As if we aren't already concerned enough about our kids...Now we have worry about red-hot meteorites falling from space and hitting them?
While walking to school, Gerrit Blank, 14, was hit on the hand by a pea-sized rock that fell from the sky. Thankfully, he survived the strike but was left with a three-inch long scar. Astronomers who analyzed the rock confirmed that it was indeed a meteorite, and were amazed he survived given that it was traveling toward earth at a speed of 30,000 miles per hour.
"When it hit me it knocked me flying and then was still going fast enough to bury itself into the road," Gerrit said.
I thought about asking whether anyone's kid has ever been hit by a meteorite. But given that human strikes are so very rare, I figured no one would answer. So here's another question:
What's the weirdest thing that's happened to your kid while on the way to school?