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Re: A Tektite Meteorite?!!?
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Hello Dan (and List). Let's have some fun!
> 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".
Obvious but common error.
> The ad headline reads: "Capture an interstellar traveler"
> The ad copy reads:
> It slammed into Earth in a fiery cataclysm a thousand years ago.
Very precise measurement (must be a small standard deviation). The ad copy
writer must be a proponant of the lunar theory origin.
>The distance it journeyed stretched between the very stars.
Maybe a reference to Hollywood, CA?
> What wonders did it witness? What strange civilizations noted its
> As collectors snatch them up, genuine meteorite fragments are getting
> rarer and rarer.
Debatable (but lets not do it, okay).
> After all, it's not every day that a visitor from 2,000 light-years away
crashlands on the planet.
Oh, I don't know. Ask the folks in Roswell, NM.
> Held in real goldplated calipers, authentic Tektite Meteorite is strikingly
See point #1 above (the stuff about the gold plated calipers is most likely
the truthfull part).
> Rising above its marbled and wooden base, it graces any
> collection, any place of honor in your home or office.
In my home, I once sucked one up in a vacuum cleaner. Try it, they are
actually pretty tough! It is for sale at a premium due to the extra "flight
> A powerful gift - for whom among us has not looked up at the sky and
Wondering in the winter: "Will summer never come?"
Wondering the the summer" "When will winter arrive?"
> Quantities Limited. Retails for $150 at the Houston Space Museum.
Never been there but if it is part of a gov't agency then probably a
reasonable price (sorry Ron ;-).
> Yours for just $79.95!
My vacuumed one is less! I know, I'll have an auction . . .
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