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Possible Meteorite Leaves a Crater In Latvia

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the splatvia dept.

Space 177

Several readers made sure we know about the possible meteorite that crashed into a field in northern Latvia yesterday. It left a crater 9m across and 3m deep according to the AP; 15m x 5m according to AFP; or 20m x 10m according to CNN. Sky News reporting includes a video recorded while approaching the smoking crater on foot; something is burning in its center. Xinhua has a brief mention with a good portrait of the crater in daylight, with people standing on its rim for perspective. Various outlets report that local authorities tested for radiation and found levels to be normal. Some quote an expert who estimates that, if it was a meteorite, it was probably around 1m in diameter when it hit. Update 16:40 GMT by SM: As many readers have pointed out, this has been declared a hoax.
Update: 10/27 16:41 GMT by KD : Swedish mobile phone operator Tele2 has now fessed up to pulling off the hoax.

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That meteorite looks about the size of.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872225)

..a chihuahua's head!

Found in the crater- (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872415)

In the latest in a series of publicity students. Balloon boy was found in the crater, having flown there in a home made UFO and dug it out himself.

Re:Found in the crater- (2, Funny)

Ukab the Great (87152) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872985)

Balloon boy was a hoax. The real child in the crater was baby superman.

Re:Found in the crater- (1)

dintech (998802) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873213)

Could it also have been unexploded World War II munitions?

Smoking crater (5, Funny)

nizo (81281) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872227)

If it is a cylinder from Mars we need to nuke it immediately.

Official response from Latvian goverment (3, Funny)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872601)

Nothing special

Re:Official response from Latvian goverment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873295)

for the uninitiated :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH92DT0TLxQ [youtube.com]

Re:Smoking crater (1)

poofmeisterp (650750) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872667)

Oh n0s! You've come up with a good excuse for further nuclear testing that das gub'mint can use!

Repent, repent. :>

Re:Smoking crater (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872713)

Pfft, relax, the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.

Re:Smoking crater (2, Funny)

LifesABeach (234436) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872825)

And let me ask, was the farmer's name, "Grover-sky"? Please forgive me, Mr. Wells.

Re:Smoking crater (1)

gijoel (628142) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872975)

Bah the chances of that happening are a million to one. Or so he said.

Re:Smoking crater (1)

saudadelinux (574392) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873037)

If it is a cylinder from Mars we need to nuke it immediately.

From orbit?

Re:Smoking crater (1)

JWW (79176) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873143)

Its the only way to be sure.

Re:Smoking crater (1)

SnarfQuest (469614) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873201)

All you really need to do is get someone with the latest swine flue to sneeze on it.

Hoax (5, Informative)

NtroP (649992) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872239)

It's been reported as a hoax.

Re:Hoax (2, Insightful)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872277)

Everything has been reported as a hoax at one time or another. Do you have a source?

Re:Hoax (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872487)

It's a self-supporting statement. Here's such a report [slashdot.org] if you still don't understand.

Re:Hoax (1)

Alcemenes (460409) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872719)

A friend of a cousin's college roommate's younger sister's best friend's boyfriend who sat next to someone in Algebra II who knew someone who delivered a pizza to their next door neighbor who said they heard something but thought it was on the TV.

Re:Hoax (1)

Ramirozz (758009) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872807)

Good Lord! that's exactly what I needed to prove my six degree experiment. I was going to prove it early but you know, I've been abducted ever since I was an embryo.

Re:Hoax (3, Informative)

arose (644256) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872281)

Yep, apparently they found shovel and foot prints as well as rocks that have been dug around and aluminum powder.

Aluminum powder? (2, Interesting)

JSBiff (87824) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872351)

Is Aluminum a part of some common explosive or something?

Re:Aluminum powder? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872383)

Thermite, perhaps?

Re:Aluminum powder? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872745)

The meteorite fell on a buried cache of thermite and ignited it. Everyone happy now?

Re:Aluminum powder? (2, Interesting)

arose (644256) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872427)

I think the main point was that it is not found in meteorites. Also, as the AC mentioned, it's part of thermite.

