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2009-06-12 14:26:34

A German boy on his way to school has become the second known person to survive a direct strike by a meteorite, scientists say. Gerrit Blank, 14, has a 3-inch scar where he was hit on the hand by a pea-sized rock that hurtled to earth at more than 30,000 miles an hour, The Daily Telegraph of London reported Friday. At first I saw a large ball of light, and then I suddenly felt a pain in my hand, Blank told the Telegraph. Then a split second after that there was an enormous bang like a crash...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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