I agree with the other posters,looks exactly like a bicycle wheel nut. Probably was some kids with a "wrist rocket"/slingshot of some sort. From the
sound of it your very lucky it didnt hit you,it could do serious damage,really.
edit on 12/27/10 by nickoli because: (no reason given)
I'm guessing, kids and a slingshot. They do you those type nuts in a lot of kids toys eg; swing sets, bikes, etc. It reduces cost because you don't
need a lock washer, its self locking, just china saving $$. Probably not something off of a sattelite, or plane, although it could be something off a
rocket from India.
edit on 27-12-2010 by mtnshredder because: (no reason given)
I saw one of those near the bike rack at the Dali museum in St Petersburg FL. Instantly concluded that it was from the nutted hub of a kids bike but
now you have me thinking. The end of the airport runway is right across the street so...
just to clear something up.. slingshots aren't sold in toy shops in Australia. the only slingshots we have are expensive $200 ones for sporting
purposes and you sometimes need a permit for them. very uncommon to know someone who has a slingshot, let alone a kid.
You may be on to something though. When I was looking around the sky afterwards these two magpies (they're large birds) landed right next to me and it
freaked me out because they can attack people so I went inside for a minute came back out and they're standing right at my back door. I threw a couple
of peices of bread at them and they were casually eating it like 5cm from me.
Never happened before either.
*cue twilight zone music*
edit on 27/12/10 by Nventual because: (no reason given)
I sure am glad it didn't hit you - wow that would have hurt. Slingshots can be bought off the internet - my boyfriend just got one so he could sling
a wire over a tree to make a Ham antennae or some such thing. I have heard of fish and frogs falling from the sky - I suppose there are plenty of
nutty space junk up there. In the near future we may all be wearing helmets!
Ok so, i maybe lost but what is the explanation so far as of where this nut came from? Birds pick up all sorts of things. Maybe a bird picked up a nut
off of the road or something and felt the cold from it and realized it was not food and dropped it? Thats really the only thing i could think of.
Possible /fail? Maybe not.
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