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    Indian Man Thought to Be First Ever Killed by Meteorite

    NASA says there's no record of anyone being killed by a meteorite before.

    A man was killed after being struck by a meteorite in India over the weekend, apparently becoming the first person in recorded history to die in such a manner.

    A bus driver, identified as V. Kamaraj, died after suffering severe injuries while he was walking close to the cafeteria at the Bharathidasan Engineering College, where the object hit, according to the Wall Street Journal. Three others were injured in the blast.

    “There was a noise like a big explosion,” G. Baskar, principal of the college in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, told the newspaper. “It was an abnormal sound that could be heard till at least 3 km [about 2 miles] away.”

    Meteorite-caused injuries or deaths are incredibly rare, according to NASA, which said on its website that there is no record “in modern times of any person being killed by a meteorite.” “An individual’s chance of being killed by a meteorite is small, but the risk increases with the size of the impacting comet or asteroid,” NASA said.

    Meteorite Strike Kills 1, Injures 3 at College in India

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    but the risk increases with the size of the impacting comet or asteroid
    No shit, Sherlock...You must be a rocket scientist...

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    Talk about a bad luck guy. Born an Indian, and then this.............life just ain't fair.

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    Would his family get to keep Meteorite, should be worth a Kings ransom, set them up for life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Talk about a bad luck guy. Born an Indian, and then this.............life just ain't fair.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47
    Would his family get to keep Meteorite, should be worth a Kings ransom, set them up for life
    Two great posts. Like the old days, laughing and enjoying. Thanks.



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    Wasn't a direct hit by the sound of it. Imagine that.

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    I wonder if it was an IED. Did an independent investigation locate the meteor fragments ?

    If it really was a meteor I wonder which lottery number he picked prior. I'd play it for awhile.

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    ^ Won't help him any...RIPieces...(Sorry)...

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    The meteorite left a 4-ft. deep crater and shattered windows of classrooms and nearby vehicles.
    The guy must have been mush . . . possibly the consistency of dal . . .

    Finally: India Number 1!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Talk about a bad luck guy. Born an Indian, and then this.............life just ain't fair.
    I take it as a sign that there is a God. And he really f*cking hated that guy.

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    He obviously didn't curry favour with his God

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    Statistically, a meteorite was bound to hit either an Indian or a Chinese.

    If it had hit a Chinese it would have probably have had to go back for another 1 hour later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Talk about a bad luck guy. Born an Indian, and then this.............life just ain't fair.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47
    Would his family get to keep Meteorite, should be worth a Kings ransom, set them up for life
    Two great posts. Like the old days, laughing and enjoying. Thanks.


    Yes, laughing at somones death. Funny. Not

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    A man was killed after being struck by a meteorite in India over the weekend, apparently becoming the first person in recorded history to die in such a manner.
    Was his name "Lucky?"

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    Where can I buy these meteorites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greentea View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Talk about a bad luck guy. Born an Indian, and then this.............life just ain't fair.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47
    Would his family get to keep Meteorite, should be worth a Kings ransom, set them up for life
    Two great posts. Like the old days, laughing and enjoying. Thanks.


    Yes, laughing at somones death. Funny. Not
    Don't worry, after a few years the black sense of humour will rub off onto you. I had it before and it gets better as the years go by.

    You'll be laughing at yourself in about 2000 posts.

    And admitting that you did actually laugh at the meteor man's death. Or other odd threads that might tickle your fancy.

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    Someone should get the numbers of his GPS coordinates where this happened and buy lottery tickets.

    Greentea, laughing at the circumstances of someone's death is simply a way of dealing with it, not intentional disrespect unless the presence of his or her relatives.

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