That Awkward Moment When We Jinxed Russia


Yesterday, I wrote about the Tunguska Event. Today, it happened again. In Russia. What in the name of Lincoln’s beard is going on???

Recap: there is an asteroid heading towards Earth that will narrowly miss us today. If it were to hit, it would produce an explosion similar to the one that caused the Tunguska Event in 1908. During this event, what was likely a meteor exploded during entry into our atmosphere, causing a shockwave that knocked many off of their feet and leveled 800 square miles worth of forest.

Then today, at about noon Moscow time, a meteor entered our atmosphere and exploded above the ground, causing a shockwave that broke windows and has so far injured over 1,000 people. It was centered around Chelyabinsk, which is a little over 1,500 miles from Tunguska.

What is most amazing about this is that NASA has said that the impact is in no way related to asteroid 2012 DA14 which will pass by Earth today. This sorta blows my mind. I’m not claiming that we here at *Abraham Thinkin’* predicted the future, but…we did. Sorry Russia, we jinxed it. From here on out, Tunguska will be known as “the event which must not be named.”

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