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...
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 ...
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.
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