Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Watch For Falling Stars.Or Junk!

On this day in 1954, Elizabeth Hodges of Sylacauga, Ala. was injured when an eight and a half pound meteorite crashed through the roof of her rented house, bounced off a console radio, and struck her left hip and hand.

She later became embroiled in a court battle with her landlord over ownership of the rock, which was eventually donated to a university, after being used as a doorstop.

Full story with more details.The picture is od the Doctor who treated her, reading the Life Magazine article about it:

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