Siberia is a pretty big landmass. Australia and the US used to take pretty good impacts at one point pre-Ice Age. Think South Africa was number 2 size.Does Russia actually have a higher incidence of meteorite strikes and bolides or do they just happen to get the more memorable events?
iron deposits on the ocean floor could be naturalWonder if there's any way to track the incidence of past ocean splashdowns or bolides that occur over water. Probably not, barring old sailor's logs and dredging the bottom of the oceans like the Pacific to look for unusual concentrations of nickel/iron/etc that can't be easily explained otherwise.
iron deposits on the ocean floor could be natural
This event is heavily disputed.About ~3500-4000 years ago, a lower airburst destroyed several village during the Bronze Age in the Middle East. The impact of space debris on civilization is pretty awesome.
Don't you only get shock metamorphism when the asteroid hits solid ground at high velocity? With ocean impacts the object would have to be something like a kilometer across to get to the ocean floor without disintegrating and losing its energy long before.
So if it were not for religious reasons, Buddha would have played with little toy carts and ploughs all day?
Edison introduced the first commercially successful incandescent light bulbs, but he definitely didn't invent electric lights or anything like that. I thought this was common knowledge!Contrary to today's teachings, Luis Ladimer is not the father of the electric lights, nor is Edison. The first electric illumination devices date back to 1802
Sir Humphry Davy, an English physician, created the first electric light by passing a current through a platinum strip. The glow did not last long, but it marked the beginning of the history with light bulbs. In 1809, Davy demonstrated the first carbon arc lamp at the Royal Institute in London by connecting two wires to a battery and attaching a charcoal strip between the other ends of the wires.
A massive improvement followed through with the work of Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov, a Russian electrician, who developed the first practical arc lamp known as the "Yablochkov Candle." Yablochkov used two parallel carbon rods to extend the life of the battery. During the Paris World's Fair of 1878, about 64 Yablochkov candles were installed on the Avenue de l'Opéra, Plade du Théâtre Francais and around the Place de l'Opéra, earning the city the famous nickname of "City of Lights." The success of the exhibition was influential in bringing electric lighting to the masses, and arc lamps were soon installed on many streets in the United States and Europe.
These two individuals work would pave the way for the later improvements.