When I first this on the morning news, I was more focused on the visuals then the audio (working on a first cup of coffee at the time) and I thought, “Hey, wow....great CGI”. Then as I started focusing on what the Czech newsreaders were saying, then it dawned on me what had taken place and just how important this news story really was.
When I heard (and later read) that this object was essentially a sucker-punch from outer space, well, I was pretty stunned.
I’m still waiting to hear back from a teaching colleague in Chelyabinsk. I sent her an e-mail earlier today. She’s a teacher at a secondary school there.
The shock wave blew in an estimated 100,000 square meters (more than 1 million square feet) of glass, according to city officials, who said 3,000 buildings in the city were damaged. At one zinc factory, part of the roof collapsed.
We heard reports the shock/pressure wave swayed larger buildings.
So it was the top story on the CNN website for a while, but it’s been replaced by “Obama focuses on guns in Chicago” and is now listed below “Pistorius weeps in court” in World News.
A FReeper’s beeber was stuned!