Talk:Sylacauga (meteorite)

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Fork[edit]

I forked the article:

  1. in Hodges meteorite I left everything about the fragment that hits Mrs Hodges and the consequences of this event
  2. in Sylacauga (meteorite) I put everything about the meteorite fall from a scientifical viewpoint

In my opinion this is the best solution. Basilicofresco (talk) 10:35, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Not the only one[edit]

There is a second known instance of a meteor striking a human. A Ugandan boy was hit with a 3 gram piece of a meteor in the Mbale strike. I've found a number of links to it, some of them on college astronomy sites.

Here's one: http://astro.wsu.edu/worthey/astro/html/im-meteor/strikes.html

I'm going to delete / modify the comment in the article about the only one, hearing no objections here. Dictouray (talk) 17:54, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, I just updated the article. Thanks for pointing it out! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 11:39, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
The first one in the astro.wsy.edu page states: "On September 27, 2003, a bright meteor fragmented into several pieces, which injured at least three people in the Orissa region of eastern India." so article is still incorrect. Kahkonen (talk) 08:42, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Well done. --Basilicofresco (msg) 09:20, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Hoax[edit]

I have removed the unproven claim (and obvious hoax) of a person allegedly hit by a meteorite earlier this month.

Self-dealing?[edit]

McKinney sold the meteorite to a lawyer from Indianapolis who later purchased it for the Smithsonian Institution.

When he purchased it for the Smithsonian Institution, who did the lawyer buy it from, himself? This sentence is simply incoherent. Felsenst (talk) 21:41, 1 July 2014 (UTC)