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Old 02-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Longevity risk, marriage risk, divorce risk, health risk, global economic meltdown risk and most importantly asteroid impact risk.

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BBC News - Meteor strike injures hundreds in central Russia
Meteor explodes over Russia; about 1,100 injured - Yahoo! News

Don't say it cannot not happen!!! Good thing it did not hit a major population center.
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"Mother nature has shown Hollywood who's boss"

I like that quote, as mentioned on CBS This Morning.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50141127n
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I was thinking of ReWahoo when I read that. But then I couldn't find any of his recent posts warning about an asteroid hit! (Oops - I was searching on meteor!)

Fiery Meteor Explodes over Russia, 1,100 Injured - weather.com
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I've been holding back on the "I told you so", but it's a real struggle...
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Hard to believe it was NOT associated with the fly-by of DA14 today. But NASA said it wasn't.
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I've been holding back on the "I told you so", but it's a real struggle...
We can only imagine the effort. Especially knowing how modest you are.

When I saw this tool I immediately thought of you. Impact: Earth! Very handy for anyone worried about an asteroid hit.
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When I saw this tool I immediately thought of [REWahoo]. Impact: Earth! Very handy for anyone worried about an asteroid hit.
Extremely Cool!

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I've been holding back on the "I told you so", but it's a real struggle...
Nah, you're pissed disappointed it didn't hit Texas, so you could add it to the list...
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Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, was quoted as saying: "Meteors are falling. Those are not meteors, it is Americans testing their new weapon."

Yea Vlad...be afraid, VERY AFRAID!
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Experts said the Russian meteor could have produced much more serious problems in the area hosting nuclear and chemical weapons disposal facilities.

Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia said the Russian government has underestimated potential risks of the region. He noted that the meteor struck only 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Mayak nuclear storage and disposal facility, which holds dozens of tons of weapons-grade plutonium.

A chemical weapons disposal facility at Shchuchye also contains some 6,000 tons (5,460 metric tons) of nerve agents, including sarin and VX, about 14 percent of the chemical weapons that Russia is committed to destroy.


I've been to both of these facilities and was involved in designing and constructing the Mayak facility. It would not have been good if they'd been hit. The Mayak facility is designed to withstand the impact of an airplane but, I doubt it would withstand a meteor this size.



One of the most popular jokes was that the meteorite was supposed to fall on Dec. 21, 2012 - when many believed the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world - but was delivered late by Russia's notoriously inefficient postal service.

Now, that's funny!
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Save a seat for me on the ITYS bench
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Cuba took a hit also.

Funny how none of the events are related to anything. I'm keeping my miners helmet on just in case.
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What I found impressive was that while the size of this meteor would never be exactly known, its estimate was as low as the size of a refrigerator. Yet, “At our hypermarket in Emanzhelinsk, windows were blown out, the roof shook, there was a strong shock wave,” billionaire Sergey Galitskiy, chief executive officer of OAO Magnit, Russia’s biggest food retailer by value, said on Twitter. “A serious meteorite fell.” About 170,000 square meters (1.8 million square feet) of window glass around town will have to be replaced.

And this is nothing compared to the 1908 Tunguska meteor, which leveled 800 square miles (2,100 square kilometers) of forest in Siberia, while leaving no crater, according to NASA. That meteor was estimated to be 300ft (in diameter?), and caused an air burst with the power of 1000 times the Hiroshima bomb. Being exploded in the air, it left no crater, but leveled the forest underneath.

One thing I found interesting was that the intense radiated heat of large meteor bursts could have caused burn for people within some distance, not unlike that of a nuclear explosion. Tin foil hat wouldn't save you.

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If I was to speculate, the events surely do seem like perhaps one big rock broke up into smaller pieces and payed earth a visit.
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"Fireballs happen every single night, all around the world,"

I'm sleeping in the basement until this stuff clears up...

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Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, was quoted as saying: "Meteors are falling. Those are not meteors, it is Americans testing their new weapon."

Yea Vlad...be afraid, VERY AFRAID!
Yes, and we would clearly attack Bymfyck, Russia, with such a weapon.
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Yes, and we would clearly attack Bymfyck, Russia, with such a weapon.
I am glad to see the Russians have there share of mentally impaired politicians.
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As I love to quote song lyrics, even out of context, just as an excuse to link in a song, I was tempted to post the recent 007 movie theme song aptly called "Skyfall" by Adele.

But I will point you to an earlier post here.

Skyfall

This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again
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As I love to quote song lyrics, even out of context, just as an excuse to link in a song, I was tempted to post the recent 007 movie theme song aptly called "Skyfall" by Adele.

But I will point you to an earlier post here.

Skyfall

This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again
Best Bond film since the 60's!
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So many people were injured because they ran to the window or door to see what that flash brighter than the sun was. Then they got hit by the shock wave.

So I guess the lesson is if you see a flash brighter than the sun: duck and cover.

I think it took 3 minutes for the shock waves to arrive after the flash.
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