Saturday June 10, 2006

Norwegian Meteorite

Check out this report of a large meteorite landing in northern Norway and exploding with the force of an atomic bomb.  Yikes!  Good thing it came down in the middle of nowhere and not over a city.

I found this clause orthographically entertaining:

...Norway's best known astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard told Aftenposten.no.

I think it could be improved, though.  How about:

...Nørway's best knøwn astrønømer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard tøld Aftenpøsten.nø.

Yeah...that's more like it.

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"The astronomer believes the meteorite was a giant rock..."

You don't say...

Posted by: Sprocket at Jun 12, 2006 12:23:23 PM

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