The small city of Amiens, located about 75 miles north of Paris, was a hotly contended site in both WWI and WWII. The cathedral is the largest 13th-century Gothic cathedral in France. Amiens was also the home of Jules Verne.
This Sylacauga, Alabama resident is one of the only people (maybe the only person) to be struck by a meteorite. The 8 1/2 pound chunk of space rock crashed through the roof of her home, hit her radio, and ricocheted into her side and hand. It left this nasty bruise, which looks eerily like a meteorite itself.