Weird rock crashes through roof

On Tuesday night, this golf ball-sized rock crashed through the roof of a house in Momouth County, New Jersey, and got stuck in a wall. The 13+ ounce rock has yet to be identified. The Federal Aviation Administration says that it's not a chunk of aircraft. From the Associated Press:

 Images Ap Fallen Object.Sff Tn101 20070103145301Police received a call Wednesday morning that the metal object had punched a hole in the roof of a single-family, two-story home, damaged tiles on a bathroom floor below and then bounced, sticking into a wall…

Approximately 20 to 50 rock-like objects fall every day over the entire planet, said Carlton Pryor, a professor of astronomy at Rutgers University.

"It's not all that uncommon to have rocks rain down from heaven," said Pryor, who had not seen the object that struck the Monmouth County home. "These are usually rocky or a mixture of rock and metal."

Pryor said laboratory tests would have to be conducted to determine if the object were a meteorite.

Link (Thanks, Jennifer Lum!)