Originally posted on Barry Melrose Rocks  |  Last updated 2/22/13
  It's amazing, when you think about it. A meteor, rocketing through space for millions -- billions -- of years finally came to its end by burning up in the atmosphere of planet earth, in plain view of someone's appropriately placed dash camera. Amazing! What a rare happenstance!  They say something like this only happens once a decade, and only once every 70 years over land. And to have it happen on film for so many people. What are the odds of that? Astronomical! Oh Ilya. You'll have to remember that one for later.  Consider the moon. How long must that have spun in the Earth's night sky? If a meteor only strikes the Earth once every 10 years, you must believe that strikes on the lunar surface must be even more rare, given the smaller size of the sphere. But lo! Look at crater mottled surface, knowing the rarity of  meteor strikes on a surface and consider how long the moon must have existed in order to demonstrate such a craggy visage. Say, speaking of the moon, why is this gentleman brandishing his buttocks in my direction? Oh! Wait! Don't! D'oh! No! Aww....
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