Woman Hit by 'Meteorite'

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<b>Woman Hit by 'Meteorite'</b><br /><br />LINK<br /><br />A woman hanging out the washing in Suffolk could have become the first in Britain to be hit by a meteorite.<br /><br />Pauline Aguss, 76, was struck on the arm in the garden of her Lowestoft home, reports The Sun.<br /><br />She felt a sharp pain in her arm and looked down to find a deep cut. Her husband Jack then found a small, brown metallic rock where she'd been standing.<br /><br />Neil Bone of the British Astronomical Association said it was "quite possible" it was a meteorite, but added: "They're pretty rare and the chances of being struck are tiny."<br /><br />The last record of a meteorite causing injury was the death of a dog in Egypt some time in the last century.<br />
 
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This is not the first case.<br /><br />In 1954 a woman named Hodges in Sylacauga, Alabama was reported to have been injured by an 8 lb meteorite that crashed through her roof. Guiness's book of world records used to carry a photo of her bruise.<br /><br />Sept 2003, Bhubaneswar, India. An (AFP) report states - Five people were injured and two houses gutted when a meteorite crashed to earth in eastern India after panicking hundreds of villagers as it shot across the sky, reports and residents said. <br /><br />There is also an injury report from teheran, iran in 1951. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><em><font color="#0000ff">- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -</font></em> </div><div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><font color="#0000ff"><em>I really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function.</em></font> </div> </div>
 
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