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Meteor Explodes over Chelyabinsk, Russia


Nashley Tisdale

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Dave Lozo has some golden tweets about this.

 

@DaveLozo:

Russian meteor fell to Earth, slid hundreds of feet, clearly showboating while the Canadian meteor would've immediately hugged teammates

Russian meteor clearly indifferent about where it ended up. It was far more interested in landing in Russia than winning a Stanley Cup.

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Russian meteor is a coach killer, bad teammate. Canadian meteor played its junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers under Ken Hitchcock. [/Quote]
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The Siberian landscape is sort of a hot bed for meteor activities over the last 100+ years. Learned about a lot of it during my cultural geology class, but check this out:

 

http://rt.com/news/meteor-explosion-chelyabinsk-tunguska-313/

 

This is the third time now they've been hit by a meteor in that area, including one that exploded over the Tunguska Forest before ever making contact with the earth, destroying 1200+ square miles worth of forest, and somehow killing no one!

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Just lucky the cold war is over! Some idiot over there would have pushed the button to get us. Thinking that we had already pushed the button over here!

 

Don't worry, they weren't that crazy. During a routine systems test in the Cold War, the Russian alarms for American weaponry inbound once went off. The guy in charge of immediate response saw multiple American missiles on his screen, but instead of setting the automated defense and Soviet bombs in motion, he called a superior officer, who fired him on the spot for not performing his duty and thanking him minutes later for saving the world from the nuclear apocalypse. There had been a mishap during the computer test.

 

True story.

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Don't worry, they weren't that crazy. During a routine systems test in the Cold War, the Russian alarms for American weaponry inbound once went off. The guy in charge of immediate response saw multiple American missiles on his screen, but instead of setting the automated defense and Soviet bombs in motion, he called a superior officer, who fired him on the spot for not performing his duty and thanking him minutes later for saving the world from the nuclear apocalypse. There had been a mishap during the computer test.

 

True story.

 

 

 

Only this looks a little more bigger than a false alarm on a screen!

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Only this looks a little more bigger than a false alarm on a screen!

 

Yeah, but no one who saw this as it happened has access to nuclear weaponry. The guy who was faced with the alarm, unaware it was false, was sitting on the button to launch nuclear bombs on Paris, Rome and the American West Coast.

 

I kid you not, man. That incident had humanity moments away from going extinct.

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Don't worry, they weren't that crazy. During a routine systems test in the Cold War, the Russian alarms for American weaponry inbound once went off. The guy in charge of immediate response saw multiple American missiles on his screen, but instead of setting the automated defense and Soviet bombs in motion, he called a superior officer, who fired him on the spot for not performing his duty and thanking him minutes later for saving the world from the nuclear apocalypse. There had been a mishap during the computer test.

 

True story.

 

This type of stuff happened on multiple occasions. The last well known scare was in 1995.

 

I think the one you are referring to was in 1983. This was really during one of the higher points of the cold war other than the Cuban Missile Crisis, tensions were super high, spies were supposedly all over the place in both nations, Soviet premier Brezhnev was either dying or already dead and their was worry about who was taking over, Reagan was viewed to them as an aggressor who was ready to strike first, and a few weeks before this the Soviets had shot down a Korean Airlines 747 en route from NYC/Anchorage to Seoul that supposedly crossed into their airspace and killed all on board.

 

The Soviets had in place a flawed satellite system set up where it would literally track incoming ICBMs by their source and would pick the "flash" of the launch coming from inside the US. Well that soviet monitor you noted thought he saw multiple flashes and was ready to call it in to launch the counter misslies. Luckiliy he was brave and smart enough to wait and received the confirmation not a moment too soon that they were not launches. Apparently it was an unusually clear day over good parts of the US and what the monitor in the USSR thought were launch flashes was nothing more than the bright reflection of lakes from the setting sun over the midwest. The world almost ended that day because of lakes and sunshine.

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