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Clever Girl

A meteor strikes Earth as scientists, perhaps one named Muldoon, are watching another.
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Is it a coincidence that a meteor strike likely killed the dinosaurs, and that two meteors just performed an attack on Earth similar to the raptor attack that killed Muldoon in Jurassic Park?
rcarty, Feb 16 2013

youtube: Clever Girl http://www.youtube....watch?v=TO5wryDdEI0
[rcarty, Feb 16 2013]

Wikipedia: 2013 Russian Meteor Event http://en.wikipedia...ussian_meteor_event
[rcarty, Feb 16 2013]

Interesting - same comment on a Register news story http://forums.there...18/asteroid_fly_by/
[hippo, Feb 19 2013]


       Nobody's death has ever gone unreported in Russia.   

       Although this comparison is between Muldoon and raptors and the Earth and meteors.
rcarty, Feb 16 2013

       There's nothing new about a flank attack, you know. It was probably the second military tactic ever developed.
Alterother, Feb 16 2013

       It's new for rocks.
rcarty, Feb 16 2013

       Since those two meteors were demonstrably more intelligent than the people who think the meteors were intelligent, then... maybe.
lurch, Feb 16 2013

       That comment is like throwing a boomerang and forgetting about it.
rcarty, Feb 16 2013

       Also consider raptors are meat-eaters! Probably should have mentioned that earlier.
rcarty, Feb 16 2013

       [marked-for-deletion] theory. cute, but still a theory.
FlyingToaster, Feb 16 2013

       I believe it may be possible to criticise dimensions-wise. The rock was circa 15 metres across, the planet 8000km across.   

       Even though the rock was outweighed, it put up a stiff fight until predictably the heavier party won.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 17 2013

       Can we just launch Bruce Willis anyway?
not_morrison_rm, Feb 17 2013

       It was still the size of a bus and released about 20 times the energy yield of the Hiroshima bomb.
UnaBubba, Feb 18 2013

       As opposed to the 5th Element, which showed about as much energy as a broken toaster.
RayfordSteele, Feb 18 2013

       I have a much simpler theory. They're aiming for me, but yet are a few years late. This one struck within a few hundred miles of where I once visited. And as I plan on visiting Yucatan soon, they saw that one coming but sent it much too early due to a flawed Pentium chip in their temporal prediction software.
RayfordSteele, Feb 18 2013

       Every object of note moves through the universe accompanied by a swarm of other objects, on a coincident course.   

       My bit of finely honed reason was the culmination of years of viewing time spent on alien invasion movies; and, for the epitome of validity should it be needed, consider the classic video game "asteroids". I mean, what clearer indications are needed?
reensure, Feb 18 2013

       Makes me wonder; given reasonable universe relative speed limits, what are the minimal size requirements for a ELE meteor before it enters the atmosphere?
RayfordSteele, Feb 18 2013

       the many-worlds hypothesis suggests that from our perspective the meteors always miss us and the scientists named Muldoon stop being sentient just before being obliterated from this reality.
sninctown, Feb 19 2013

       ^ wouldn't that be the many-worlds single-consciousness hypothesis ?
FlyingToaster, Feb 19 2013

       I read the book just before going on border mission, the year it came out. I thought it was real stupid. But still, after jumping at every hint of a sound during the night shafts I wasn't able to sleep in the day!
pashute, Nov 11 2013

       This is not an MFD-theory, although its form might suggest it is.   

       It is, actually, one of [rcarty]'s better ideas. [+]   

       After all, if you put thousands of ideas in orbit near the half-bakery then, sooner or later, one of them will be a hit.
pertinax, Nov 23 2013

       You actually want me to start throwing out ideas with my full weight? I'm just playing on here day to day. I'll crash the servers with halfbakes you could never imagine.
rcarty, Nov 23 2013

       Nah, just keep giving us your top shelf stuff. Some of us appreciate quality rather than quantity.
Alterother, Nov 23 2013

       Some appreciate neither I suppose?
pocmloc, Nov 23 2013

       Star Ship Troops blamed Bugs for the giant asteroid collisions.
travbm, Oct 29 2015


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