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Meteorite crashes into doctor's office, and more

A Virginia doctor was startled when a meteorite crashed through his office’s ceiling and missed him by 10 feet.

Meteorite crashes into doctor's office
A Virginia doctor was startled when a meteorite crashed through his office’s ceiling and missed him by 10 feet. “I was in my office doing charts,” said Dr. Frank Ciampi, “and I heard a loud boom, almost like a small explosion.” He found a hole in the ceiling, a pile of debris on the floor, and a rock the size of a tennis ball with a glassy exterior. Experts later identified the object as a meteorite, which would have been traveling at around 220 mph on impact. “A meteorite—you know, that’s not the first thing you think of,” Ciampi said.

Matthew McConaughey takes a break from sex

Matthew McConaughey is abstaining from sex for 40 days in accordance with an old Brazilian custom. The actor’s Brazilian girlfriend, Camila Alves, recently gave birth to the couple’s second child and has begun a recovery regimen. “Where I come from, we believe in something we call a 40-day break,” said Alves. “No sex, no trips to the gym. In a way it is nice.‘‘ The actor, 40, has yet to comment on the situation.

Truck driver blames bowl of chili for loss of control
A truck driver who drove into a house in Massachusetts blames a bowl of chili. Eric Gremm, 59, says he was eating some fast-food chili when a chunk “went down the wrong pipe,” causing him to pass out. He lost control of his lumber truck and barreled into a two-family home, leaving a gaping hole. “I’m glad I didn’t knock two houses down,” said Gremm after regaining consciousness in the rubble. “I sure wrecked that one.”

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