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Lightening struck a house in our neighborhood last night, starting a fire which destroyed two homesThe workers are on strike for higher wages.

Lightening struck a house in our neighborhood last night, starting a fire which destroyed two homes.

Her grandfather was killed when he was struck by a car while crossing the street.

Willie Tyler once joked that the reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.

A cyclist struck a pedestrian, severely injuring him, at this crosswalk this morning.

It looks like the strike by ferry workers is going to be a long one, with government negotiators and union officials both saying they have given up on talks for the time being.

Shannon bears a striking resemblance to her grandmother.

Teachers at the university are on strike for greater job security.

There is a Hindu proverb which states that you should never strike your wife, not even with a flower.

There is a Chinese proverb which observes that the man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.

There is a Korean proverb which notes that you cannot strike a face that is smiling.

There is an Iranian proverb which states that when fate strikes, physicians are useless.

You are more likely to be struck by lightning than to be attacked by a shark.

Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.

Prior to 1981, labor strikes by black workers in South Africa were illegal.

The national dress of Swaziland is said to be quite striking, and is frequently worn during important ceremonies.

Imperial Oil Ltd. struck oil in Alberta, Canada in 1947.

About 100 lightning bolts strike the earth each second.

Discussion question: Are there any jobs in which you think people should not be allowed to go on strike?

Find someone who knows someone who has participated in a labor strike.

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