(unconfirmed) first human to be struck by meteorite ?

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(unconfirmed) first human to be struck by meteorite ?

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https://sg.news.yahoo.com/death-meteori ... 19650.html



*update on the article FEB 10
Nasa said the photo doesn't look consistent with meteorite
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In one of the episode of the quirky 1990s TV series "Northern Exposure", a character was hit by a falling russian satellite and fused together. At the time, people clarified that in real life, the chance of a meteorite hitting you is too small to consider. If the story is true, the guy just got hit by a one in many billions chance.
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