Have your parents ever told you that “there’s more of a chance that you’ll be struck by a meteorite.” Well, it seems that schoolboy Gerrit Blank, 14, is a statistical miracle, for having been struck by a meteorite and more so for staying alive to tell the tale.
The chances of all of this were 1 in 1 million. He was on his way to school when he was a “ball of light” heading straight towards him from the sky. A hot, pea sized piece of rock, hit his hand before bouncing off and causing a foot wide crater in the ground.
Scientists are now studying the pea-sized meteorite, and chemical tests have proven that it did indeed fall from space. Most meteorites don’t make it to ground level because they evaporate in the atmosphere and of those that do, 6 out of 7 land in water. It seems as though this improbability has high fived Gerrit, leaving him with only a three-inch long scar on his hand.