Meteorites do not actually hit the Earth at completely random places. While their fall may be random, most end up landing in Antarctica. This is believed to be because it is on the southern end of the Earth, where meteorites are pulled to once they enter Earth’s atmosphere. This could be considered lucky, as some meteorites fall to Earth at a large enough size to do some damage to people or structures, and Antarctica is almost completely uninhabited. Most meteorites that fall are too small to do any damage.