Thermite explosive? (1)

JSBiff (87824) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872813)

I didn't realize thermite was explosive? I thought it just burned really hot? I've heard of it being used for certain types of welding processes (like railroad tracks), and I've heard of it being used during WW2 to disable enemy artillery pieces (either by welding the aiming mechanism for the gun so it couldn't be re-aimed, or by melting the barrel, so that it was fouled up enough that shells couldn't be safely fired out of the gun [because the shell might get stuck in the barrel, leading to the kinetic energy of the shell causing the barrel to explode]).

Can it also be made explosive? (I suppose anything that can produce enough thermal energy can somehow be turned into an explosive though - contain the thermal energy in some sort of vessel designed to explode when the internal pressure reaches a critical threshold?)

Re:Thermite explosive? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872981)

Once the iron oxide (2Fe3O2) and the aluminum powder (3Al2) are heated to the correct temperature (like burning magnesium), the aluminum pulls the oxygen with more force, and the reaction releases a lot of energy (becoming 3Fe2 + 2Al302). Since this is normally done in an open setting, it doesnt go off with your hollywood ka-boom explosion, but can be harnessed to produce such a reaction. I think its more exciting because it provides its own oxygen, so it can burn in space, underwater, or really, in any environment until the tempurature is reduced to prevent continued reaction.

Re:Thermite explosive? (1)

Xiterion (809456) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873083)

Thermites don't generally detonate, but they can burn pretty vigorously. However, there are way more efficient methods of making a hole in the ground that large, some of them involving Al.

Re:Aluminum powder? (1)

ComputerGeek01 (1182793) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872467)

Yes, Aluminum powder is a component in some easily homemade explosives. I won't go into more detail but the formula can easily be found with a Google search.

Re:Hoax (5, Informative)

hammeraxe (1635169) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872305)

It has been reported as hoax, indeed. http://www.delfi.lv/news/national/politics/zinatnieki-mazsalaca-visticamak-nav-nokritis.d?id=27621943 [delfi.lv] This is the original story in Latvian, although it does not seem very reliable to me. They claim that it is a strange coincidence that there was someone with a camera near the crash site, but hey, every kid's got a camera these days. I suppose we'll have to wait until the official investigation is over

Re:Hoax (4, Funny)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872381)

Million Reasons Why Latvia Is The Best Country In The World [miljons.com]

After seeing that site, I wouldn't be surprised at all if this was some funny hoax. (warning: that site will make you browse it for the rest of the day :)

Re:Hoax (2, Insightful)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872943)

every kid's got a camera these days.

... every kid in Latvia, too?

Re:Hoax (3, Interesting)

sexconker (1179573) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873095)

Here's a Venn diagram.

[(.)]

[] = Every thing.
() = Every X (kid).
. =Every X (kid) that is Y (in Latvia).

Re:Hoax (1)

McGruber (1417641) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873397)

Everything has been reported as a hoax at one time or another. Do you have a source?

The "Posted by kdawson" kinda gives it away.

Re:Hoax (2, Interesting)

ramunas (771197) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872529)

Well the hoaxiness of the incident is currently actively discussed. We'll know more when some actual scientists get to look at the thing. Meanwhile it's nice to be in the headlines for another reason than the economic meltdown.

Re:Hoax (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872535)

that was my first thought when I saw the pic. The crater just looked too perfect and nicely layered...how would the meteor create that rim towards the top in the picture at http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-10/26/content_12333411.htm? (now if that's the wrong pic, it blows my theory away)

Re:Hoax (3, Interesting)

mbone (558574) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872885)

The rim looks pretty reasonable - new craters have raised rims (see, e.g., the Sedan [wikimedia.org] crater).

What does look a little suspicious is the edge of the rim - I would expect at least some debris sprayed out into the surrounding fields, which I don't see in the pictures. Also, the video from last night is suspicious - why would stuff at the bottom of the crater burn ? That should just be more dirt - meteorite impacts rarely cause fires, and craters rarely have burnable stuff at the bottom.

If this isn't a hoax, I wonder if some World War II ordinance (say, a 500 lb bomb) couldn't have exploded ? Latvia was certainly fought over during the War (2 or even 3 times in places), and old explosives can become unstable and go off for little or no reason.

Re:Hoax (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873097)

I think it's a hoax. There is no way an impact energetic enough to leave a crater that large wouldn't scatter ejecta more than a few meters from the rim of the crater. There should be ejecta (at least a thin layer) scattered for a hundred meters in every direction.

