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#1 Feb 15 2013 at 12:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lucky bastards will probably get mutant space meteor powers! but still, thats a big one, The flyby must have had some trailers stringing along behind it they couldn't see that were small enough to impact.

http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

Meteorite crash in Russia: UFO fears spark panic in the Urals


A series of explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteorite shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones have stopped working.

According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.

A bright flash was seen in the Chelyabinsk, Tyumen and Sverdlovsk regions, Russia’s Republic of Bashkiria and in northern Kazakhstan.

Lifenews tabloid said that at least one piece of the fallen object caused damage on the ground in Chelyabinsk. According to preliminary reports, it crashed into a wall near a zinc factory, disrupting the city's Internet and mobile service.

Witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it seemed like an earthquake and thunder had struck at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth.

Police in the Chelyabinsk region are reportedly on high alert, and have begun ‘Operation Fortress’ in order to protect vital infrastructure.

Office buildings in downtown Chelyabinsk are being evacuated. Injuries were reported at one of the city’s secondary schools, supposedly from smashed windows. No other injuries have been reported so far.

An emergency message published on the website of the Chelyabinsk regional authority urged residents to pick up their children from school and remain at home if possible.
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#2 Feb 15 2013 at 12:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Also:
http://www.classicgamesarcade.com/game/21673/missile-command.html
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#3 Feb 15 2013 at 12:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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Video of it now:


Looks like the main body of it airburst, and then it just burned up the rest of the way before hitting the ground.
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#4 Feb 15 2013 at 1:35 AM Rating: Good
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From that video I took:

1. Russians drive crazy.
2. They can run a video on their cell phones while driving crazy.
3. Dr. Who just caused the crack in time!!!!

That really was cool, though. :D

Edited, Feb 15th 2013 1:35am by Belkira
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Belkira wrote:
From that video I took:

1. Russians drive crazy.
2. They can run a video on their cell phones while driving crazy.
3. Dr. Who just caused the crack in time!!!!

That really was cool, though. :D

Edited, Feb 15th 2013 1:35am by Belkira
1 is very much true, which is why a lot of them have dashboard cameras. Also because apparently people like to scam others by suddenly stopping and backing up on the road so the person behind them hits them, then demand a lot of money or they'll call the cops and whatnot.
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#6 Feb 15 2013 at 3:04 AM Rating: Good
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Didn't you guys see Deep Impact? This is just the BEGINNING~!
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Just youtube russian driving. You'll have a new appreciation of US traffic cops.
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#8 Feb 15 2013 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
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Just youtube russian driving. You'll have a new appreciation of US traffic cops.
Driving in Europe is more fun, though.
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here's another link with more videos:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/15/hundreds-injured-meteorite-russian-city-chelyabinsk

totally crazy
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This is the point where Obama should hold a press conference to categorically deny any reports that the US has, or has ever had, a meteorite space cannon...
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How do you shoot your megascuds? Smiley: confused

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This is the point where Obama should hold a press conference to categorically deny any reports that the US has, or has ever had, a meteorite space cannon...


Russian conspiracy theorists already saying that it wasn't a Meteorite but a new US Weapon that was tested.
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Russian conspiracy theorists already saying that it wasn't a Meteorite but a new US Weapon that was tested.


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someproteinguy wrote:

How do you shoot your megascuds? Smiley: confused



You hold down the space bar while you click. But they're kind of lame since they aren't really any bigger than the normal ones.
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someproteinguy wrote:

How do you shoot your megascuds? Smiley: confused


I find that question particularly amusing after seeing the intro screen starts off by presenting the choice:

A) Soft
B) Hard
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Also, any word on whether this meteor had any relation to the close call with the asteroid today?
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Also, any word on whether this meteor had any relation to the close call with the asteroid today?


Word is No, that the asteroid apparently is coming from a different direction.

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/asteroidflyby.html

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According to NASA scientists, the trajectory of the Russian meteorite was significantly different than the trajectory of the asteroid 2012 DA14, making it a completely unrelated object. Information is still being collected about the Russian meteorite and analysis is preliminary at this point. In videos of the meteor, it is seen to pass from left to right in front of the rising sun, which means it was traveling from north to south. Asteroid DA14's trajectory is in the opposite direction, from south to north.


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Of the 700ish injured, were there any chickens?
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Of the 700ish injured, were there any chickens?


No, but some Borscht spilled off of a spoon into a woman's lap.
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