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Ann Hodges Was Hit By A Meteorite And Survived

On November 30, 1954, Ann Hodges became the only verified person in history hit by a meteorite. It was a clear day in Sylacauga, Alabama, when a softball-sized meteorite fragment crashed through the roof of her house and struck Hodges during a nap. The meteorite weighed 3.9 kg (8.5 lbs), and because it only grazed her leg after bouncing off a radio, she was not permanently injured.

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  1. The meteorite that struck Ann Hodges is called the Hodges meteorite, and it weighs 3.9 kg (8.5 lbs). 00:11

  2. In 1954, the Hodges meteorite crashed through Ann Hodges's roof, broke her radio, and struck her on the leg. 00:21

  3. After Ann Hodges was hit by a meteorite, there was a dispute over whether it belonged to her or the people who owned the house she lived in. 00:33

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