As Long As It's Just Latvia (4, Funny)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872247)

If it was Latveria, it'd probably be a precursor to Clobbering Time.

Re:As Long As It's Just Latvia (2, Funny)

mykepredko (40154) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872993)

Maybe it should have been noted that the Latveria's regent (and leading scientist), Victor Von Doom, was quoted as saying "Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!".

myke

Re:As Long As It's Just Latvia (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873185)

the correct eadline should be "Possible Meteorite Leaves a Crater in Latveria, shining man reported flying in a surf board nearby!"

Re:As Long As It's Just Latvia (2, Informative)

gijoel (628142) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873043)

Why the fuck is this marked insightful? Don't you kids read comics [wikipedia.org] anymore?

And another thing get the hell off my lawn.

Re:As Long As It's Just Latvia (1)

rikkards (98006) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873219)

Not since I discovered girls.

Watch the local towns (3, Funny)

INeededALogin (771371) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872251)

This is exactly what happened when the blob landed. I'm sure the local sherif just got absorbed.

fake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872257)

Most local and near local news agencies now report it's fake.

Possible hoax (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872269)

Recent news posting reports:

"At this time, we don't think it was a meteorite," University of Latvia expert Ilgonis Vilks told reporters at the purported impact site in a field on the outskirts of the town of Mazsalaca, the Leta news agency reported.

He said the flames may have been caused by molten metal being poured into the crater in order to create an elaborate hoax.

*sigh*

Inspired by the balloon boy...

So... where's the object? (1)

adosch (1397357) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872295)

FTFA, I can't help but notice... so where is this object that made the ~65 foot crater in the earth? I don't see it or anything of even substantial size in the crater hole to show what made that. I get the breakup that happens in the atmosphere, but there's nothing there to show what made the impact. Weird and spooky. Glad it's close to Halloween or I'd throw my 'conspiracy' flag up in the air in a heartbeat.

Re:So... where's the object? (1)

RaceProUK (1137575) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872373)

I'd imagine, it it was a meteorite, that it's still there, just pulverised into fine dust by the impact.

Or someone took it home with them ;)

Re:So... where's the object? (1)

agentgonzo (1026204) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872397)

Meteorites are a lot smaller than the crater that they create. Eg, the Chicxulub crater in Mexico is over 180km in diameter and was created by an impactor (estimated to be) only about 10km in diameter. The blob of burning stuff in the middle (though exposed as a fake) is presumably supposed to be the meteorite and about the right size when put in context.

Re:So... where's the object? (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872463)

Where's the object that made crater lake or the huge crater in Arizona? It's fricking all over the place in tiny pieces.

BUT, this is not a real crater. Sorry but you don't get a hollywood looking burning pile in the middle. an impact that hard will disperse the "hot projectile" almost everywhere. PLUS, the size of the object o make such a small crater would be very tiny and certainly not cause the burning pile that huge in the middle as seen on the video.

The whole thing is a poorly done joke. Glad to see Latvian kids now have lots of time on their hands to screw around like this.

Re:So... where's the object? (2, Interesting)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872759)

But you have to give full points for the sheer industriousness of the joke. Digging a pit 10m+ across is not an easy task. Back in my drunken-pranking days, I guarantee that me and my buddies would have said "fuck this idea, let's go find something easier to do" when that crater was maybe a couple meters across at best.

Re:So... where's the object? (1)

Xiterion (809456) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873145)

Why dig a pit that big? Much easier to dig a deepish hole and throw a huge pile of home-made explosives in there. In that case, I certainly hope there's video of the event. Everyone likes a nice explosion now and then.

Re:So... where's the object? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873139)

Crater Lake was caused by a volcanic eruption. The "object" in the crater (Wizard Island) actually used to be the peak of the volcano.

Re:So... where's the object? (1)

Deadstick (535032) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873057)

Folks raised much the same objection in regard to the big crater in Arizona...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_crater

rj

LATVIA? AND SOMEONE NOTICED ?? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872311)

Like, who the fuck lives in Latvia?

Re:LATVIA? AND SOMEONE NOTICED ?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872343)

Latvians?

Re:LATVIA? AND SOMEONE NOTICED ?? (2, Informative)

RaceProUK (1137575) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872393)

2.2 million of them in July this year, according to Wikipedia.

Re:LATVIA? AND SOMEONE NOTICED ?? (1)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872459)

in Latvia the person who last leaves the airport to Ireland has to switch off the lights.

