Here are some of the weirdest objects that have fallen from the sky — from pieces of space junk to raw meat.
Debris and toxic fuel landed often into people' backyards in Altai Territory. This picture from 2000 shows us a part of a Soyuz spacecraft. The villagers there collected these scraps and sold them for money.
In Sylacauga, Alabama a meteorite crashed into a house, and hit a sleeping woman on the hip. The 8.5 pound, 7 inch long sulfide meteorite just made giant bruise on the victim, Ann Elizabeth Hodges.
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One fragment of the famous Martian Nakhla meteorite landed on a dog, according to a local farmer. The meteorite vaporized the poor animal in a second, and no remains of the dog were recovered. Maybe it's just a legend, because no other eyewitnesses were there to see the animal's fate. In the late 1990s, a team examined a fragment, and found a really complex material inside. They found channels and scoops in the rock that some believe are the effects of microbes that once lived on Mars.
Did small tornados suck a lot of minnows into the atmosphere, and throw them away many miles away? Are they coming from clouds, or an alternative dimension? Good question.
Well, it might be a little bit frightening, when thousands of hairy spiders fall to your head and shoulders.
In Joao Pessoa, Brazil beans rained down in 1971. They came across the Ocean from Africa.
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The meteorite, found in Gobi Desert near Fukang, China in 2000, is full of olivine crystals, which create the effect of glass in direct light. It weighed 2210 pounds (1003 kg), but some people divided it into slices. There are some small specimens and a big portion weighs 925 pounds (420 kg).
The 280 pound (127 kg) meteorite fell in 1492. Locals believed it was probably a sign from God, so they brought it into the city and chained it to a church so that it would not fly back into the sky.
It was a gentle shower of raw and fresh meat (mutton or venison), in every size from a snowflake to three inches square.