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A metal nut fell from the sky just now and landed in front of me.

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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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It's a flange nut from what I can tell. It could have come off of anything.

Google - Flange Nut




posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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nah no name on the nut.
umm it's about the same diameter as an australian 5cent coin which is, according to wikipedia 19.41 mm.
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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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yeah that's what it is. damn it could have come from anything.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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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.
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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:10 PM
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should I buy a lotto ticket?


i'm 100% sure it fell vertical.

flash physics test time: if a nut bounces half a a meter when it hit the grass. what speed would it have been travelling?



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:10 PM
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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.
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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:10 PM
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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...



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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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.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:13 PM
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Your in Australia... probably off a quantas jet



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Haha yeah no kidding, that's exactly why I looked up after it happened! I thought "Quantas!"



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Good thing it missed hitting you haha



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:17 PM
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It's so weird because
1) I hardly ever go into the backyard
2) Slingshots are so rare to find here
3) There's nothing in my backyard it could have come from.


There's a little bit of rust on the other side of the nut so I don't think it could have come from a satellite (unless it rains in space) or anything exciting like that.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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A decent slingshot is fairly easily to make, just putting that out there


But from another angle, you say there was no planes, but I wonder how far a plane could get, after losing a nut, before said nut hits earth?

And I assume you don't have tornadoes in Oz, so I'm not going to suggest that, they have been know to cause frog rain hundreds of miles away.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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well we do get tornadoes but they're as rare as slingshots.

the weather is all clear though hardly even any clouds.

what height would it have dropped from if it bounced half a meter off soft grass?

i stood there throwing it into the air and stuff afterwards but i couldn't get it to bounce at all.
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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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Maybe its paranormal.

Maybe its from a different dimension or time and came through a wormhole.
Maybe a ghost flung it at you to get your attention.

Both Ive experienced.
Its rare but it does happen



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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Do other dimensions experience rust too?


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*
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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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Magpie's............. I Think you have Solved the puzzel.

Magpie's often take shiney objects.

Just my Thought's....



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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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!



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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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.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 06:02 PM
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Magpies. Now that is an important clue. They love to pick up shiny metal objects. I would put my money down on that being your answer.



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