A meteorite likely smashed into this man's home, utterly destroying it

Originally published at: A meteorite likely smashed into this man's home, utterly destroying it | Boing Boing

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FACT: the odds of having your house destroyed by a meteorite are considerably higher than the odds of your child receiving Fentanyl in their Halloween candy, yet no major news outlets dedicated hours upon hours of coverage in 2022 warning Americans about the scourge of meteorite-based threats to their person or property.

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“If I am lying baby, may a meteorite strike me dead.”

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:musical_score: I once had a fight, with a meteorite. :notes:

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If he had insurance good luck getting any money, i would presume this falls under the “Act of God” nonsense

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Once again, I haven’t heard anything from my meteorite-hunting friends about beating feet to the site looking for rocks from space. The owner might make enough from sale of the offending rock to completely rebuild his house if it truly was hit and destroyed by a meteorite, but I remain skeptical.

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Hopefully his lawyer makes the insurance company specify which one.

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NASA says “Nuh-uh”.

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I used to be pretty tight with a meteorite; and I was copacetic with a comet, though it kept wandering off. I Oort to look it up some day.

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True, but DNN News did have their live meteor watch before the meteor(ite) ended up striking the television of the Sinclair family.

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But that was Pangean news coverage, not American.

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Probably a space based deity, because Meteorite.

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If it was a meteorite, did they find it? Could be worth more than the house.

But, uh, I feel like this is unlikely. A meteorite has hit a house before and IIRC it didn’t cause a fire.

Fire on a porch? Did he grill earlier that day? Way more porches go up from grills every year.

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Impossible.

Any meteorite wouldnt heat up enough during reentry to be able to cause a fire. Not enough heating, and the mass of rock is too small and too cold. If you happened to pick up a recently fallen small meteorite it would feel ice cold.

Unless the meteorite hit his turkey fryer this is crap.

people from all over the rural farming region around Procita’s house saw the fireball,

Which means the meteorite was about 50 miles up at this point and probably landed in the next state over, if at all.

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Not a meteorite. Simply credulous reporting, and possibly a bit of insurance fraud.

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People will be blaming the Martians but fortunately Herschel Walker has their back.

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Updated the post! Thank you!

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On Friday night, a bright meteorite fell in Nevada County,

A bright meteor was seen in Nevada County. If something reached the ground, that would be the meteorite.

Do I get my pedantry badge now?

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Sorry, am a wee bit confused here, will Herschel Walker be helping the people or the martians?

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From the look of his teeth, he might have been cooking, but it wasn’t dinner.

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How to get the details right

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