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Boy struck by meteorite

Post  Majin Kedamoki on Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:47 pm

14 year old Gerrit Blank was on his way to school when he was struck by a meteorite.

A piece of space rock hit his hand and then bounced off creating a foot wide crater in the ground

Gerrit survived the strike and suffered a 3 inch wound to his hand.

He said: “At first I just saw a large ball of light, and then I suddenly felt a pain in my hand.

“Then a split second after that there was an enormous bang like a crash of thunder.”

“The noise that came after the flash of light was so loud that my ears were ringing for hours afterwards.

“When it hit me it knocked me flying and then was still going fast enough to bury itself into the road,” he explained.

Chemical tests were done on the rock to prove it was from space.

Ansgar Kortem, director of Germany’s Walter Hohmann Observatory, said: “It’s a real meteorite, therefore it is very valuable to collectors and scientists.

“Most don’t actually make it to ground level because they evaporate in the atmosphere. Of those that do get through, about six out of every seven of them land in water,” he added.

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This kid is lucky as hell

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Post  Karmarsi Kedamoki on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:14 pm

Pft guess space says hi to him XD But yea, he is a lucky kid
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Post  Martin Prower on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:50 pm

Bet ya he didn't get to keep the meteorite
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Post  Majin Kedamoki on Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:43 am

Nope, he did not


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Post  Martin Prower on Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:09 am

Now that's a ripoff!
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Seriously?

Post  Tailslover13 on Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:14 am

Whoa...that's just...out of this world...literally! XD He must've had a big head, huh? I don't really know if he's lucky to have experienced that...or just lucky to have survived...or both?
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Post  Majin Kedamoki on Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:16 am

You read wrong, it hit his hand, not his head
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Post  Tailslover13 on Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:39 am

Oh, sorry; my bad. I was wondering why it seemed so strange.
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Post  Majin Kedamoki on Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:43 pm

Sometimes you just need to re-read something if it doesn't make sense
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