Saturday, June 13, 2009

14-year-old surviving meteor strike

Gerrit Blank, a 14-year-old boy survived after being hit by a pea-sized meteorite travelling 30000 mph (48270 km/h). The chances of surviving a meteorite strike are 1 in a million but the lucky teenager got only a 3 inch long scar on his hand. The event occured in Essen, Germany and the space meteor looking like a "ball of light" buried itself in the ground causing a foot wide crater. The red hot fragment which crashed to Earth was proved to be magnetic material. The only previous case of human survival by meteorite hit took place in Alabama, USA in November 1954 when a grapefruite-sized rock passed through the roof, deflected off the furniture and landed on a woman during her sleep.

5 comments:

tlön society June 16, 2009 at 10:16 PM  

nu mi'e clar: sansele de'a fi lovit de'un meteorit erau mai mari sau mai mici decat sansele de'a scapa [fiind lovit de'un meteorit]? adica - a fost un Miracol, o Coincidenta Norocoasa sau Ceva la fel de banal ca un naked cross in amsterdam?

InfoWebExplore June 17, 2009 at 12:11 PM  

Da, buna intrebare,,in mod normal pt a face o statistica trebuie sa ai mai ceva evenimente si sansele de a fi lovit fiind mai mari (1 supravietuire dintr-un milion incidente) insa nu am dat search sa vad care au fost nr supravietuiri vs. loviri. Personal cred ca au concluzionat mai mult stiintific, in cazul in care cineva e lovit de un pietroi cu vreo 50mii km/h sansele de a trai sunt "slim", nu cred ca au fost loviti 1 milion de individuali si au observat ca doar 1 a supravietuit. Probabil pe google sau wiki mentioneaza ceva statistici dar cei mai multi meteori pica prin mari si oceane.

InfoWebExplore June 17, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

mda,,din pacate, dar daca ai ganduri de sinucidere mai sunt si alte metode decat alea...naturale:)

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