Friday, February 15, 2013


Friday February 15, 10:05 a.m.

Woke up a couple of hours ago to see this being featured on NHK News:

Yep, some meteor decided to drop in unannounced over the Urals. It pretty much took over the media airwaves all over the planet....even CNN which had been blanketing the most-covered cruise ship arrival in history. I think the only thing that was missing from the coverage was some John Williams music and a dark screen with the credits: "A movie by J.J. Abrams". Heck, one video of the approaching meteor even had the typical Abrams lens flare.

Apparently, this kitchen table-sized meteor slammed into the atmosphere at a breezy 33,000 mph and left a 6-metre-wide hole along with countless shattered windows and 1,000 injured of which 1% are in bad shape.

It's interesting that this piece of space rock comes roaring down several hours before a very close asteroid fly-by at about 1430 hours EST today. Things that make one go Hmmmmm! I wonder if we may actually get our very first blockbuster of the year.