In case you didn’t know, asteroids, meteors and comets are hurtling toward Earth every day — but they hardly ever hit us because space is so vast. The stuff that does strike Earth is relatively small, only puncturing roofs and denting cars and the like.
The big stuff so far has managed to avoid us, at least during human history. But there have been near misses. I call these God’s purpose pitches — His way of brushing us off the plate when we get too cocky.
But I’m afraid that we’ve now gone way past the point of the occasional chin music from the heavens, as God is actually getting ready to drill us with a fastball. At least that’s according to NASA. New York Daily News:
Officials with NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in October performed a simulation of what might happen if a large asteroid were to hit Los Angeles.
The simulation, which included a 330-foot asteroid, featured an explosion that could level cities and result in mass casualties.
“It’s not a matter of if, but when, we will deal with such a situation,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, in a post-simulation statement.
Not a matter of if, but when. So now about the only thing we can hope for is that the space boulder that hits us is not enough to cause mass extinction (we welcome our new ant overlords), but just big enough to take out a relatively small target.
And there are certain targets out there that could use a good smashing. I don’t want to imply that I wish death and destruction to any particular person, place or thing. It’s just that if something HAS to get utterly blasted into oblivion by a hurtling space death boulder, then there are certain people and things that I’d like to see destroyed more than others.
Here are the top 10 people and things I’d like to see pulverized by a giant space rock, below.