Fox News... (0, Troll)

IBBoard (1128019) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872365)

It left a crater 9m across and 3m deep according to the AP; 15m x 5m according to AFP; or 20m x 10m according to CNN.

Meanwhile, Fox News reported that it left a crater the size of New Mexico and that aliens with Communist symbols had been seen leaving the area wanting to "find their leader".

Re:Fox News... (1, Troll)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872811)

Not quite. Fox News actually reported there was no proof the crater actually exists, and it was all part of a global-warming conspiracy intended to enslave everyone under a socialist plot and steal our freedoms.

Re:Fox News... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873207)

And the New York Times reported that the meteor was Bush's fault.

Paid by your tax dollars (1)

Iowan41 (1139959) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873311)

Interesting to see A. G. Holder's troll team here on Slashdot.

Re:Paid by your tax dollars (1)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873353)

Who's A.G. Holder?

I'm just an ordinary guy who thinks Fox News is a cancer on humanity, and the enemy of rational, intellectual thought.

...according to Fox (0, Troll)

dirtydog (51697) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872371)

1500 x 500m

Investigation (4, Funny)

Migraineman (632203) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872387)

>Scientists and armed forces from the northern European nation will inspect the crater and conduct an investigation.

Investigator #1: You there, the one with the vodka. Did you find anything?
Scientist #1: [shakes head]
Investigator #1: How about you? [points at soldier smoking a cigarette]
Soldier #8: No.
Investigator #1: What about that group over there [points to Latvians in the distance]
Latvians: "mes nav atrasts sudi [google.com] "

(surprisingly, Google has a Latvian-to-English translator.)

Re:Investigation (1)

hammeraxe (1635169) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872489)

Man, you've got the grammar all wrong, my Latvian teacher would kill you if she saw this. It should be: "Ne sda ms neesam atradui"

Re:Investigation (2, Informative)

TheDarkMaster (1292526) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872727)

Google translator can't do most of grammar. As example, if you try to translate something on English to my language (Brazilian Portuguese), the grammar on process is killed without mercy. The same occurs on Brazilian to English

Re:Investigation (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872891)

Google translates that as: Not SDA ms not found. Are you sure your Latvian teacher wasn't the equivalent of Peggy Hill?

Re:Investigation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873081)

modded here already, posting anon.
"ne sda ms neesam atradui" would be the correct version (probably slashdot ate diacritics).
transliterated version : "ne suuda mees neesam atradushi", or "we haven't found a shit" (or "anything").
i don't quite like the structure, though, so i'd go for "ne suuda mees neatradaam" :)

ps. that makes me go on a small rant about slashdot. how the FUCK can somebody write code so that tagging is broken in opera for months, openid login does not work (i can log in, then it asks me for /. login to attach to openid... and everytime like that).
just how do you code such things ? what's the process ? i'd like to know so that i can actively avoid it.

Re:Investigation (1)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873173)

You start arguing about grammar and validity of translation based on Google Translate? Haven't seen this one before.

Re:Investigation (1)

AP31R0N (723649) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872797)

Was one of the soldiers using a giant pick to comb the steppes?

Conflicting reports (2, Funny)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872391)

It left a crater 9m across and 3m deep according to the AP; 15m x 5m according to AFP; or 20m x 10m according to CNN.

And it was 20 miles across and 10 miles deep according to Fox News. Billions were killed and the earth was thrown out of its orbit. News at 11.

Re:Conflicting reports (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872517)

And it was 20 miles across and 10 miles deep according to Fox News. Billions were killed and the earth was thrown out of its orbit. News at 11.

They've got an update! It turns out that the crater was made by internet hackers blowing up a van.

Re:Conflicting reports (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872765)

You mean, they blew up a WAN?

Re:Conflicting reports (-1, Offtopic)

gestalt_n_pepper (991155) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872537)

And it was the liberal's fault. Obama and Acorn are to blame. If we had just cut taxes on the wealthy and corporations, removed all those pesky regulations, and elected conservatives, the meteorite would have never fallen.

Re:Conflicting reports (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872559)

Fox news also reported the meteor was responsible for amoral behavior and it's Obama's fault he didn't stop it.

Who modded this insightful? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872779)

According to ABC, the US should be spending billions in cleanup.
 
