Welps... see you all in hell, everyone! It's been great.
5/16: McArthur High School HazMat Situation: Students, Teachers Decontaminated After Breaking Out In Rash: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1521764.html
5/19: No confirmation on chemical at Fort Lauderdale International Airport: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/termina...n-hazmat-scare
5/21: Police: Man bites woman in Westchester: http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/westch...in-Westchester
5/23: I-285 reopens after hazmat incident: http://www.wesh.com/r/31112110/detail.html
5/23: Man Bites Cousin's Nose Off: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca...153100125.html
5/24: Second Broward school reports mystery rash: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/2...l-reports.html
5/25: Hazmat Called After Kids Exposed To Pesticide On Bus: Hazmat, EMS Respond To Lake County, FL School: http://www.wesh.com/r/31112110/detail.html
5/25: 'Disoriented' passenger subdued on flight in Miami: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/25...iami-arrested/
5/26: Naked Man Allegedly Eating Victim's Face Shot And Killed By Miami Police: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1548359.html
5/26: Florida Doctor Spits Blood at Highway Patrolmen After DUI Arrest: http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-doc...2#.T8RTR8WkySo
5/27: Georgia contractor bites Lowe's employees, resists arrest: http://columbus.wtvm.com/news/crime/...resists-arrest
It's been wonderful knowing you all.
It's spreading to New York?
5/29 Police: Hackensack Man Stabbed Himself, Threw His Skin and Intestines At Officers: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/05/29/police-hackensack-man-stabbed-himself-threw-his-skin-and-intestines-at-officers/
5/29 Mother Stabs 9 Year-Old Daughter In Queens: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/05/...ing-in-queens/
A possible--though not very plausible--explanation for the events?
After an asteroid hurtled by Earth on Monday, another zipped past on Tuesday -- this one even closer.
Tuesday's asteroid, dubbed 2012 KT42 by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, say the chunk of space rock passed by Earth in the early morning.
It came to within 14,403 km of the Earth's surface, making it the sixth closest asteroid approach on record.
On Monday, another asteroid flew past Earth at a distance of 51,497 km.
Neither asteroid posed a threat to Earth as both were quite small in relative terms. Monday's meteor was about 21 meters across, while Tuesday's was just around 5 meters.
For a meteor to cause widespread damage on Earth it would have to be larger than 140 meters.
The closest asteroid to fly past Earth was in 2004, and was only 6,500 km away. Had it collided with Earth it would have disintegrated in the atmosphere because of its small size.
For some perspective, the moon generally orbits 386,000 km from Earth.