Monday, 26 July 2010

Incoming

No, it's not another one of Cro's summer garden parties - it's a fire ball caused by an incoming meteor of colossal size.

A meteorite landed in the middle of an English cricket match last saturday, narrowly missing two spectators! Here's what the Telegraph says about it.

The pair – both Sussex members – were sitting square of the wicket watching the England player Luke Wright bat with Monty Panesar when they spotted the black, five-inch rock hurtling towards them.

Mr Marszel, an IT consultant, said: “We were sitting at the boundary edge when all of a sudden, out of a blue sky, we saw this small dark object hurtling towards us.

“It landed five yards inside the boundary and split into two pieces.

“One piece bounced up and hit me in the chest and the other ended up against the boundary board.

“It came across at quite a speed – if it had hit me full on it could have been very interesting."

The pair have kept the seemingly extraterrestrial pieces of rock for posterity and said they would be happy for experts to examine them.

Retired Mr Haynes, said: “We were quietly supping our pints, both looked up at the same time and saw a black object coming towards us – we didn’t know what it was.

“If it had come from the other direction we might have suspected someone had thrown it, but we saw it come in straight over the ground from quite a way out – it was definitely a meteorite.”

5 comments:

  1. Aren't they worth good money? I used to be a member at Sussex, but it never happened to me; meteors would not have been allowed in the member's pavilion!

    That's a staggering photo.

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  2. Wow!
    I love this world/universe!

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  3. I think Cro totally organized this, Tom!

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  4. Yes - they are worth a lot - especially big ones. They have mystical significance for the Japanese, apparently. This one split into two, so they both get a piece!

    I like this universe, so long as a bit of it doesn't land on my head, V.

    I wish I could organise it, J!

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  5. 人應該做自己認為對的事,而不是一味跟著群眾的建議走。..................................................

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