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A Tektite Meteorite?!!?
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- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 14:38:49 -0400
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I ran across the following add in "The Edge Catalog", which is like the
Sharper Image catalog. How many errors can you find?
There is a picture of what looks like a raisin shaped black rock with
dimples on a stand. The base of the stand sports a plaque
that reads " GENUINE FRAGMENT OF A TEKTITE METEORITE".
The ad headline reads: "Capture an interstellar traveler"
The ad copy reads:
It slammed into Earth in a fiery cataclysm a thousand years ago. The
distance it journeyed stretched between the very stars.
What wonders did it witness? What strange civilizations noted its
As collectors snatch them up, genuine meteorite fragments are getting
rarer and rarer. After all, it's not every day that a visitor
from 2,000 light-years away crashlands on the planet. Held in real
goldplated calipers, authentic Tektite Meteorite is strikingly
presented. Rising above its marbled and wooden base, it graces any
collection, any place of honor in your home or office.
A powerful gift - for whom among us has not looked up at the sky and
Quantities Limited. Retails for $150 at the Houston Space Museum.
Yours for just $79.95!
Have fun folks!
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