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Man Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Roof

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An Indonesian man became a millionaire overnight after a meteor crashed through his roof. Josua Hutagalung, 33, is a coffin maker from Sumatra who became astronomically richer after he recently sold the meteorite for over 1 million pounds – or roughly ₹ 9.8 crore.

Mr Hutagalung was working outside his home in August when the 2.1 kg space rock smashed through the tin roof in his veranda. “The sound was so loud that parts of the house were shaking too. And after I searched, I saw that the tin roof of the house had broken,” he told news outlet Kompas at the time. “When I lifted it, the stone was still warm.”

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He shared photos of the meteorite on Facebook, where they created a flurry of interest. According to the Independent, the meteorite is carbonaceous chondrite – an extremely rare variety estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. It is reportedly worth around 645 pounds (approximately ₹ 63,000) per gram. Josua Hutagalung has now sold the rock to a specialist collector – Jared Collins of the USA. Mr Collins has reportedly re-sold it to fellow collector Jay Piatek, who has stored in liquid nitrogen at the Centre for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University.

Mr Hutagalung did not disclose the exact amount he was paid for the rare rock, which has magnetic properties. However, he indicated that the amount was over 1 million pounds. With the money he has received – estimated to be equivalent to 30 years worth of his salary – he plans to retire and build a new church in his village.

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He got lucky twice – Meteor didn’t hurt him & then he was able to sell it for a huge price.


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उपर वाला जब भी देता
देता छप्पर फाड के

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insta wrote:

उपर वाला जब भी देता
देता छप्पर फाड के

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Ffs. When something like this will happen to me oof

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India me hota to paise bhi nhi milte or ghar or seal hojaata
Fir wahan religion k naam p kuch bana dete
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chirag.b wrote:

India me hota to paise bhi nhi milte or ghar or seal hojaata
Fir wahan religion k naam p kuch bana dete
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Gusse mein Padosi ki khidki ka kaanch tod dete uthake fatafat… Tera patthar tere paas rakh karke!

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Did anyone notice that some American bought it and it’s kept in some university where they will conduct more tests on it? No wonder why uncle sam is the leader.

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saucap wrote:

Gusse mein Padosi ki khidki ka kaanch tod dete uthake fatafat… Tera patthar tere paas rakh karke!

Ye bhi ho sakta hai

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