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#1 Cotts

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 07:48 AM

Seems to be about the size of a grapefruit. 

 

Will this become her property, then?  Should be worth a few $....

 

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 08:04 AM

Yes, in Canada meteorites are considered a natural resource and belong to the owner of the property on which they lie. So it’s hers to enjoy (wish a meteorite would crash through my ceiling!)

Looks like a nice one, although we should take the details of the article with a grain of salt; I was all good with it until the end when the author said this person wasn’t compelled to take up astrology because of this. 


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 08:25 AM

....wasn’t compelled to take up astrology because of this. 

But if she had already, she could have foreseen it!wink.gif

 

"I’m just totally amazed over the fact that it is a star that came out of the sky"...shocked.gif lol.gif

 

 

"...her insurance company will be doing a walk-through to see if roof holes cause by space debris are covered." 

 

It is or it isn't. What's the policy say? "Sorry, your policy doesn't cover this type of meteorite.."


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 08:27 AM

Bloody space debris. In spite of the celebrity status, they cost the average bloke money…

 

https://www.cloudyni...or-cost-me-350/

 

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 08:38 AM

Amazing, I wish that would happen to me, except I’d want it to hit me but just enough to leave a scar with no serious injury’s. No I’m not crazy, I’m thinking about the future. Just imagine the story you’d have to tell forever more, guaranteed your scar story won’t be topped.


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 08:43 AM

https://www.space.co...-years-ago.html

 

https://videos.space...a?list=9wzCTV4g


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 08:48 AM

Jit’s imagine the odds of this happening, incalculable.



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Posted 10 October 2021 - 08:48 AM

Amazing, I wish that would happen to me, except I’d want it to hit me but just enough to leave a scar with no serious injury’s. No I’m not crazy, I’m thinking about the future. Just imagine the story you’d have to tell forever more, guaranteed your scar story won’t be topped.

What if such an event caused you to 'take up astrology'?  Not so keen, now, eh?  lol.gif

 

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 09:06 AM

What if such an event caused you to 'take up astrology'?  Not so keen, now, eh?  lol.gif

 

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I said leave a scar, not a full labotamy!


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 10:10 AM

Somewhat related, an interesting film. https://youtu.be/0Eb-HA7tyxE?t=329



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Posted 10 October 2021 - 10:50 AM

Well... the story sure comes across as credible. That it penetrated someone's house doesn't particularly surprise me... But that it just so happened to land exactly where the occupant's head "would have been" does. That added layer of improbability gets rather folkloreish.

 

On the other hand >>>

 

Yeah, one of my true anecdotes obtusely-related. I was a young engineer at Bausch & Lomb, mid-1970s. Leaning back in my chair imagining eleventh-order differential equations and gestalt realized that I the coater might explode. Rushed off the shop floor and turned off the quasi-critical coater... strolled back to my cubicle, eating a Hershey's and sipping on a Coke, puffin' on a Camel. And there on the floor was a cylindrical chunk of concrete the size of a bowling ball! Hole in the dropped ceiling traced the trajectory to a cut-off steel pipe in the overhead. Workers above had plugged that pipe with concrete years earlier when remodeling the floor above. The guy in the cube above me had rolled his chair over the plug, dislodging it down into my personal safe-space. I reported this to Safety and Facilities. They sent an investigator over and I railed that that chunk of concrete "would have" killed the corporation's rising star scientist, had it fallen a minute earlier or later. Right there where my priceless brain "would have been". The inspectors said ~meh~, bummed a cigarette... and left.    Tom


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 10:55 AM

That sounds like health and safety practices in the 70’s, lucky that thing didn’t land on your melon, you’d still be getting coloring books for Christmas.


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Posted 12 October 2021 - 10:34 PM

A better written article on CBC today (and thankfully no mention of astrology): https://www.cbc.ca/n...en-bc-1.6207904



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Posted 13 October 2021 - 06:45 AM

The specimen is now at Western University in Ontario. It will be investigated by Phil McCausland and others. Peter Brown is working on the trajectory and Alan Hilderbrand has recovered another specimen in Golden .  Investigators are of course seeking dashcam and other video surveillance sources to further nail  down the trajectory. 


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Posted 13 October 2021 - 08:14 AM

I was initially confused by the account in some articles stating that she was awakened by the sound of a crash and the sensation of debris on her face.  Since that meteorite appears to have landed on her pillow, I think there's a good chance she wouldn't be around to talk about it if that was the case. shocked.gif   Subsequent articles I've read, though, indicate that her dog started barking moments beforehand, and I guess that caused her to raise her head and maybe even sit up in bed just in time.  Wow, lucky break.  Good doggy!

 

P.S.  I don't remember reading what its weight was?


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Posted 13 October 2021 - 10:38 AM

According to the Springfield Shopper, it was about the size and weight as a standard Chihuahua's head.    Tom

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 08:49 PM

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 01:54 AM

https://www.npr.org/...sh-columbia-bed



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Posted 15 October 2021 - 01:57 AM

 

P.S.  I don't remember reading what its weight was?

From the link in my post above:

 

It turns out that the 2.8-pound space rock, about the size of a small cabbage, was part of a meteor shower identified by Alan Hildebrand, a planetary scientist in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary, and his colleagues.


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 09:25 PM

Hopefully she has farmers insurance, the people that do the commercials would be dancing up and down to have that one to use.


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