Why does it seem that this story keeps popping up and teasing us that the solution we deserve in 2020 is just always a hop skip and jump away in outer space? Why can’t we just get this over with and see if the wiping out the dinosaur theory is correct for cripes sake?
For what seems to be the umpteenth in the dumpster fire of the year 2020, we now are being told by world-renowned scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, that we have a meteorite rushing towards Earth and could make it here just in time for the U.S. election. No word yet on if the Democrats will allow it to register to vote.
From Fox News…
An asteroid with a diameter the size of a refrigerator could strike the Earth the day before the November election, according to celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson — but it’s not large enough to do any serious damage.
The famed astrophysicist said the space rock, known as 2018VP1, is hurtling towards Earth at a speed of 25,000 miles per hour and may clip the planet on Nov. 2.
But he added that the flying object is nothing to lose sleep over since “it’s not big enough to cause harm.”
HOLD UP. You are telling me that a refrigerator traveling at 25,000 miles per hour is not big enough or moving fast enough to cause harm? Someone watched too many Road Runner cartoons and took that stuff literally. I’m pretty sure a fridge traveling at 25 mph is gonna cause some damage and I don’t want to be the one it hits.
Luckily NASA has computed that this hunk of rock has less than a 1% chance of hitting the Earth which gives us about the same odds of dying from COVID-19 as this mini fridge doinking us on the noggin with our masks on while sitting outside.
We just can’t catch a break it seems. Maybe next year.