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WATCH: Multiple people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

 

ATLANTA (AP) – Lightning struck a pine tree right after play at the Tour Championship was suspended, and ambulances took five people from the golf course.

The tree was located just off the 16th tee at East Lake. It struck the top and shattered bark all the way to the bottom on Saturday.

A tournament official says the five people who left in ambulances appeared alert. He did not know their conditions.

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WATCH: Blood-sucking leech with 3 jaws and up to 59 teeth discovered in DC-area swamps

WASHINGTON — Scientists with the Smithsonian have discovered a new blood-sucker in the D.C. area — a previously unknown species of leech that has three jaws with up to 59 teeth.

The scientists with the Smithsonian recently published a paper in the Journal of Parasitology documenting their discovery of the leech, or Macrobdella mimicusThey said the leech is the first to be discovered on the content in over 40 years.

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Double meteor showers will light up sky Monday night

The Big Bend and South Georgia regions are in prime position to view dueling meteor showers Monday evening.

The pair of meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids and Alpha Capricornids, are expected to rain down from the heavens, bring a combined number of 20 to 25 meteors per hour according to AccuWeather .

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DEADLY SEX LIFE Animals Concern: Scientists worried this cute marsupial with a deadly sex life may be extinct in SEQ habitat

The male black-tailed dusky antechinus, discovered in 2014 on the Gold Coast hinterland, drops dead after an intense and stressful mating session.

“But one breeding period is all they are destined to have because the sperm competition also carries physiological baggage – a deadly cocktail of testosterone and stress hormone that ultimately ensures the organ failure and death of every male.”

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10 of the most stunning natural landscapes in America

Some of Mother Nature’s finest work.

So wrote iconic American author Jack Kerouac in the novel that inspired a million journeys, On The Road. It’s a book that lies close to the American heart, speaking to a love of adventure and the pursuit of happiness. To this day in Kerouac’s spiritual home of San Francisco, book vendors keep copies of On The Road behind the counter due to the frequency with which it is shoplifted by financially challenged travellers chasing the writer’s hedonistic dream. On the Road gave birth to the great American road trip. Long stretches of picturesque highway. Windows down and the stereo up. Historic Route 66.

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8 of the best places to see the Northern Lights

It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss out on

The Northern Lights, the Earth’s natural display of colourful dancing light, are notoriously difficult to catch a glimpse of. They’re usually only visible during the winter months and in a handful of locations in the northern hemisphere. Being lucky enough to witness them is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so you want to make sure you’re heading to a location where a sighting is almost guaranteed. Here are the eight best places to be in with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

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