As a jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day,
the copilot was providing his passengers with
a running commentary about landmarks over
the PA system.
"Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor
Crater, which is a major tourist attraction in
northern Arizona. It was formed when a lump
of nickel and iron, roughly 150 feet in diameter
and weighing 300,000 tons, struck the earth 5,000
years ago at about 40,000 miles an hour, scattering
white-hot debris for miles in every direction. The
hole measures nearly a mile across and is 570 feet deep."
The lady sitting next to me exclaimed: "Wow, look!
It just missed the highway!"