Question: In June 1908, a ball of fire exploded in a remote area of Russia, shaking the ground and instantly flattening 770 square miles of forest. Known as the Tunguska event because of its close proximity to a river of the same name, the blast reached 15 megatons of energy, about a thousand times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb. How is this possible?

  1. Lol.. since this is on the list of things that science can’t explain, I’m not going to try. I’m sure there are lots of theories though, sadly not many among neuroscientists..


  2. I have no idea, sorry!!! I think this is in the realm of physics and I like physics but my feeble brain can’t answer many physics questions 🙂


  3. I know a bit about this, it’s a fascinating event. Seems to be a result of a massive meteorite — they’re coming in at a huge speed and lots of heat and energy, especially when coming through the atmosphere, and that energy release will have an enormous impact. I’m guessing that the meteor must have been pretty big to begin with, most burn up in the atmosphere. Thankfully it doesn’t happen very often!