Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I Thought Lightning Strikes Were Traditional in Florida

Steven Lippard was in his driveway Saturday in Palm Beach County when he began bleeding.

The family initially thought he may have been hit by a golf ball or a bird, but then found several small rocks nearby.

The rocks were taken to Florida Atlantic University. Initial tests showed the rocks were metallic and could have come from space. Experts are now doing more tests to confirm the possibility.

Meteorite strikes around the world are incredibly rare but have happened in the past.
My understanding is that meteorites that have struck a building are very valuable to collectors, and that meteorites that struck a person are incredibly valuable as a result.  I hope the Lippards recognize this and get them back from FAU after they've been tested.  They might fund an entire college education. Or a hell of a party.

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