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  • Lake Martin home total loss after fire Saturday

    Lake Martin home total loss after fire Saturday

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:25:39 GMT
    The Real Island Fire Department says homeowners are picking up the pieces after a fire that occurred on Saturday at Lake Martin. Officials say they believe the fire was started by lighting in the atticMore >>
    The Real Island Fire Department says homeowners are picking up the pieces after a fire that occurred Saturday at Lake Martin.More >>
  • "Don't Tread on Me" to appear on Alabama tags

    "Don't Tread on Me" to appear on Alabama tags

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:49:32 GMT
    At least 250 Alabama vehicles will soon be using license plates featuring the rattlesnake emblem and "Don't Tread on Me" warning popular with tea party groups.The state Revenue Department confirms theMore >>
    At least 250 Alabama vehicles will soon be using license plates featuring the rattlesnake emblem and "Don't Tread on Me" warning popular with tea party groups.The state Revenue Department confirms theMore >>
  • Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

    Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:22:23 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
    The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic...More >>

Sure, it's nice to think about hitting the jackpot, but you have better odds of:

  • Being struck by lightning in your lifetime (1 in 10,000)
  • Bowling a perfect game (1 in 11,500)
  • Hitting a hole in one (1 in 12,000)
  • Having twins (1 in 40)
  • Becoming President of the United States (1 in 43 million)
  • Being injured by hail (1 in 5,114,000)

Sources: NWS, Yahoo! Answers, Twinstuff.com, Answers.com and Bookofodds.com

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