That got us thinking of other amazing lightning strikes captured on camera....

WATCH: The Moment Lightning Struck A Tokyo Train

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green

One lucky Japanese resident was in the right place at the right time when he or she managed to capture lightning striking a commuter train during a vi...

How To Survive A Lightning Strike

Posted 07.21.2013 | Green

By Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience Assistant Editor: There's a club open to people from all around the world, but you wouldn't want to join: The club ...

Lightning Strikes Injure 10 In Colorado

AP | Posted 07.19.2013 | Denver

WELLINGTON, Colo. -- Nine people working at a Colorado farm were injured by a lightning strike Thursday, two of them critically and four seriously, a ...

Lightning Strike Injures Grand Canyon Visitors

AP | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Authorities say four visitors at the Grand Canyon suffered minor injuries from a nearby lightning strike at the c...

WATCH: Incredible Lightning Strike Hits Power Lines

Posted 07.13.2013 | Green

One stay-at-home storm chaser got quite the shock while filming a thunderstorm from inside their home. In this breathtaking video was uploaded to ...

WATCH: Something Unbelievable Is About To Happen...

Posted 05.06.2013 | Weddings

One Idaho couple got an "electrifying" start to their marriage last month. Brian Lehrman and Holly Thornton were about to tie the knot in a desti...

WATCH: Amazing Effect 15,000 Volts Has On Plywood

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

Ever wondered what really happens when lightning strikes an object? A stunning new video affords an up-close look at a phenomenon one ordinarily doesn...

Benjamin Franklin: Why I'm Voting Obama

Lex Paulson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lex Paulson

Permit me a story. After a hot Philadelphia summer of very much wrangling, the day had arrived to sign our nation's new Constitution. Having put m...

Florida School Looks To Improve Lightning Detection Equipment After Local Boy Is Struck

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers is looking to spend more than $11,000 on improving its lightning detection equipment after a student at nea...

What Causes Lightning? Scientists Seek Answers To Three Big Questions

Posted 09.27.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 09/27/2012 09:43 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Some 44,000 thunderstorms rage worldwide each day, delivering...

Your Old iPhone Chargers Are Now Obsolete

Posted 09.12.2012 | Technology

Among the big changes to the iPhone 5 is Lightning, the connector that's used to charge the phone and transfer data between the device and a computer....

WATCH: Rare Type Of Lightning Finally Captured On Film

Posted 08.17.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 08/15/2012 05:16 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Sprites are reddish, ultrafast bursts of electricity that are ...

Lightning Strike At NASCAR Race Kills 1, Injures 9

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports

LONG POND, Pa. — Lightning strikes at Pocono Raceway after a rain-shortened NASCAR race Sunday killed one fan and injured nine others, one criti...

4 New Yorkers Struck By Lightning; Home Of Olympian Also Struck

Posted 07.19.2012 | New York

Four people were struck by lightning during Wednesday's massive thunderstorm that brought a dangerous combination of hail and high winds to New York C...