Cosmic Meat floating in Space

Wieder was gelernt: Am 3. März 1876 regnete es Fleischbrocken in Kentucky und ein Gentleman namens William Livingston Alden stellte die Theorie auf, „that 'cosmic meat' was floating around in space that would drop through our atmosphere similarly to meteorites.“ Meatspace!

The Kentucky meat shower was an incident where large chunks of red meat fell from the sky in a 100 by 50 yard area near Olympia Springs, Bath County, Kentucky, for a period of several minutes on March 3, 1876. The phenomenon was reported by the New York Times and several other publications at the time. […]

Out of the many theories for an explanation of this phenomenon, the most likely appears to be that a large pack of buzzards flew over the area after having eaten a couple of freshly dead horses, and when one of them spontaneously disgorged itself, all the others (as apparently is customary amongst buzzards) followed suit.

Other less-conventional explanations were put forward, including author William Livingston Alden stating that "cosmic meat" was floating around in space that would drop through our atmosphere similarly to meteorites.

Kentucky Meat Shower (via JWZ, Bild via Shutterstock)

[update] Siehe auch: Sternenrotz (Danke Marcoman!)