May 10, 1879

On May 10, 1879, a 455-pound meteorite fell to earth a few miles north of Estherville, Iowa. This is the largest known meteorite to land in North America that has been documented. It should be noted that after the crash landing of this visitor from the sky, no reports of strange unearthly lights were noted. Also, there were no reports of odd, long-limbed men walking about at night. And, there were no reports of zombies. Disappointing, I know.

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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