February 12, 1947

On February 12, 1947, the largest observed iron meteorite flashed through the atmosphere and crashed in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in the Soviet Union. It weighed around 23 tones. Later, in 1963, Ripsorck Epsilom 14 of Gliese 832 apologized to Nikita Krushchev and said, “Sorry, I was making the Kessel run and I was coming up on 14 parsecs when an Imperial battle cruiser pulled up next to me and demanded I pull over to be weighed, so I had to drop my cargo.”

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About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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