As our planet whizzes through the vastness of the universe, it comes into contact with all kinds of outer space junk that’s floating through our solar system 24/7/365. Fortunately for us, Earth’s atmosphere takes care of almost all of these asteroids and wannabe meteorites…. but occasionally, the bigger rocks make it through. The most significant meteor impact in human history occurred over Siberia on June 30, 1908. Named after the Podkamennaya Tunguska River near the impact zone, what exactly caused the Tunguska event is not conclusively known, but something several hundred feet in diameter exploded over the region causing a massive shockwave that leveled entire forests and shattered what windows there are in the middle of the Russian wastelands.
Needless to say, had this occurred over a more populated area rather than in the middle of nowhere, the damage would have been comparable to the forthcoming atomic bomb. Maybe it’s a good thing this happened BEFORE the Cold War….
And now it’s time to get out our umbrellas and brace for the impact of my answers for this week’s Share Your World questions! Provided, as always, by Melanie…
What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
Answering Share Your World questions, of course!
I’ve never really done much of anything on my days off (which is now back to two days a week rather than three). The highlight anymore would probably be those several times a year when I head down to the park to provide your weekend entertainment in squirrel pics…
Are you into after-work happy hours?
At seven in the morning? I rarely socialized with my co-workers back in the good old days when we were a pretty tight group, and certainly don’t now that few of those people are left. Some go out to breakfast after work, and there was one guy who liked his “liquid breakfast” after work…
What physical traits do you share with your relatives?
Beats me. Apparently I’m a pretty dead ringer for my Dad, though. When I began working at Mecca way back in the prehistoric year of 1998, one of the door greeters asked me out of the blue if I was (My Dad’s name)’s son. It was someone who grew up with my Dad, and she knew who I was just from the resemblance. After my Dad died five years ago, other people outside the family were looking at younger pictures of him we’d gathered together and agreed we looked a lot alike. I never saw it, but I can be hopelessly face blind sometimes…
How long does it take you to decide if you like someone or not?
I don’t know, but I do know my first impressions tend to suck. There’s a lot of people I took an immediate liking to who I wound up loathing later on…. while at least two of the few people I’m reasonably chummy with spent years on my shit list when I first knew them.
Feel free to share some wisdom you live by.
There’s that word wisdom again! Let’s see what brain nuggets I have today….