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Monday, September 08, 2014

Things That Might Kill You: Piece of Asteroid Hits Rural Nicaragua, Sadly Missing ISIS Leader.

Piece of Asteroid Hits Nicaragua
. . . [A]stronomer Dr Heather Couper explained that although more investigation is needed it does appear the meteorite came from the larger 2014 RC asteroid: "A bit must have dropped off."

"These impacts happen about once a year, so we do have to be on our toes," she added.
So, I guess you all will be building large and strong trampolines over your houses to bounce one of things back into space?

The good news is that the main body of the asteroid (which was first detected last week) did safely fly by the earth.

Now, why can't one of these things land on - say - the ISIS leader, smashing him into microscopic fragments?

You can select your own preferred target.

Just saying.

The odds of a asteroid killing you are confusingly reported as being somewhere between 1 in 250,000 (here) and the slightly higher 1 in 74,817,414 (here). So, not impossible, then. More likely then winning the big pot in the Mega Millions Lottery, in fact (see here ("5 numbers and the Mega Ball: 1 in 258,890,850").

That's comforting.

At least you don't have to spend a dollar to attempt to win the asteroid strike!

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