# 6 Megacryometeors
Reported megacryometeor in Tennessee, May 2013.
From superstorms, to droughts, to wildfires, powerful natural disasters have hit every corner of the globe. But not all of nature's deadly creations are easily detectable — sometimes it throws us a curve ball out of the clear blue sky. Here's a look at the rare and lesser known ways Mother Nature is out to get you.
Falling Ice Chunks
In cities across the world, researchers have documented a baffling weather phenomenon — giant chunks of ice are falling from cloudless skies.
They're called megacryometeors, and more than 50 have been recorded since 2000. Most weigh 25 to 35 pounds, however, one found in Brazil tipped the scales at 440 pounds. Ice balls have punched holes in the roofs of houses, crashed through windshields and whizzed past people's heads, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Last winter, an ice chunk that witnesses described as "half the size of a car" reportedly tore through the roof of an automobile dealership in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Scientists, who have documented ice chunks falling from clear skies everywhere from China to the U.S., are still trying to figure out how they form. Some have speculated these ice chunks might have fallen from aircraft fuselages. However, similar event have occurred before the invention of aircraft.