Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Meteorite Ate My Homework

The Sky’s The Limit

A fourteen-year-old schoolboy in Essen, Germany, survived being hit by a meteorite. The teenager was rushing to school when he saw a massive fireball heading straight towards him from the sky. The chances of being struck by a meteorite are just 1 in 100 million.

FOOTNOTE: Star-struck.

14 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Gosh, I am surprised he survived....was he left with any special powers????

Luiz Ramos said...

Lucky boy!

immersion said...

amazing!

subtorp77 said...

Ach! Better odds than the lotto, wot? The lad's got some bragging rights. I've seen of the lightning striking humans but ne'er a meteorite! Astounding!

Charles Gramlich said...

I saw this. Amazing!

Ananda girl said...

Poor thing! He's likely still shaking.

Brian Miller said...

omg! hope he at least got to keep a piece! what a story to tell at show and tell!

Maggie May said...

I don't like those odds..... even though it seems a bit remote!
Mind you, not many people could brag about being hit by a meteorite! Would any one believe it?

rhymeswithplague said...

"The chances of being struck by a meteorite are just one in 100 million."

Is that right? So since earth has roughly 7 billion people at present, one in 100 million means that there must be 70 people currently living who have been hit by meteorites.

I trust your journalistic inclination will cause you to set out shortly to verify this tidbit of information. Report back as soon as you know.

rhymeswithplague said...

Perhaps I read it wrong. Perhaps it means one in every 100 million meteorites strikes a person, not that one in every 100 million persons is struck by a meteorite.

Please clarify.

Pamela said...

Lucky boy!
amazing!

Shrinky said...

Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!

Moannie said...

Two fourteen year olds were struck by lightning t'other day. They were saved because they were holding hands...go figure.

Debbie said...

Good heavens. I think if I was struck by a meteorite, I would take the day off from school.