Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” Luck, may differ in context and point of view. Indeed, some may believe in luck. While other firmly stand by the word “diskarte” and that there’s no such thing as luck. Figuratively, luck may occur once in a blue moon. And if you are fortunate enough, you can even become a millionaire in a snap.
That’s exactly what happened to a Pinay OFW in Saudi Arabia who became an instant millionaire because of a fallen meteorite. The said Pinay OFW who refused to unveil her identity has gone viral on social media after the posted video. According to the reporter of Brigada News, it happened on July 22, 2022 when the Pinay OFW heard a loud thud outside her employer’s house as she went out to see burning rocks in the garden.
As per the Pinay OFW, she wasn’t able to touch the meteorites at first as they were extremely hot, the hardness of the meteorites according to her were unlike an ordinary rock. When they cut the meteorites into halves, they saw a crystal-like inside of it. The meteorites cost 11.6 M Riyals which is approximately 170M when converted into Philippine peso.
But what really is meteorite? Meteorites are simply rocks from space. They are called meteoroids when they are still in the outer space, as they enter the earth’s atmosphere they became meteors and therefore called as meteorites once they hit the land.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History explained that tens or thousands of meteorites similar to the size of rice grains enter our earth’s atmosphere every day. They vary in types which include iron meteorite, stony meteorite, and stony-iron meteorite.
It is possible that the lucky Pinay OFW may have taken the iron meteorite since it was said to show magnetic force. According to scientists, most of the meteorites are composed of metallic irons while others possess solid irons. They are rare and hard to find so their value range in million/s.
The Pinoy OFW has already sold the meteorites and will go back to the Philippines even though her contract is not yet finished.
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