Sunday, January 8, 2017
God Speed, John Glenn
There are unconfirmed reports of perhaps five or six people killed in
China over 1000
years ago, and another about someone killed in 200 years ago. There is also
a historical claim of someone in Ancient Egypt being killed by a meteorite.
There are many other unsubstantiated international reports of animal deaths,
and property damage, by meteorite falls. India
The Martian Spy Girl and Mork have appeared in doll form, and let’s not forget that even Superman was from another planet. Lots of my Superman dolls came from Metropolis, IL, home of Superman, and of a museum devoted to him. Wonderwoman also comes from another planet. Mattel brought us Spectra, a Barbie type figure that was jointed with metallic paint on her arms and legs, and Guardians of the Galaxy. They also created Masters of the Universe and Galoob gave us The Golden Girl Figures. This is just a sampling of what is available; don’t forget tiny little plastic spacemen and their ships that still appear on dollar store shelves.
Biswas, Soutik. “Did a meteorite kill a man in
Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35538484. India
Hauser, Christine. “That wasn’t a meteorite that killed a man in
NASA says.” India
Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/world/asia/that-wasnt-
Majumdar, Roshni, et al. CNN. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/10/asia/india-metorite-ma n-kille/index.html.
Malhotra, Aditi. “Meteorite milled man at Indian college, says Chief Minster.”
The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://blogs/wsj.com/indiarealtime/
2016 /02/08/meteorite-kiled-man-at-indian-college-says-chief-minister/tab/p . . .
Mars Meteorites. NASA. Retrieved from http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/snc/index.html.
*Remember, also, to follow up with the links within the article and to consult guides to vintage toys, action figures, toy soldiers, Hallmark ornaments, and Star Wars collectibles.