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SWEET METEOR OF DEATH, THE REHEARSAL: Meteor Hits Russia Feb 15, 2013 – Event Archive

God’s in the bullpen and he’s warming up. See 3:15 / 3:52 / 5:13

The blast does not travel at the speed of light, but the light from the blast does…

Feb 15,2013 – A “small” meteorite streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region. The blast, equivalent to 300,000 tons of TNT, shattered windows, damaged more than 3,000 building and injured over 1,000 people.

8 months after the incident, the meteorite, weighing in at 570 kg, was pulled out of Lake Chebarkul, making it one of the biggest meteorites ever recovered.

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  • Mike Austin December 18, 2021, 12:43 PM

    Russia seems to attract all kinds of undesired interference, whether from the Golden Horde, the Seljuks, Napoleon, Marx or Hitler. Now she must look to the Heavens as well for any approaching disaster. That 2013 meteorite—and by the way, it was 15 times more powerful than the Hiroshima blast—was certainly not the first. The 1908 Tunguska event puts the later meteorite to shame—and it did not even hit the ground, but disintegrated 5 miles above Siberia. It is the largest impact event in History. If such a thing were to crash near any modern city, it would make the results of the Battle of Stalingrad (1942 – 1943) look like a minor project in urban renewal.

  • Walter Sobchak December 18, 2021, 6:40 PM

    Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.

    The end of the world is easy.

    Living on with integrity, humor, charity, that is the hardest part.

  • Jack December 19, 2021, 8:19 AM

    Love that crew. Some of the most insanely funny humor ever created.