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Old Apr 4, 2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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Meteorite Almost Hits Skydiver

Amazing video of a skydiver in Norway who had just opened his parachute and a meteorite shoots past him at 300 mph.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/holy-f-ck-...ite-1557739698
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Old Apr 4, 2014, 12:30 PM   #2
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Time for some lottery tickets. He is one lucky dude.
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Old Apr 4, 2014, 03:31 PM   #3
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Incredible - or not credible - meteorites are usually black from the heat of re-entry. This story is likely linked to 1st April!
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Old Apr 7, 2014, 10:57 AM   #4
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You mean someone could of dropped the rock out of the plane?? Listening to the video it made me want to say "They're not Swedish, Mac, they're Norwegian".
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Old Apr 7, 2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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thats awesome, i want to go skydiving,but have nobody to go with. the girlfriend is scared of heights.
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Old Apr 7, 2014, 12:52 PM   #6
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thats awesome, i want to go skydiving,but have nobody to go with. the girlfriend is scared of heights.
There is no way I'd ever jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
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Old Apr 7, 2014, 02:11 PM   #7
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There is no way I'd ever jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
how about off of a perfectly good bridge?
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Old Apr 7, 2014, 02:15 PM   #8
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What are the odds that meteorite landed in a pig farm right next to a curious pig?
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Old Apr 12, 2014, 09:27 AM   #9
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If a meteor was to fly past me after I jumped out of a plane, I would be needing new shorts.
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Old Apr 12, 2014, 12:07 PM   #10
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What are the odds that meteorite landed in a pig farm right next to a curious pig?
It is now believed that the "meteorite" was actually just a small rock that got caught up in the parachute canopy. Skydivers report debris falling out of their chutes quite frequently. And you'll notice the fact that the rock appears immediately after he pulls the ripcord.

Unusual events do happen. The odds against me or you winning the Lottery are astronomical - and yet somebody does win it every couple of weeks.

One problem with this meteorite story is that the odds against such an event ever happening are beyond astronomical.
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how about off of a perfectly good bridge?
No way Jose.
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Am I the only one that thinks this could be a flimflam video because if this was a true meteorite it would have been blackened from the high speed entry.
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