X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Mysterious Space Ball in Namibia is a Pressure Vessel

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

Somehow, I missed most of the hubbub over this mysterious ball that is said to have fallen from the sky and landed in Namibia. It looks rather like a canon ball. It seems that while the ball may have in fact fallen from space and crashed into the ground in Namibia, it’s not some alien orb waiting for its masters to show up and turn it on to destroy the world.

Pressure Vessel?

Apparently, the ball is a pressure vessel of some sort that is used in spacecraft, so it’s simply space junk that didn’t burn up in the atmosphere. I wonder if the Meteor Men would want to sell the thing on eBay.

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was that 80’s comedy called The Gods Must Be Crazy where the tribesman that has never seen modern society gets hit in the head by a bottle dropped form an airplane. I think if this metal orb had hit someone it would have been a bigger issue, at least for the person nailed in the head by something weighing over six kilograms having a 43.3-inch circumference falling at terminal velocity.

[via Gizmodo]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Stringer Bell: It’s Business

Stringer Bell: It’s Business

Hurt: Piano Cover

Hurt: Piano Cover

Mac Lethal: 400 Words, 1 Minute

Mac Lethal: 400 Words, 1 Minute

Advertisement
Subaru Ascent 3-Row SUV to Get Official at LA Auto Show

Subaru Ascent 3-Row SUV to Get Official at LA Auto Show

Porsche 911 Hybrid May Be in the Works

Porsche 911 Hybrid May Be in the Works

The New Tesla Roadster Is Here to Blow Our Minds

The New Tesla Roadster Is Here to Blow Our Minds