What caused this spectacular fireball to zip across a power line?

Several days ago, a resident of Lachine, Quebec, captured harrowing video of a large electrical fireball that traversed across a power line, prompting everyone to ask: What the hell was that? » 11/04/13 6:20am 11/04/13 6:20am

What's up with all the weird meteors lately?

The meteors this month have been acting a little strange — they're particularly fiery, and they take a very long time to burn out. It turns out this is not an isolated incident; speculation over the strangeness of February meteors goes back at least half a century. » 2/23/12 3:22pm 2/23/12 3:22pm