Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

I don’t know about you, but I’m mildly concerned about the giant asteroid passing by Earth this evening. Sure, that’s irrational –but hey, you never know.

So, how large is this chunk of space rock? According to news reports, it’s as big as:

  • An aircraft carrier
  • The Empire State Building
  • A skyscraper
  • A city block
  • Four city blocks
  • Four football pitches

While I like “four football pitches” it doesn’t really convey volume, does it?Anyway, I hope to see you tomorrow. If not, bon voyage!

4 thoughts on “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

  1. I watched the movie “Melancholia” (excellent!) a couple of nights ago . . . probably not the best flick to get you in the right head-space for an asteroid pass, but maybe once it’s safely by, it’ll be worth a watch . . .

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