Etc. etc. etc. Stop this flamewar. Some of the mods here are worse trolls than the trolls (parent) to begin with. Sheesh! -KD

Re:Who modded this insightful? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872835)

Some of the mods also don't have a sense of humor, I see.

Did they ever had ? (1)

freaker_TuC (7632) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873113)

modded -5: inhumoristic ;)

Re:Who modded this insightful? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873183)

Apparently neither do some of the posters. Hint: Just because you use sarcasm, it doesn't mean that your post is funny.

Anyone seen Tom? (1)

Tanks*Guns (587234) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872503)

Would love to see the Latvian version of a cynical dock worker with an equally cynical teenage son and a screaming little brat by his side driving to Riga.
In Latvia, the tripods get you!

Why would we do that? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872545)

I for one am frightened of the fact that we allow a meteorite to leave the crater it created. Isn't it possible he's going to re-offend?

Re:Why would we do that? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872717)

It's scary that these meteorites are allowed to fall onto earth.

Isn't there some kind of law to prevent this?

Bad astronomy (4, Informative)

Kell Bengal (711123) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872579)

As Phil Platt pointed out in his book, meteors (unless they're really huge) are typically cold to the touch by the time they hit the ground. Even if it had enough kinetic energy to make a huge crater, the meteor would have pulverised itself and its fragments quickly cooled. Check out his whole site at http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/index.html [badastronomy.com]

I'm calling hoax on this one.

Re:Bad astronomy (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873181)

Uhhh... not quite.

It depends on the heat capacity of the meteorite. Some are rather light -- like pumice. Some with high nickle content are dense and have high heat capacity.

I remember one that broke up over a frozen North American lake a couple of years back, and the many small fingernail-sized fragments melted into the ice-covered lake that then refroze, embedding the meteorite fragment.

Dialogue Heard Shortly after Impact (2, Funny)

akpoff (683177) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872675)

Bug: Place projectile weapon on the ground.
Edgar: You can have my gun, when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.
Bug: Your proposal is acceptable.

Men in Black [imdb.com]

This one looks like a hoax as well (3, Funny)

HollyMolly-1122 (1480249) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872695)

Meteorite should be cold ? But what makes a light ? Is that an Ice that makes up the light whan meteorite fall is observed? This one looks like a hoax as well: Tacoma Meteor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_OtbXmu9kg [youtube.com]

Looks like a fake (1)

Ramirozz (758009) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872737)

Yeah, I assume that if it is not a fake it would have made some noise to dig that crater. Plus the site is too clean in the surroundings.

Ares-1 impact crater to be (1)

Goffee71 (628501) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872739)

Ares-1 is really a time ship and has left its impact crater before it has even taken off. Never mind Back to the Future, Back to Latvia FTW

Bah. It's a fake. (1)

stevegee58 (1179505) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872839)

It just is.

Wrong planet (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872869)

The escape pod that was released from the imperial battlecruiser should have landed in Tatoonie. Leia pressed the wrong zip code and now it is landing in Latvia.

Latvia is a hoax (5, Funny)

Myion (1662861) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872877)

I live in Latvia and sometimes wonder if my entire country isn't a badly played hoax.

Was is soft, and with a strange color spectrum? (1)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#29872939)

If so, don't pop the spheres inside! Or the plants will grow into bizarre forms, the insects will inflate, the trees will start to twitch, and everything will smell nauseating, turn gray, be eaten away and glow with that same unearthly color.

Good luck,

H. P.

Welcome, Superman! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29872987)

But, you missed Kansas.

It's a Hoax (1)

qazwart (261667) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873111)

Found spade marks on the side of the "crater". After about an hour of examining the crater, investigators concluded it was a fake. . Okay, it's Fox news, but there are other news sites stating the same thing.

Lost Arabs (-1, Troll)

Simonetta (207550) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873135)

I probably was a couple of Arab suicide bombers who got lost while looking for an elementary school to blow up.

    Allah Akbar!!

Explosion in a field in Latvia? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873301)

Wouldn't it be more likely to be a (previously) unexploded bomb left over from WWII?

No worries (1)

muntis (1503471) | more than 4 years ago | (#29873355)

Experts say it is not real. Goole translation [google.com]

18timesthespeedoflight (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29873381)

Of course CNN had to report the biggest one.

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