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Meteorite makes villagers ill
Adelaide Now ^ | 09/18/2007 | NA

Posted on 09/18/2007 3:00:16 AM PDT by prisoner6

Meteorite makes villagers ill

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...

Farking Excerpt Snippers...

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 ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ilness; meteorite; peru; poisoning
Radiation poisoning?

prisoner6

1 posted on 09/18/2007 3:00:21 AM PDT by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6
Get ready for all the photos of Village of the Damned.

Prayers for all those who fell ill

2 posted on 09/18/2007 3:06:45 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: prisoner6

Beware of a Mysterious Blob lurking about...........


3 posted on 09/18/2007 3:07:01 AM PDT by CheezyChesster (Failed Diplomacy : IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY STUPID !!!)
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To: prisoner6

4 posted on 09/18/2007 3:17:06 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: prisoner6

“Farking Excerpt Snippers...”

Something from the meteorite?


5 posted on 09/18/2007 3:18:29 AM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Vaquero

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...


6 posted on 09/18/2007 3:26:23 AM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: azhenfud

Have you seen a segway?


7 posted on 09/18/2007 3:30:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

I have - the Segway’s POB is more centralized the wheels (supports) than of the three-legged spiders.


8 posted on 09/18/2007 3:35:42 AM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: prisoner6

Send aid package - more money.


9 posted on 09/18/2007 3:40:48 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (An American Patriot and an anti-Islam kind of fellow. (POI))
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To: Vaquero

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!


10 posted on 09/18/2007 3:54:12 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: azhenfud

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.


11 posted on 09/18/2007 3:55:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: prisoner6

I called the department of Puno when my neighbors Llama jumped the fence and ate my roses.


12 posted on 09/18/2007 3:57:29 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: prisoner6

I have heard the same thing happens when Cindy Sheehan rolls into town.


13 posted on 09/18/2007 3:58:24 AM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: prisoner6

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.


14 posted on 09/18/2007 3:59:35 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: prisoner6
Hugo testing missiles?
15 posted on 09/18/2007 4:27:19 AM PDT by Roccus (Hillary........brought to you by the PRC)
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To: prisoner6

I’ll bet 50 Quatloos on Mass Hysteria


16 posted on 09/18/2007 4:30:35 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: BigCinBigD

Just as long as the llama didn’t bite your sister!


17 posted on 09/18/2007 4:37:51 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: prisoner6

Nah, it’s Bush’s fault for not supporting the Kyoto Protocols.


18 posted on 09/18/2007 5:01:25 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Joe Boucher

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.


19 posted on 09/18/2007 5:59:07 AM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: prisoner6
According to this article it is not radiation poisoning.

"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.

20 posted on 09/18/2007 8:11:07 PM PDT by Peace Is Coming
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To: mware

21 posted on 09/18/2007 8:18:40 PM PDT by Peace Is Coming
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To: prisoner6
The current version of the comic strip “Alley Oop” is exactly about this situation!

Coincidence? Synchronicity? An omen?

22 posted on 09/18/2007 8:19:05 PM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: prisoner6

"Meteor shit!"

23 posted on 09/18/2007 8:20:38 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: azhenfud

Wells described the motion as if a 3 legged milking stool was being violently rolled.


24 posted on 09/18/2007 8:21:54 PM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: azhenfud

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.


25 posted on 09/18/2007 8:33:32 PM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: prisoner6
Meteor? Or a really expired Soviet RTG-equipped spy satellite?

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.

26 posted on 09/18/2007 8:44:54 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: null and void

Red Lectoids from Planet 10.


27 posted on 09/18/2007 8:49:03 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: prisoner6

Does it resemble “The Lochnar?” Calling Hanover Fist!


28 posted on 09/18/2007 8:50:20 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Calvin Locke

No, Buckaroo, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds...


29 posted on 09/18/2007 10:09:23 PM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: The Louiswu
The most recent Sky Watch (Hubble) podcast Show 124: Meteorite Mass Hysteria

~3.2MB.

30 posted on 10/23/2007 7:24:01 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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