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A three-pound piece of metal was found lying on the floor of a Massachusetts warehouse on Thursday. What made this remarkable was the gaping hole discovered directly above it in the roof.
"We don't know when exactly it fell, but we found it at 11 o'clock (a.m.)," Andrew McWilliams, an employee of Michael's Wholesale Furniture Distributors in Plymouth, Mass., told Life's Little Mysteries. The chunk of metal appears about the same size and shape as a tall, skinny soda can, but the silvery cylinder has a tarnished look to it.
"We have no idea what it is. At this point, we can only speculate. No clue," said Plymouth police Capt. John Rogers. "This would have had to come through with some significant force or velocity to get through the warehouse roof and cause damage."
One possibility is that the metal chunk may have fallen from space. There are approximately 20,000 bits of man-made space junk in low-Earth orbit that are as big as or bigger than the chunk that crashed through the warehouse.
These usually burn up during re-entry when they fall into Earth's atmosphere, but sizable pieces occasionally make it to the ground. McWilliams said the FAA "confiscated" the piece of debris and is continuing to investigate its source.
Originally posted by starchild10
It would be nice if posters could remember that this forum is not all about USA and have the courtesy to reference the country in the subject heading (unless obvious - ie New York). There is a Plymouth in UK for instance and maybe elsewhere too.
Personally, I though the word "Massachusetts" was a dead giveaway, but heck...I'm just another colonial. eh?
Originally posted by Kram09
reply to post by starchild10
Yep I thought the same.
Americans need to be reminded that there is actually a world outside of the United States.
I'll probably get the usual reply of "well most of the people who use this site are from the US." etc etc