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Falling space objects: Officials stupefied as ice crashes into house in America while plane tire rips through roof in Canada

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The source of a large ball of ice that fell from the sky recently, leaving a gaping hole in the roof of a Moxee, Washington home is being looked into by authorities.

While eating dinner at their home on Tuesday, Dwaine Morrison’s teenage son and daughter were stunned to a hear a loud bang. A chunk of ice measuring 1 foot by 1 foot and weighing 8 pounds, had crashed through the family’s roof and attic, breaking through drywall and pink insulation, and finally had landed in a walk-in closet.

No one in the house was hurt and the pictures of the mess were texted when the children went upstairs.

“This thing had to be bowling-ball to volleyball size. It had some velocity to it. It came from high up”, Morrison told ABC News today.

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The Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) said it was investigating what flights might have been overhead at the time the block of ice fell.

As the family awaited news from the FAA and their insurance company, the hole in the Morrisons’ roof was patched up. Morrison said the family was storing the ice in a freezer in their garage.

A similar incident occurred in St. Laurent, Quebec, where the residents were reeling after the wheel of a jet fell from the sky and ripped through their roof in the wee hours of Wednesday.

“The renter of the third-floor apartment was not there at the time a plane tire crashed into the house”, said the homeowner who did not want to be identified.

According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the tire belonged to a Falcon 10 corporate jet aircraft, which landed safely nearby at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport shortly after the incident.

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Let’s Celebrate Father’s Day With Most famous Founding Fathers

Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan.

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Founding Fathers, left to right, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson revise the Declaration of Independence. (Painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris)
Founding Fathers, left to right, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson revise the Declaration of Independence. (Painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris), VOA

In the United States on the third Sunday of June we celebrate Father’s Day! So, today we celebrate fathers with some expressions that use the word “father” and “dad.”

Let’s begin with a great father idiom!

Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan.

An orphan is a child whose parents have died. Without parents, orphans can often feel alone in the world. There is no adult to claim them, so to speak.

We can say the same about failures. Often people, do not want to claim them as their own. People may not want to take ownership, for example, of a project at work that is a complete bust — you know, a failure.

On the other hand, it is not uncommon for people to fight over ownership of a big success. They always want to be on the right side of history.

“It was my idea!” “No, it wasn’t. I thought of it ages ago.” “Well, I did most of the work!”

You get the idea.

So, this idiom means that people like belonging to a successful cause but they distance themselves from a failed one.

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Father and son, Pixabay

Here’s how you can use it.

Let’s say a new business opens in your community. Everyone is excited about it! Some even invest money. It is the talk of the town. Then, it fails. People who once supported it don’t seem to remember supporting it.

When those people say to you, “Oh, I knew it would fail. It was doomed from the very beginning.” You can say to them, “Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan.”

Now, you could say that creating the United States of America was a success. And there is a group of men who are famous for being on the right side of history.

We call them the Founding Fathers.

We capitalize these two words when we are talking about any member of the group who wrote the United States Constitution in 1787. Some of the most famous Founding Fathers are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

However, following the success of the musical Hamilton, perhaps Alexander Hamilton has temporarily won the title of “most famous” Founding Father.

But Founding Fathers aren’t just found in history books and on the Broadway stage. We also use this term in other situations.

A founding father is a person who starts or develops a new movement, idea or some other big concept. Used this way, however, we do not capitalize “founding father.”

The Founding Fathers of the U.S. are highly respected and admired by most people. Our next type of father isn’t.

Not all dads are the greatest. In fact, some leave their families and provide no money to help to raise their children. We have a special name for these dads – deadbeat dads.

Also read: Raazi Director Meghna Shares Her Feelings On Working With Father Gulzar

Just for the record, some moms do this, too. But we’ll have to cover that term next Mother’s Day! (VOA)