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‘Meteor’ Found by Saudi Man Near His House
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 07, 2013

Posted on 01/07/2013 9:52:53 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Saudi man has found a solid object that he believes to be a meteor that fell near his house and broke into several pieces.

Mashari Al Subai said the object’s fall had created a small pit in the ground behind his house in the western Saudi town of Raniya before it fragmented into small and medium-sized parts.

He said the large piece he found has a semi-transparent hazel colour, adding that the colour changed abruptly when the object was heated.

“I conducted a small test on the object. After I heated it for five minutes, its colour changed to golden yellow before it regained its original colour gradually,” he said, as quoted by the Saudi Arabic language daily ‘Sabq’.

He said he had sent a piece of the object to the Saudi Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources for testing and identifying. Sabq did not specify the size of the object.


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1 posted on 01/07/2013 9:53:03 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Saudi-Joe Dirt”


2 posted on 01/07/2013 9:59:27 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: nickcarraway
Tens of tons of stuff falls on the earth every day. Most of it burns up in the atmosphere, but some bits make it down. Easier to find in the desert and at the poles.

Oooh! A rock in an unbroken landscape of boring!

/johnny

3 posted on 01/07/2013 10:08:32 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I know! Let’s worship it!!!


4 posted on 01/07/2013 10:13:40 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: null and void
Worked for Moe.

/johnny

5 posted on 01/07/2013 10:20:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

Kaaba daaba doo!!!


6 posted on 01/07/2013 10:42:38 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (o)
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To: nickcarraway

!


7 posted on 01/07/2013 11:36:01 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Gaffer

that ain’t no meteor, it’s just a big old frozen chunk of shiite.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 11:39:50 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: null and void

If only a larger meteor would hit Mecca. A 2 mile wide one would be a good size


9 posted on 01/08/2013 2:02:53 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: nickcarraway

It was stamped ‘Made in Haifa’.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 2:55:03 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: RC one

Hence my “Joe Dirt” reference


11 posted on 01/08/2013 2:55:55 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

yeah, what I said was funnier though.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 3:41:47 AM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Democrat_media
If only a larger meteor would hit Mecca. A 2 mile wide one would be a good size

A two mile wide meteor striking anywhere on the planet would probably cause a complete re-set of human civilization. I think a two meter wide meteor would be plenty sufficient for Mecca.

Check out this online Earth Impacts Calculator.

13 posted on 01/08/2013 5:14:52 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: nickcarraway

I have a great idea!

Let’s build a big silver Lady Part to display the rock, Install it in a stupid looking black cube, and march around it in a humungous mob, around and around and around, and kiss the rock on each circuit!

I can’t think of any better way to give Honor and Glory to the Creator of the Universe, can you?/s


14 posted on 01/08/2013 5:28:00 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site
I remember watching a documentary about the religion of ancient Egypt and the myth of Osiris. I think they regarded meteorites as bits of frozen ejaculate (ahem) from Osiris. These were worshiped.

So it's more than interesting that the silver frame on the kaaba looks the way it does.

15 posted on 01/08/2013 6:05:13 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam

Absolutely Right.

The Koran says that the kaaba was constructed by allah.
Then, further into the book, that statement is subrogated by the idea that Adam constructed the kaaba.
Then, further into the book, the koran states that the kaaba was built by Abraham.
Then, that is subrogated by the sura passage that claims that the kaaba was built by mohammed (maybe he just did an upgrade?)

In the dim annals of history, it is assumed that the kaaba was a sort of “Universalist” Shrine for all the merchants and travelers that passed through Mecca. It contained over 350 idols of different religions, one of whom was allah, a Female deity of the Moon and of War (Kind of like Kali of the Hindu Religion). Evidence of this is with us to this day, as the crescent moon is the Ultimate Symbol of islam. The “Moon God(dess)” is almost ALWAYS Female, for obvious reasons.

Moe merely got rid of her rivals and gave her a sex change operation.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 6:15:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Windflier
2 meter wide meteor would probably burn up in the atmosphere.

If the asteroid is as big as a 20-story building (200 feet on a side), it has an amount of energy equal to the largest nuclear bombs made today — on the order of 25 to 50 megatons. An asteroid like this would flatten reinforced concrete buildings five miles from ground zero. It would completely destroy most major cities in the United States.\

http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/asteroid-hits-earth.htm

200 feet is as much as an H-Bomb good enough to destroy Mecca but need something bigger to wipe out Islam.

The meteor that killed the dinosaurs was 6 miles wide and it wiped out 90% of the species on Earth

http://www.universetoday.com/9600/asteroid-wiped-out-the-dinosaurs-in-hours/

Asteroid Wiped Out the Dinosaurs in Hours


According to new research led by a University of Colorado at Boulder geophysicist, a giant asteroid that hit the coast of Mexico 65 million years ago probably incinerated all the large dinosaurs that were alive at the time in only a few hours, and only those organisms already sheltered in burrows or in water were left alive.

The six-mile-in-diameter asteroid is thought to have hit Chicxulub in the Yucatan, striking with the energy of 100 million megatons of TNT, said chief author and Researcher Doug Robertson of the department of geological sciences and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. The “heat pulse” caused by re-entering ejected matter would have reached around the globe, igniting fires and burning up all terrestrial organisms not sheltered in burrows or in water, he said.

17 posted on 01/08/2013 6:41:25 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: RC one

Actually, I think Joe was funnier because he toted that ‘meteorite’ around in his little red wagon, and even sopped his french fries in a few packets of ketchup he spread on top of it......


18 posted on 01/08/2013 7:59:37 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Democrat_media
2 meter wide meteor would probably burn up in the atmosphere.

Doubt it. That's a 6 foot diameter rock. It'd survive atmospheric entry, and would destroy any building it happened to hit, like the Kaaba. In my last reply, I meant that the rock would be two meters in diameter when it impacted.

Flattening Mecca would obviously require a much bigger rock.

19 posted on 01/08/2013 8:31:05 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Gaffer

I love that movie. So many excellent one liners.


20 posted on 01/08/2013 9:29:36 AM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

I especially liked Britany Daniel.....smoking hot!


21 posted on 01/08/2013 9:42:47 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Windflier

I think at least 175 m. I want a big enough one to form a crater with a molten rock floor.

We will find
sooner or later
if Achmed’ll pray
to a glowing crater


22 posted on 01/08/2013 9:51:02 AM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: null and void

Actually I want three. One for mecca, one for medina, and one for that damnable well in qom.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 9:59:19 AM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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