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Question #42386 posted on 01/28/2008 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is the asteroid TU24 really going to pass by Earth next week and cause worldwide destruction? If so, what are the odds of school being canceled?

-Slacker

A: Dear Slacker-

Well, even according to the doomsayers' own site, there is a 0.0% chance of the asteroid actually impacting the earth. (Hype started: here. Hype debunked: here.)

However, now there are people saying this asteroid will cause floods, earthquakes, fires, magnetic junk, and whatever else you may feel like coming up with. Also debunked.

You might want to do your homework for Wednesday.

-Foreman