Meteor Kills Guy in India or: There are too many GD people in India

Acadia Einstein


So a meteorite may have killed some poor schmuck in India.  According to this report people in India might not have much, but they do have meteor insurance.

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, has said a bus driver at a college in her state was killed by the meteorite and awarded 100,000 rupees ($1,470) in compensation to his family.

I like how they say “awarded” as if he won a valuable prize.  He got hit by a meteor.  Unless he had just broken up with his girlfriend and she was all: “you’ll be back!” and he was all: “I will get hit by a meteor before I come back you you!  You made out with Reggie and I never TOUCHED Sandra!” (which would have meant he was hit instantly for lying because he totally hooked up with Sandra) then the odds of this happening are pretty low.

Winning the Powerball in the US is easier than getting hit by a meteor and MUCH more lucrative.  And usually the people who win are not worth much more than 100,000 rupees.   I wonder if that amount of money is a lot or a little in India.  I have to assume a lot because whenever they show pics of places there that aren’t the Taj Mahal all the roads are dirt. I would expect paved roads would bump up your value. As would throwing a couple extra cars on every train in your country, INDIA!

So, to recap, in India, there are so many people that if a meteorite lands it might hit someone.  One DID hit someone. The life of a bus driver in India is worth than $1500.00 despite having the most unlikely cause of death possible (well, second after: eaten by Vishnu).  I don’t want to live in India.  I just remembered all the episodes of The Amazing Race where they went to India.  I don’t want to visit India.  It is more likely that I win The Amazing Race despite having never applied to be on it than there is of me getting hit by a meteorite.

And they should check that sad bastard’s pockets for lottery tickets.

I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. Roger Sherman
    Roger ShermanReply
    February 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    That’s valuable thinking, right there.

  2. Bigscrod wants cake
    February 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

    So, I read the linked article, then a couple other links from that. They state that the chances of getting hit by a meteor are 1 in 700,000. But then go on to say there are 3 recorded incidents of people getting hit by meteors. So if there are on the order of 7 billion people on this earth, the meteor strike averages are going to catch way, way up with us. Or their math is total shit. They also say you are less likely to die in a terrorist attack than by being hit by a meteor. Again, calling shenanigans on their math here.
    I am not an astrophysicist, nor am I a statistician, but some things are happening at a rate much higher than they seem to predict here.
    Also, like 15 years ago 100,000 could buy a nice house in some areas. Dunno what it is like today. I know my wife would totally trade me for a decent home.

    • Acadia Einstein
      February 9, 2016 at 10:38 am

      You can’t trust the lame stream media. They are under the influence of “big space rock” and the astronomy lobby.

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