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Experts confirm meteorite crash in Peru
AP Via Yahoo ^ | 9-19-07 | Monte Hayes

Posted on 09/20/2007 8:12:39 AM PDT by shirtlesszacefron

A fiery meteorite crashed into southern Peru over the weekend, experts confirmed on Wednesday. But they were still puzzling over claims that it gave off fumes that sickened 200 people.

Local residents told reporters that a fiery ball fell from the sky and smashed into the desolate Andean plain near the Bolivian border Saturday morning.

Jose Mechare, a scientist with Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute, said a geologist had confirmed that it was a "rocky meteorite," based on the fragments analyzed.

He said water in the meteorite's muddy crater boiled for maybe 10 minutes from the heat and could have given off a vapor that sickened people, and scientists were taking water samples.

"We are not completely

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; meteorite; peru


This is like a bad 1950's scifi movie. When are the Peruvians going to start sucking people's brains? (I've seen this before)
1 posted on 09/20/2007 8:12:42 AM PDT by shirtlesszacefron
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To: shirtlesszacefron

I see the Men in Black!!!


2 posted on 09/20/2007 8:20:59 AM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (Some people are alive simply because it's illegal to shoot them !!!!)
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To: Jeffrey_D.
I'm no "expert", but I think it's pretty obvious, the moon-men want our women.


3 posted on 09/20/2007 8:24:34 AM PDT by shirtlesszacefron
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To: shirtlesszacefron
When are the Peruvians going to start sucking people's brains?

When they finally find some. I think they're looking in the wrong country.

4 posted on 09/20/2007 8:26:59 AM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: shirtlesszacefron

Who you gonna believe, 200 Peruvians who said that they became ill after the giant meteor crashed near their village, or some of the esteemed scientists who gave us Global Warming?

Maybe the villagers should tell the scientists not to worry, the advent of Global Warming is all in your heads.


5 posted on 09/20/2007 8:28:39 AM PDT by the final gentleman
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To: capt. norm

ouch. You read the Bell Curve? I won’t tell...


6 posted on 09/20/2007 8:30:35 AM PDT by shirtlesszacefron
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To: shirtlesszacefron
Last known transmission from the site...


7 posted on 09/20/2007 8:39:14 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: shirtlesszacefron

“Experts confirm meteorite crash in Peru”

Just a guess here but the hole in the ground is an obvious clue for “experts”.


8 posted on 09/20/2007 8:48:25 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: reagan_fanatic

you know, the way things are going these days, it wouldn’t surprise me if giant killer robots started coming out of the ground. I’ve never been more serious.


9 posted on 09/20/2007 8:48:49 AM PDT by shirtlesszacefron
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To: shirtlesszacefron

The Arachnids are lobbing meteorites at us again. Better get the Mobile Infantry fired up.


10 posted on 09/20/2007 8:50:54 AM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: shirtlesszacefron

It starts out all cool, scientific, and exploratory.
But then later there’s zombies, screaming, running, and brain munching..


11 posted on 09/20/2007 8:53:51 AM PDT by Darksheare (If you set something free, and it returns, it must really like being captive.)
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To: shirtlesszacefron

 

I for one welcome our new Peruvian Overlords

12 posted on 09/20/2007 8:55:02 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: Darksheare

“But then later there’s zombies, screaming, running, and brain munching..”

Good thing our borders are protected to keep the zombies out.


13 posted on 09/20/2007 8:57:31 AM PDT by CJ Wolf (Tagline space for rent. FRmail me for prices and terms and conditions. willing to barter...)
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To: CJ Wolf

Robot dogs, and evil scythe fanged nuns with retractible rulers are on the job.


14 posted on 09/20/2007 8:59:51 AM PDT by Darksheare (If you set something free, and it returns, it must really like being captive.)
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To: Darksheare

Just who do the sick villagers sue for their pain and suffering?


15 posted on 09/20/2007 9:10:36 AM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: ValerieTexas

Umm.. I guess the government of Mars.
Or maybe the Targz?


16 posted on 09/20/2007 9:27:06 AM PDT by Darksheare (If you set something free, and it returns, it must really like being captive.)
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To: shirtlesszacefron
...a geologist had confirmed that it was a "rocky meteorite," based on the fragments analyzed.

Wooden meteorites leave nothing but charcoal fragments.

17 posted on 09/20/2007 10:49:49 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: shirtlesszacefron
Just a hold-on here! That hole appears to be caused by something bursting from deep in the earth core and returning to the Mother Ship hovering in the Black Hole over the Antarctic. Any further question? Fine, case closed...
18 posted on 09/20/2007 11:44:14 AM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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To: shirtlesszacefron

thanks, bfl


19 posted on 09/20/2007 6:26:45 PM PDT by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: neverdem; 75thOVI; AFPhys; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BenLurkin; ..
Thanks neverdem. This may have been posted elsewhere on FR, but I was too lazy to check.
 
Catastrophism
 
· join · view topics · view or post blog · bookmark · post new topic ·
 

20 posted on 09/21/2007 9:37:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, September 12, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: shirtlesszacefron; neverdem

ah, here it is. Alas...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1898253/posts


21 posted on 09/21/2007 9:47:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, September 12, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: shirtlesszacefron; All

I think the reports of sickness were caused by a fear reaction among relatively uneducated people.


22 posted on 09/21/2007 10:41:03 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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