In this July 27, 1940, photo, "Striking Beauty" by Weegee, a bolt of lightning strikes the lower Manhattan skyline near the Brooklyn Bridge. (AP Photo/Copyright Weegee/The International Center of Photography)
Bad news for us landlubbers: Lightning strikes more often here than it does on water, NASA reports. And things are particularly bad near the equator. In fact, some 90% of lightning on Earth strikes between the 38th parallels south and north, LiveScience reports.