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Teenager hit by meteorite

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Teenager hit by meteorite

Just saw this Boy Hit By Meteorite Travelling At 30,000mph but the part that amazed me was the quoted 1 in 100 million chance. With a current world population on about Population: 6,707 million this means that 67 people are likely to be hit by a meteorite at some time in their life.
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Re: Teenager hit by meteorite

Funny you should say that.................duck Smiley
A little over 50 years ago I was staying at my aunty's farm just down the road from our Mr Bailey's residence when the garden wall was demolished by a small meteorite which was later taken away by the local University.
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So, a 3 inch scar on his hand and a crater in the ground.
That makes sense.
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Re: Teenager hit by meteorite

Kryptonite!
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Re: Teenager hit by meteorite

Somebody explain terminal velocity to them. The meteorite may well have been travelling at 30,000mph when it entered the atmosphere, but will quite quickly have slowed to maybe 200mph. It would still sting a bit, though.
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Re: Teenager hit by meteorite

Well it is Sky News !!!
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Re: Teenager hit by meteorite

Pity it didn't hit that fool Eamonn Holmes
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Re: Teenager hit by meteorite

Grin
hoax.
ive got a few diffrent types of space rock here the biggest is about the size of 5 pence.
how easy would be for me to hoax that.
wheres the picture of the hole it made in the road?. they dont show it because i bet its obvious some one dug the hole