Unless you’re Elizabeth Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama – in which case, you were.
November 30, 1954: Elizabeth Hodges was sleeping on a couch in her Alabama home when an 8.5-pound sulfide meteorite crashed through her roof, bounced off a radio, and smacked her on the hip. Fortunately, Ms. Hodges escaped with only bruises.
The seven-inch meteorite represented the first interstellar assault on a human being in the “modern era” – though ancient Chinese records apparently mention several injuries (and some deaths) due to meteors.
All of which reminds me of the following (courtesy of Despair.com):
And on that pleasant thought, I return you to your day.
Watch out for meteors.
4 thoughts on “Today in History…At Least You Weren’t Hit by Meteors.”
Thanks for the laugh. Great way to start the day.
I guess the new adage should be Never Wish Upon A Falling Star? 🙂
Not unless you’re wearing a helmet.
Ha and people say nothing exciting ever happens here!!!!
Comments are closed.