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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/...ite-strike.html

    How rare for a human to be hit.

    It was only pea-sized but made an impact !

    BL :)

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  • Location: on A50 Staffs/Derbys border 151m/495ft
  • Location: on A50 Staffs/Derbys border 151m/495ft

    See the other news headline? What's going on?

    Here am I, with THREE multi-coloured wheelie bins cluttering up my drive and two other bins in my garage, and the Japanese are dumping THEIR garbage on the Moon at 4000 mph.

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby

    if its in 'the sun' then it must be true! :lol:

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  • Location: Longlevens, 16m ASL / Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny summers, cold snowy winters
  • Location: Longlevens, 16m ASL / Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL
    if its in 'the sun' then it must be true! :lol:

    Thats what i thought at first - Sky news has a bit more detail to this story

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-New..._At_30%2C000mph

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    Thats what i thought at first - Sky news has a bit more detail to this story

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-New..._At_30%2C000mph

    Oh dear! I'll have to change my definition of a meteorite? I thought that meteors evaporate within the atmosphere, whereas meteorites reach the ground?

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  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Storms & Snow.
  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/...ite-strike.html

    How rare for a human to be hit.

    It was only pea-sized but made an impact !

    BL :lol:

    "The pea-sized space rock left a three-inch scar on the 14-year-old's hand - and smashed a foot-wide crater in the pavement."

    How the hell can a pea-sized rock create a foot-wide crater in the pavement? :lol:

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  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)

    Gutter Press ... gotta love it!!!

    ... surely would have ripped his hand off, not grazed it? Perhaps he was hit by a stone from the impact on the ground ... lol.

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  • Location: Vale of Belvoir
  • Location: Vale of Belvoir
    How the hell can a pea-sized rock create a foot-wide crater in the pavement? :wallbash:

    Because it would be moving extremely fast and have a lot of kinetic energy.

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  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL

    Yeah. That happened to me once.

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  • Location: Bethnal Green
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and Cold
  • Location: Bethnal Green

    Putting aside the doubts over the validity of the article, it says the odds are 1 in 100 million. Presumably that would be over the course of a lifetime. But considering the billions of people on the planet and only one other case of a human being hit, surely basic maths would say the odds are much longer?

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