Meteorite Information

Amazing!  Hammer stones are meteorites that have hit man-made objects, which increases their value.

Great NPR story on meteorites

Awhile back, in the 90’s, a family in suburban Seattle had what they thought was a meteorite crash through their roof and land in their living room.  It was green and started melting before authorities could arrive.  Turns out it was a backed up toilet, leaking sewage on the outside of an  airliner descending into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  As the mass warmed up, it started to emit a foul smell.  These folks thought they had a hammer-stone meteorite, but actually had a chunk of frozen, jetliner, toilet water.  But hey, we are still talking about them! 

Article on the situation

More on the frozen poop

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