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NightStalker160
2005-Jan-26, 08:28 PM
Reuters | Wed, Jan 26, 2005

A 10 pound meteorite which landed in a former Khmer Rouge (news - web sites) zone of northwest Cambodia started fires across rice fields and prayers from villagers who saw it as a divine omen of peace.

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"Some farmers are angry with the rock because it caused fires and destroyed several hundred hectares of their paddy fields," said Sok Sareth, police chief of Banteay Meanchey province, around 200 miles northwest of the capital, Phnom Penh.

"But others asked the police to leave it where it landed and put it on shrine to pray for peace," he told Reuters on Wednesday.

The black lump of celestial rock sent villagers scurrying for cover when it thumped into the ground in the war-scarred southeast Asian nation on Monday morning.

"It made a noise like a bomb exploding," Sok Sareth said. "It's a good thing it didn't land in the village or people could have been killed."
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Last time I checked meteorites don't start fires when the they hit the ground since they're actually pretty damn cold.

A Thousand Pardons
2005-Jan-26, 08:35 PM
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If this is supposed to be subliminal, shouldn't it be smaller, maybe? :)

Saluki
2005-Jan-26, 09:12 PM
Lol. This article was funniest the first time it was posted. It was still a little funny the second time. Now, with the third time, it is old hat.

Edit to add links. I am still new here, but I believe they call it ToSeeked.

http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19222

http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19241