Have you ever seen those “what if earth was hit by a giant meteor” movies, and wondered what would happen if a meteor would land on say … your house? Well, wonder no longer: now you can find out what would happen to you if one was to hit you. For example, if an iron rock of about 1 Km diameter was to hit earth at a 4 degree angle about 10 km away from me, my position would be “inside the transient crater and I’d be ejected upon impact”… which is just a scientific way of telling me I’d be blown to pieces. Which is good, considering what would have happened to me if I was further away, like 50kms, because then I would become a human torch. Always choose the lesser of 2 evils.
Am I making this up? No way. On this very serious site, you’ll find an online program that will estimate the seismic, blast wave, and thermal effects of an impact as well as the size of the crater produced by that impact. Click here and see what’ll happen to you if the Big One ever hits you.