Asteroid fly-by and meteor shower had a one in 100MILLION chance of happening on the same day

Asteroid fly-by and meteor shower had a one in 100MILLION chance of happening on the same day – that's a better chance than winning the lotteryAsteroid flew within 17,000 miles of Earth several hours after a meteor shower over Russia Asteroids fly close to the planet once a century while meteor showers happen about once every decade DA14 hitting the planet, if it did, it would have inflicted 1,000 times more damage than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Its closest approach, passing within 17,000 miles (27,357 kilometers), which is closer than some satellites, was at 7.25pm, GMT. Disaster: This graphic shows the sequence of events which led to the meteor crashing in Russia Speed: Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the meteorite was travelling at a speed of 30 km (19 miles) per second and that such events were hard to predict VIDEO Unbelievable footage.

Downton Abbey-effect: Demand for British butlers DOUBLES in 2 years from wealthiest families

Demand for British butlers DOUBLES in one year from world's wealthiest families 'influenced by Downton Abbey' | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 28 November 2012 Who hasn't sat down to watch Downton Abbey of an evening and wished they had their very own Mr Carson to take care of things But for some, it's more than an idle wish. In the last two years, demand for British butlers has more than doubled, as wealthy families seek to model their lives on the period drama.