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Don't forget the Geminid Meteor shower tonight is at it's maximum. I know, it's cold. Bundle up an get out there.

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Great photo!


They'd find me frozen by the lake with an awed expression on my face. Pass, I'll wait for the dvd. 😉 Joking aside, I did venture out one winter and catch one, def a cool experience.

Druvius Level 8 Dec 13, 2020

I'll stay inside, I don't want to be hit by a meteorite, again!

AGAIN? As far as I know only 1 person was ever hit by a meteor so you should be famous

@starwatcher-al It's not as cut and dry as that. I was in Japan walking through a very very wide ally between four story buildings, about fifty to seventy five yards apart. Maybe a quarter mile long. Midway a rock smacked me in the middle of my back. I looked all around, I yelled, I assumed someone threw that rock, but it would have been a hell of a hit for that distance. The rock was stony and ambient temperature. I just see nowhere else it could have come from, and it hurt when it hit.
I didn't even consider the possibility until I watched meteor men and they were talking about finding meteors on ice. They explained small meteors can break away and cool as they slow down.
I wish I had kept the rock...I was just mad someone could bean me from so far away I couldn't detect them until then.

@Willow_Wisp Wow, yeah, too bad you did not keep the rock and take it to a geologist. You could have been famous.

@starwatcher-al Weird stupid stuff happens to me all the time. I bought a lotto quick pick and forgot I had, two days later in a town two hundred miles away I bought another quick pick. They weren't winners, but they had matching numbers. Isn't that the same odds as winning, but still losing?

@Willow_Wisp, I'm sorry, I have to say this. Your understanding of "odds" is lacking. That you buy lotto tickets proves that out. As far as the rock perpetrator, what do you think the odds are that he will respond to your yells whether it was intentional or not? Didn't these buildings have roofs that weren't a 1/4 mile away?

My advice to you would be to stop throwing away your money on lotto tickets. Of course if while walking to your car tomorrow, that same rock nails you again, buy every ticket you can find!

@desertastronomer You're an ass hole that just made my block list, which I'll do as soon as I'm fairly certain your stupid ass has read my reply.

@Willow_Wisp Gee, a girl can't even have a little fun.

@starwatcher-al It's always like that, you read your horoscope once in thirty years for the fun of it and some person with a stick up their ass has to take the fun out of it.

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