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Re: Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?

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avatar Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
April 01, 2010 04:48PM
ScienceDaily (Apr. 1, 2010) — Some 13,000 years ago the Earth was struck by thousands of Tunguska-sized cometary fragments over the course of an hour, leading to a dramatic cooling of the planet, according to astronomer Professor Bill Napier of the Cardiff University Astrobiology Centre.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100401101527.htm
avatar Re: Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
April 01, 2010 05:36PM
Interesting. I'll have to read up on this when I get some free time.
avatar Re: Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
April 01, 2010 08:03PM
At least there's nothing about an exit event. winking smiley
avatar Re: Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
April 01, 2010 10:00PM
My thoughts exactly.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
April 02, 2010 04:17AM
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mrcondron
My thoughts exactly.

How does a straw get driven through a fence post during a tornado?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
April 02, 2010 09:31AM
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Frank Furter
How does a straw get driven through a fence post during a tornado?
Fence post... I don't know... but trees, that's easy. When a high wind blows the tree cracks develop on the windward side. A piece of straw gets blown into the crack. When the wind stops, the tree goes back upright, the cracks disappear, and the straw is stuck.

Since a fence post is not likely to bend like a tree, no doubt the straw gets blown into a hole that's already there.


But you didn't really want to know, did you. cool smiley
avatar Re: Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
April 02, 2010 01:59AM
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eeek
At least there's nothing about an exit event. winking smiley


"Heavens to Murgatroyd!"

[ Note: for those of you who may not be familiar with the phrase, and its implied reference to an exit event, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snagglepuss
Also, for etymological information:
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/heavens-to-murgatroyd.html ]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/02/2010 02:15AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?
April 02, 2010 09:42AM
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szalkowski
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eeek
At least there's nothing about an exit event. winking smiley


"Heavens to Murgatroyd!"

[ Note: for those of you who may not be familiar with the phrase, and its implied reference to an exit event, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snagglepuss
Also, for etymological information:
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/heavens-to-murgatroyd.html ]

How timely. They just had that phrase on a recent Says You.
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