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    Man's home struck by meteorites six times!?!?

    Check out entry number 8 on this Cracked List.
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    If my math is right, this is something like 6.4 *10^79 to one against.
    Is this a hoax?

    PS #4 is weird astronomy history...is it true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    Check out entry number 8 on this Cracked List.
    https://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-4...ever-happened/
    If my math is right, this is something like 6.4 *10^79 to one against.
    Is this a hoax?
    Of course it's a hoax. The guy also claims that aliens are targeting his house.

    Grant Hutchison

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    He should probably throw away that mega-magnet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Of course it's a hoax. The guy also claims that aliens are targeting his house.

    Grant Hutchison
    Well, if my house was hit by meteorites six times, I may think I was being targeted by aliens, too. On the other hand, the aliens must be pretty lame. Six times and the house still exists? Humans could do better than that a century ago. Don’t these aliens have explosives, let alone alien super-weapons?
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    Sounds like a truly dodgy insurance claim.

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    Maybe one of his neighbors has a meteorite collection and the neighbor's kid is throwing them at his house. That still counts, right? They are actual meteorites and they are striking his house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Maybe one of his neighbors has a meteorite collection and the neighbor's kid is throwing them at his house. That still counts, right? They are actual meteorites and they are striking his house.
    Well, he says they're actual meteorites. He also says he paid for a steel frame for his house by selling one to an unnamed university in the Netherlands. Does that seem likely? And if these objects, gathered under such remarkable circumstances, have been examined by scientists in Belgrade and the Netherlands, why don't they show up in the Meteoritical Society database?

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    What about the one where Galileo’s cryptogram was mistaken by Kepler as actual future discoveries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    What about the one where Galileo’s cryptogram was mistaken by Kepler as actual future discoveries?
    Pretty famous story. You can find it described in detail in Koestler's The Sleepwalkers, complete with references and notes on how bad the Latin is. Unfortunately, Velikovsky picked it up and ran with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    Well, if my house was hit by meteorites six times, I may think I was being targeted by aliens, too.
    I think they could do better than throw rocks--but--it is the cheaper way.

    Me--I get targeted by gremlins

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