1. Death Valley is notoriously hot. How hot? Take a guess – that's what AccuWeather did. Reports the San Diego Union Tribune: "The high temperatures AccuWeather Inc. was reporting for Death Valley were not only not the actual highs, they were estimates that were often way off — by as much as 15 degrees either way."
2. A 50-foot statue of Jesus is being erected outside a Monroe, Ohio, church after lightning transformed a previous statue of the Savior into a smoking lump. The new Jesus has a "lightning suppression system." The video of the burning statue enjoyed brief Internet viral fame. Watch it below.