Look at it. It is perfectly round and clean. This thing came zipping through the atmosphere at crazy fast speeds, right? We saw Fearless Felix fall from a helium balloon tens of thousands of feet above the earth and had he had the misfortune of free falling into that lake, he would have done more damage.
Ever shoot a gun into a frozen lake? I have. Well, it was a pond, but still frozen. I don’t remember clean little holes. In fact I remember being disappointed that it wasn’t clean little holes. The ice kind of exploded instead. You’d think a meteorite or asteroid or whatever it was hurling to earth at bullet speeds would shake up the ice a little more, wouldn’t you?
I think the hole was made by scuba divers or very enthusiastic ice fisherman.
And all those poor people injured by shards of glass. A good lesson learned here. If you see a bright flash, duck and cover! There’s the once-famous Halifax Explosion, too, that one should keep in mind should you witness a large explosion in the distance. Be prepared for the shock wave!
The effects of the shock wave from the Halifax Explosion is graphically described in a novel I read once. Someone help me. Was it The Shipping News? Anyway, take note, don’t look until after you get creamed by the shock wave. Survive with as little injury as possible first.
- Russian Meteor Strike Aftermath: Photos (news.discovery.com)
- Asteroid explosion largest in a century (smh.com.au)
- Meteor explodes over Russia; about 1,100 injured (sfgate.com)
- ‘End of the World’ Terror Over Russian Skies (arabtimesonline.com)
- RT: Russian meteorite blast explained: Fireball explosion equal to 20 Hiroshimas (jhaines6.wordpress.com)