Friday, June 12, 2009

Best Conversation Piece Ever!

"Yah, this is the meteorite that hit me when I was 14 years old."

Gerrit Blank of Essen, Germany, had a close encounter of the space rock kind.

Pea-sized rock made soccer-ball sized dent in pavement.

Gerrit is lucky it only grazed him, he could have ended up like Fred, buried at the Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World:

(For those who can't see the inscription on the stone clearly, it says "Here Lies Good Old Fred/A Great Big Rock Fell On His Head.")

In any event, Gerrit has now had his 15 minutes of fame, and can presumably make the meteorite into a pendant or other piece of jewelry and wear it as a conversation piece for the rest of his life.

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