Today in History…At Least You Weren’t Hit by Meteors.

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

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.

  • November 30, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I guess the new adage should be Never Wish Upon A Falling Star? 🙂

    • December 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

      Not unless you’re wearing a helmet.

  • December 1, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Ha and people say nothing exciting ever happens here!!!!

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