Skip to comments.Meteorite makes villagers ill
Posted on 09/18/2007 3:00:16 AM PDT by prisoner6
VILLAGERS in southern Peru have been struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area. Around midday Saturday, villagers were startled by an explosion and a fireball that many were convinced was a plane crashing near their remote village, in the high Andes department of Puno in the Desaguadero region, near the border with Bolivia.
Residents complained of headaches and vomiting...
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A picture of the crater and a link to an article that makes for fun reading after a Google translation.
El Nuevo Diario
(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...
Prayers for all those who fell ill
Beware of a Mysterious Blob lurking about...........
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Something from the meteorite?
I’ve always thought it’s impossible that those things walk on three legs, they’d have to balance on two while moving - even dragging - the third into place. The point of balance is too off-center the legs for it to lift either (leg) to move it foward...
Have you seen a segway?
I have - the Segway’s POB is more centralized the wheels (supports) than of the three-legged spiders.
Send aid package - more money.
Reminds me of an old joke from the seventies...
The BAD news is that: the aliens have landed.
The GOOD news is that: they eat arabs and sweat oil!
Still if a seway can stand using a gyroscope then it seems one of these things could using one or two also. I mean the space station is held stable by a few of them.
I called the department of Puno when my neighbors Llama jumped the fence and ate my roses.
I have heard the same thing happens when Cindy Sheehan rolls into town.
Iridium most likely.
That is unless its really an alien entity inside the meteorite and its goal is world domination through mind control, sort of what worshipping Islam is.
I’ll bet 50 Quatloos on Mass Hysteria
Just as long as the llama didn’t bite your sister!
Nah, it’s Bush’s fault for not supporting the Kyoto Protocols.
Even if the three-legged spider COULD raise a leg, it and its gyroscope would fall until that leg again touched the ground or it toppled over. Unless the center of gravity is directly underneath the supporting “leg(s)” and the weight evenly distributed laterally between the two, no amount of gyroscopic action can keep it from tilting - especially when the legs are extended as far from the center body as the pic shows. It couldn’t even “drag” one of its legs to make itself move without a fundamental, significant weight shift off that leg.
Example: put a gyroscope on a three-legged bar stool and pull one leg from underneath - both will end up on the floor.
RE the space station; it is in a weightless environment where gravity has little or no effect, hence gyro’s are employed to maintain a spatial orientation of a horizonally aligned position.
The two aren’t relative to one another.
"We have determined with precision instruments that there is no radiation," said engineer Renan Ramirez of the Peruvian Nuclear Energy Institute.
Mr Ramirez said the illnesses may have been triggered by sulfur, arsenic or other toxins that may have melted in the extreme heat produced by the meteorite strike.
"It is a conventional meteorite that, when it struck, produced gases by fusing with elements of the terrain," he said.
Coincidence? Synchronicity? An omen?
Wells described the motion as if a 3 legged milking stool was being violently rolled.
And this Thing I saw! How can I describe it? A monstrous tripod, higher than many houses, striding over the young pine trees, and smashing them aside in its career; a walking engine of glittering metal, striding now across the heather; articulate ropes of steel dangling from it, and the clattering tumult of its passage mingling with the riot of the thunder. A flash, and it came out vividly, heeling over one way with two feet in the air, to vanish and reappear almost instantly as it seemed, with the next flash, a hundred yards nearer. Can you imagine a milking stool tilted and bowled violently along the ground? That was the impression those instant flashes gave. But instead of a milking stool imagine it a great body of machinery on a tripod stand.
Can't remember what they used as the decay material (Strontium-90 sticks in my mind), but NASA crashed a Pu-238 bearing probe into Jupiter, rather than one of the moons, to avoid radioactive contamination.
Red Lectoids from Planet 10.
Does it resemble “The Lochnar?” Calling Hanover Fist!
No, Buckaroo, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds...