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  1. Anony Mouse

    This shows “recorded” meteorite strikes, so the U.S. isn’t the main target, we just do a better job of identifying meteorite strikes. Siberia, for example, has relatively few recorded strikes simply because it’s so inaccessable to researchers.

  2. Jon Murphy

    Also notice that the strikes are in populated areas. Siberia, Sahara, Gobi, all empty. This means the aliens are softening is up! They are hurling meteorites at us!

    EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :-)

    1. morganovich

      i’m with jon. time to panic!

      1. Houseboats! Judgeing by the chart, apparently meteors hate water!(sarc.)

        1. morganovich

          ahhhhh, tsunami!

          1. gesundheit!

    2. Citizen B.

      From Voice of Russia: “Urals meteorite allegedly intercepted by Russia’s air defense”.

      1. LOL!!!

  3. “Also notice that the strikes are in populated areas.”

    Spot on. It’s really a map of those populated areas that report strikes.

    Which is also what comment 1 is implying.

    The one that always gets me (and I admit, that’s because I’m a metals geek) is that pre-iron age societies usually did seem to know what iron was. But the only source pre iron smelting would have been fragments of metorites. Thus I conclude that odd bits of iron from meteorites were, while rare, more common than we in the modern world might think,

    1. Interesting, we notice the biggies – but how many smaller “landings” go undetected. As a kid I was a rock hound and collected hundreds of small rocks that all looked the same – I was always told they were bits of meteors – which made me scrounge for them even more. Too many landed in the washing machine and mom threw them all out.

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