A METEORITE CRASHED THRU HIS ROOF, BUT IT WAS MANNA FROM HEAVEN WORTH $1 MILLION
So sometimes fortune is a mixed bag. You know, when things seem a bit come see, come saw? Well, this story is just a little better than that. This is about literal Manna from heaven. Don’t believe it? Well, money does sometimes fall from the sky. No, it’s not a metaphor. And it’s not the kind of thing you have to do any soul searching to figure out. At most, maybe you have to duck and have a sense of humor about the act of God clause in your home insurance. Because one man in Indonesia scored it big, just for picking up a rock. A meteorite literally crashed thru his roof! And he just sold the rock for $1 million.
MANNA FROM HEAVEN SHOOK THE HOUSE WITH SOUND, WAS STILL HOT TO THE TOUCH
That’s right, a cool mill. Or, well, a hot one. Because meteorites get mighty hot when they burn to earth thru the atmosphere. Even better? The man’s job is as a coffin maker! I thought that was just a character from old Westerns. So the lucky man who enjoyed his Manna from heaven is Josua Hutugalung. The 33-year-old was resting at home when he heard a noise so loud that it literally shook his house. He said, “The sound was so loud that parts of the house were shaking too. And after I searched, I saw that the tin roof of the house had broken. I lifted it, the stone was still warm.” I bet!
MANNA FROM HEAVEN METEORITE NOW RESIDES AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
The stone in the picture is the million dollar rock from above. But at first, Josua had no idea that his personal home disaster was in any way some kind of Manna from heaven. It turns out, the meteorite is 2.1 kilograms of carbonaceous chondrite. As meteorites go, that’s of the extremely rare sort. Experts guess that it is roughly 4.5 billion years old. You know, give or take a few dozen million years? Josua clearly achieved some clue when he took it to Jared Collins, a meteorite expert in the United States. The Manna from heaven now resides at the Centre for Meteorite studies at Arizona State University.
And as for Josua? Well, I doubt he’s making any more coffins any time soon.