[meteorite-list] NPA 08-05-1952 Lincoln La Paz Meteor Mystery Solved
thebigcollector at msn.com
Thu Nov 25 13:46:53 EST 2004
Paper: Dixon Evening Telegraph
City: Dixon, Illinois
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 1952
Oh, THAT'S Easy!
ALBUQUERQUE - (AP) - University of New Mexico scientists got out their
Geiger counters, their laboratory equipment and their microscopes.
For days they studied the mass of black, porous material sent to them
as the possible remains of one of the mysterious green fireballs. It was
sent to them by a Macon, Ga., school teacher who said it apparently landed
on her sidewalk in liquid form.
Finally, desperate, Dr. Lincoln La Paz, head of the university's
Institute of Meteoritics, showed the stuff to his wife.
Mrs. La Paz looked and sniffed and then proved:
You can puzzle a scientists, but you can't fool a housewife when it
comes to burned toast.
Wichita, Kansas.....birthtown of Lincoln La Paz
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