Friday, February 22, 2013

Meteorite over Russia Generates 100 Million Video View Record

The 10-ton meteorite that recently sent shock waves over central Russian industrial town  before crashing into a frozen Lake Chebarkul has generated a 100 million video view record. The meteor managed to reach the 100 million mark in just three days.

Photo: Approximately 10 ton meteorite shatter central Russia town - over 400 injured
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That sets a new record for the fastest video clip to reach such a high viewer number, even outperforming the Red Bull: Stratos space jump that took place late last year.

The meteorite, which emitted energy of some 300 kiloton  blinded the onlookers momentarily and brightened the city  that nothing was visible for a few seconds.

The videos highlight different viewpoints of the meteor's impact, from its fiery fall in the sky to the effects of its impact, including shattered glass and slight injuries.

The most viewed video came from Russia Today, a global news channel, which generated over 23.6 million views on its own. An additional 160 clips also managed to get over 100,000 views apiece, and so far, the total sits at 138 million views and counting.

Watch the video below:

Read more about it at: Tech News


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