A meteorite crate in Latvia is a phony, according to this AP news item on Yahoo News.
At 27 feet wide and 9 feet deep, that's a buttload of effort to try and pull the wool over the eyes of Latvian scientists (motto: "We're LATVIA. We have nothing to do with Latveria, the home of Dr. Doom."). The "crater" was even smoking when lead science guy Uldis Nulle (which SOUNDS like the name of a Fantastic Four villian!) showed up on scene, tricorder and beakers in hand.
"It's artificial, dug by shovel," said Girts Stinkulis, a geologist at the University of Latvia. "Stinkulis" sounds like the name of an Avengers villain, maybe someone manipulated by Ultron into attacking Marvel's premiere super-team in an attempt to soften them up before Ultron shows up on the scene to lay some smack down.
I'd like to apologize to all the hardworking Latvian scientists here and elsewhere for all the wisecracks. Latvia is a great country and really doesn't make the news headlines as often as other countries.
I blame Dr. Doom for that.