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#1 9 years ago

Schler berlebt Meteoriten-Treffer - Mensch bei GMX

The student Gerrit Blank from Essen was hit by a meteor on his way to school. The stone hit his hand, resulting in a small wound. He described the impact as "thunder" and suffered from a tinnitus hours after the accident. The stone had the size of a pea.

What are the odds? Seriously...

Also he will probably trigger a Zombie apocalypse after being contaminated by a germ from outer space.




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#2 9 years ago

what's a Tinnitus?




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#3 9 years ago

That thing Khan put in Chekov's ear.




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#4 9 years ago

Its when you lose certain pitches of hearing, and sometimes get ringing in your ears. I have it, and its not painful or such, but can be annoying sometimes.




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#5 9 years ago

It's often caused by too much loud music or shooting without hearing protection.




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#6 9 years ago

GMX News the top journalistic outlet of the internet! ^^

Read tomorrows headline today! Obama was white all along and Israel gives up it's land in the Gaza Strip and West Bank!




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#7 9 years ago
Von Mudra;4921523Its when you lose certain pitches of hearing, and sometimes get ringing in your ears. I have it, and its not painful or such, but can be annoying sometimes.

Permanently?




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#8 9 years ago

Yep. BUt it does mean that I can fire rifles now without being deaf for a few seconds after the shot. Now I barely notice anything :3




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#9 9 years ago

Will you not see Moose's sarcasms?!? On topic... I may be a minority here, but I think this story is horseshit. If the thing is pebble sized, put a small crater in the earth and was travelling at 30,000 mph, I really think that hand of his would be ketchup on the road. If not his whole body. I could be wrong, not a huge deal at all but I really think that kind of kinetic energy would have wasted him, even if it was a glancing blow. At that speed, does anything really glance?




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#10 9 years ago
stylie;4922253Will you not see Moose's sarcasms?!? On topic... I may be a minority here, but I think this story is horseshit. If the thing is pebble sized, put a small crater in the earth and was travelling at 30,000 mph, I really think that hand of his would be ketchup on the road. If not his whole body. I could be wrong, not a huge deal at all but I really think that kind of kinetic energy would have wasted him, even if it was a glancing blow. At that speed, does anything really glance?

My guess is that a piece of shrapnel from the impact went through his hand not the meteorite. The story may be true, but not the events. At the speed described/impact/sound it would have pulverized his hand. The last recorded incident that comes to mind was the lady in Alabama back in the 50’s. It was no larger than a pea and ripped a huge section out of her side (lady was really fat). Probably would have killed her, but the impact was slowed down by the pebble crashing through the top of the house which literally destroyed much of the roof and upper floors on its trajectory that slammed it into the ground beneath her home.