October 13, 2021
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A British Columbia woman received an unusual rude awakening when a meteorite crashed through her roof and landed on her pillow.
Ruth Hamilton said she was asleep at her Golden home when she became vaguely aware of her dog barking in the house. "The next thing was just a huge explosion and debris all over my face," Hamilton told CBC News.
Hamilton said she got out of bed and turned on the lights, revealing something had punched a hole in her ceiling.
"I didn't know what else to do, so I called 911," she said. "Talking to the operator, she was asking me all kinds of questions, and at that point, I rolled back one of the two pillows I'd been sleeping on and in between them was the meteorite."
Hamilton said the melon-sized space rock had landed just inches away from her head.
Experts at Western University in London, Ontario, confirmed the rock that landed in Hamilton's bed was a meteorite.
"It's certainly a meteorite," said Peter Brown, a professor with the university's physics and astronomy department. "Everything about the story was consistent with a meteorite fall, and the fact that this bright fireball had occurred basically right at the same time made it a pretty overwhelming case."
Hamilton said the experience has given her a new perspective on life.
"The only other thing I can think of saying is life is precious and it could be gone at any moment even when you think you are safe and secure in your bed," she said. "I hope I never ever take it for granted again."
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World's fastest lawnmower clocked at 143.19 mph
A British man broke a Guinness World Record when he built a riding lawn mower that reaches a speed of 143.19 mph. Tony Edwards, a mechanical engineer from St. Martins, Shropshire, England, said he became interested in building the world's fastest lawnmower about two years ago. "I know that a guy from the U.K. had the record at one point, at 96 mph, and I thought I'd give it a try," he said. Edwards said he built the lawnmower from scratch. The lawnmower is powered by a 1300cc unit from a Suzuki motorcycle. Edwards said Guinness also stipulated that the lawn mower had to be able to actually cut grass. Edwards' lawnmower reached a speed of 143.193 mph when he took it for a spin at Elvington Airfield in York, England. Edwards said he believes the lawnmower can go faster, but it becomes more dangerous because the front wheels leave the ground, making steering especially difficult.
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What could go wrong?
Ghost Robotics and SWORD International have teamed up to create a rifle-toting "robot dog." Called the Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle, or SPUR, the system adds a 6.5mm Creedmoor rifle from SWORD to one of Ghost Robotics' quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicles, or Q-UGVs. The SPUR made its debut on the show floor at the Association of the U.S. Army's main annual convention in Washington, D.C. Though Ghost Robotics is partnered with a number of other companies to explore defense and security applications, among others, for its Q-UGVs, this appears to be the first example of one of these unmanned systems with an actual weapon mounted on it. Ghost Robotics has said that SPUR can be instructed remotely to chamber the first round from an unloaded state, as well as clear the chamber and safe the gun.
She was committing a crime, so she was not allowed to have a handgun on her in public, either concealed or open carry.
Texas is definitely a concealed weapon state.
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