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2013-01-03 07:22:33 PM  
You get a bad case of asteroids.
 
2013-01-03 07:54:49 PM  
You'd have a high likelihood of sever injury or even death as would be expected when hit by a significant piece of debris traveling at extremely high velocity.
 
2013-01-03 08:05:36 PM  
Ask these guys:

mojoimage.com
 
2013-01-03 08:09:51 PM  
You'll die of natural causes.

'Cuz when you get hit by a large red-hot hunk of iron traveling near the speed of sound, naturally you die.
 
2013-01-03 08:14:49 PM  
It's definitely going to leave a mark.
seriouslyfacts.me
 
2013-01-03 08:27:18 PM  

gopher321: Ask these guys:

[mojoimage.com image 480x360]


Damn, I forgot Rick was hit by a satellite, not a meteorite.

n/m
 
2013-01-03 08:29:06 PM  
it transfers superpowers to you?
 
2013-01-03 08:32:10 PM  
You should get advice from a meteoleft.
 
2013-01-03 08:33:44 PM  
If you don't have your glove and try to catch it bare handed, it really stings like the dickens.
 
2013-01-03 08:38:02 PM  
If you survive, you haul it around town in a wagon, telling everybody it's a hunk of petrified airline sewage.
 
2013-01-03 08:53:20 PM  
The landlord was named Birdie Guy? Heh...
 
2013-01-03 08:55:05 PM  
It'll burn up in atmosphere and whatever's left will be no bigger than a Chihuahua's head.
 
2013-01-03 08:59:31 PM  

Vodka Zombie: If you don't have your glove and try to catch it bare handed, it really stings like the dickens.


I read that in Jack Handy's voice
 
2013-01-03 09:02:19 PM  

ultraholland: it transfers superpowers to you?


If you're a scientist, it does. However, if you're a lunkhead...
 
2013-01-03 09:02:47 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-03 09:03:30 PM  
You become a veggiorite?
 
2013-01-03 09:07:40 PM  
Better than getting hit by a meteorwrong.
 
2013-01-03 09:08:18 PM  
aren't most meteorites composed of a mix of nickel and iron? i'd kill for large chunks of metal like that.i should have chosen junkyard recycling technician as a career.

this country is ghey now.
 
2013-01-03 09:16:18 PM  
So, if you're a Space Nutter, why don't you reinforce your roof against this threat? If you won't do that, how can you convince the entire species to build your precious asteroid laser?
 
2013-01-03 09:17:54 PM  

gopher321: gopher321: Ask these guys:

[mojoimage.com image 480x360]

Damn, I forgot Rick was hit by a satellite, not a meteorite.

n/m


Not a problem, ask this guy instead:
www.southbayriders.com
 
2013-01-03 09:18:59 PM  
You grow into a giant and get to fight aliens
 
2013-01-03 09:20:39 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

You can start you new job as a Time traveling Mercenary?
 
2013-01-03 09:26:07 PM  
cache.io9.com

Ask this guy
 
2013-01-03 09:38:15 PM  
I am pretty sure you'd die instantly if it hit you directly.
 
2013-01-03 09:39:32 PM  
Uh, they aren't traveling any faster than any other rock dropped from 500 ft or so, terminal velocity and all that. However a big one, then yeah, not so good.
 
2013-01-03 09:56:43 PM  
machoprogrammer: "I am pretty sure you'd die instantly if it hit you directly."

Well, people have been hit before, therefore you must reinforce your roof to protect your DNA.
 
2013-01-03 10:06:36 PM  
it looks like a steak...
 
2013-01-03 10:10:58 PM  
Depends on the size of the meteorite, ranging from "ow" to becoming part of an expanding cloud of plasma.
 
2013-01-03 10:15:31 PM  
You get a bee to fly around you while fighting spiteful crows.
 
2013-01-03 10:18:39 PM  
www.nyrockman.com

You decide it's time to trade in that crappy Chevy.
 
2013-01-03 10:29:42 PM  

Earguy: You'll die of natural causes.

'Cuz when you get hit by a large red-hot hunk of iron traveling near the speed of sound, naturally you die.


Except that them hunks are more likely to be freezing cold.
 
2013-01-03 10:32:38 PM  
The same thing that happens to everything else...

i75.photobucket.com


/OK, yeah, I'm a little ashamed of myself now.
 
2013-01-03 10:44:50 PM  
ultraholland: it transfers superpowers energy to you?
 
2013-01-03 11:17:02 PM  

strangeguitar: It'll burn up in atmosphere


Aaahh! The atmosphere!

i.ytimg.com


/Aaaaaaah!
 
2013-01-03 11:34:04 PM  
You swear like a hungover stevedore because it hurts like a mad sonuvabiatch?
 
2013-01-03 11:34:38 PM  

Fano: Vodka Zombie: If you don't have your glove and try to catch it bare handed, it really stings like the dickens.

I read that in Jack Handy's voice


I read that in Harry Caray's voice.
 
2013-01-03 11:39:18 PM  
I've only ever heard of the Ann Hodges incident before. I thought it was the only verified occurrence.
 
2013-01-04 12:21:04 AM  

Godscrack: You should get advice from a meteoleft.


+1
 
2013-01-04 12:27:36 AM  
You call your Farmers agent.
/Oh yeah, they cover that.
www.fiz-ix.com
 
2013-01-04 02:38:21 AM  
img.youtube.com

Oh wow.
 
2013-01-04 06:30:38 AM  

Fano: Vodka Zombie: If you don't have your glove and try to catch it bare handed, it really stings like the dickens.

I read that in Jack Handy's voice


If you ever fall off the Sears Tower,
just go real limp,
because maybe you'll look like a dummy
and people will try to catch you because,
hey, free dummy.
 
2013-01-04 07:16:34 AM  
Next up: What happens if you get shot in the face with a Howitzer.

/What a stupid article.
 
2013-01-04 08:00:33 AM  
Not be an expert or a scientician, my guess is that the effects would be dominated by the formula 1/2MV2
 
2013-01-04 08:05:47 AM  

abhorrent1: Next up: What happens if you get shot in the face with a Howitzer.

I don't have a howitzer, but I *DO* have a black powder mortar with a 3" bore, which should be close enough for experimental purposes:

i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-04 10:55:18 AM  
FTA: The United States Air Force, concerned with the possibility that this could be secret Soviet surveillance equipment or spacecraft...

And that's as far as I got before I started laughing
 
2013-01-04 02:21:49 PM  

dittybopper: abhorrent1: Next up: What happens if you get shot in the face with a Howitzer.

I don't have a howitzer, but I *DO* have a black powder mortar with a 3" bore, which should be close enough for experimental purposes:

[i46.tinypic.com image 640x480]


You need to take some more photos of that beast.
/meteor shiat!
 
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