Trujillo, Venezuela

Meteorite Plus Cow Equals Dead Cow

On the evening of Oct. 15, 1972, farmhands in Trujillo, Venezuela, heard a sonic boom. The next morning, a large rock was found alongside a dead cow with a crushed neck and clavicle. Years later, scientists confirmed the rock, which in the meantime had served as a doorstop, was a meteorite.

This is the only known meteorite responsible for a fatality, at least to date.

Meteorite Plus Cow Equals Dead Cow