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What am I even looking at here??? (Answer: Guatemalan Sinkhole)
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May 31, 2010, 05:54 PM
 


This just popped up on CNN. Here's the story... uh... That can't be real, right? What is that? A sink hole?

Tropical storm leaves more than 100 dead in Central America - CNN.com

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May 31, 2010, 05:57 PM
 
I believe it's a Hell Pit.
     
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May 31, 2010, 06:12 PM
 
It's a sinkhole from Guatemala that formed in 2007. Nothing to do with Agatha.

Guatemala City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.google.com/images?q=guatemala+sinkhole

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May 31, 2010, 06:15 PM
 
This is an access tunnel for the alien invasion. They've been preparing for a long time - the storm exposed a tunnel prematurely.
     
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May 31, 2010, 06:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Warren Pease View Post
It's a sinkhole from Guatemala that formed in 2007. Nothing to do with Agatha.

Guatemala City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

guatemala sinkhole - Google Search

Way to go CNN!
The 2007 aerial pics depict a different location. They show a mid-street hole centered roughly on the sidewalk. The current pic is in mid-intersection, centered on the missing corner.
     
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May 31, 2010, 06:31 PM
 
drat, warren pease beat me to it. oh well I'll add to the info
Top 10 Most Amazing Holes in The World | World Interesting Facts | Interesting Facts Around the World
I like number 1. WOW
now that could be atheists hell pit.
( Last edited by He's dead Jim; May 31, 2010 at 06:44 PM. Reason: spelling correction)
     
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May 31, 2010, 09:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
The 2007 aerial pics depict a different location. They show a mid-street hole centered roughly on the sidewalk. The current pic is in mid-intersection, centered on the missing corner.
Well, it looks like reader50 is right. The pics are different—this one isn't the one from 3 years ago. Story also mentions another sinkhole that opened up last year, so that's at least 3 in the past 3 years.
     
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May 31, 2010, 09:10 PM
 
Not from 2007. This one is from today.
Guatemala: First, volcanic eruption; then, devastating tropical storm - Boing Boing

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May 31, 2010, 09:15 PM
 
Seems like Hell is right under Guatemala

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May 31, 2010, 09:20 PM
 
Hole-E-Shit
     
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May 31, 2010, 10:05 PM
 
Okay, Guatemala is off the list of places to go after the apocalypse.
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May 31, 2010, 10:07 PM
 
direct link to a high-res shot Flickr Photo Download: Hundimiento Zona 2 (1)
     
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May 31, 2010, 10:38 PM
 
Explained.

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May 31, 2010, 11:48 PM
 
The original pic is ripe for either The Looter Guy or The Ha-Ha! Guy. Or both!
     
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May 31, 2010, 11:57 PM
 
Really? Cuz I was thinking ******...

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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
This is an access tunnel for the alien invasion. They've been preparing for a long time - the storm exposed a tunnel prematurely.
We need the Doctor then.

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Jun 1, 2010, 12:17 AM
 
Obviously it's Nero.
     
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Originally Posted by TheoCryst View Post
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Yup. You can thank the idiots that thought it would be funny to post said picture to a bunch of threads several years ago for that.
     
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Jun 1, 2010, 08:41 AM
 
That hole is bizarre - it looks so fake.
But it's probably just the gateway to hell, so I shouldn't question it.
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Jun 1, 2010, 10:55 AM
 
It swallowed up several homes, and is just one component of a disaster as a result of tropical storm Agatha, on top of an erupting volcano.

20 metres deep and 15 metres wide





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Jun 1, 2010, 11:03 AM
 
That thing is creepy and huge--straight out of some horror movie or sci-fi flick. It's going to take many truckloads of dirt to fill that one.
     
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Jun 1, 2010, 11:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
We need the Doctor then.
No no, THIS is the Doctor:
     
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Jun 1, 2010, 11:46 AM
 
You're both off your rockers.

THIS is the doctor.

     
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Jun 1, 2010, 11:56 AM
 
A zoomed out view of this thing... puts it into perspective. Nuts.

     
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Jun 1, 2010, 12:09 PM
 
How could you possibly be comfortable occupying a building next to it?
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
How could you possibly be comfortable occupying a building next to it?
Especially if you've been naughty.
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Jun 1, 2010, 12:34 PM
 


Look at what the cretin did to London:

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Jun 1, 2010, 12:44 PM
 
^ I think that picture’s fake. I walked right by that spot (on all three sides, no less!) just a few days ago and I didn’t notice anything strange about the water.

Well, apart from the colour, of course.
     
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Jun 1, 2010, 01:21 PM
 
photoshop this one

     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
How could you possibly be comfortable occupying a building next to it?
The reduced trash fees? No need to pay for garbage pickup EVER AGAIN.
     
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Jun 1, 2010, 03:17 PM
 
Am I alone in wanting to get a shedload of rope and lower a video camera into that thing?
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Am I alone in wanting to get a shedload of rope and lower a video camera into that thing?
R/C helicopter with a camera?
     
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Jun 1, 2010, 03:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
The reduced trash fees? No need to pay for garbage pickup EVER AGAIN.
Someone needs to throw a trampoline down there, then a bowling ball a few hours later.
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Obviously it's Nero.
Beat me to the punch. I was going to say the Romulan drill stopped working...
     
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Jun 2, 2010, 12:18 PM
 
I desperately want to know how deep it is.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I desperately want to know how deep it is.
That's what she said.
     
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Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
No no, THIS is the Doctor
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
You're both off your rockers.

THIS is the doctor.

I agree, Person Man, 4th Doctor is great, but I relate more to the modern Docs.





I was really anti 11th Doctor when I first heard about him, but I gave him a chance and now I'm hooked. I miss Tennant but he was overly preachy, and his denouement was over the top.

You didn't expect this would become the Who thread did you?

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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
That's what she said.
Uh, really? Seriously? Are you quite sure that’s what she said.

I mean, each to his own and all that, and I’m not one to judge … but did she really want to know that?
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Uh, really? Seriously? Are you quite sure that’s what she said.

I mean, each to his own and all that, and I’m not one to judge … but did she really want to know that?
I believe she was referring to a wallet.
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Uh, really? Seriously? Are you quite sure that’s what she said.

I mean, each to his own and all that, and I’m not one to judge … but did she really want to know that?
Maybe it's what he said then?

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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
I bow to your wishes, since you now have the Verbothammer.
Ha. I'd like to know when Oisin hands out his first temp ban.

I'm sure it'll be a minute, he doesn't strike me as someone who just can't wait to use his powers

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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I believe she was referring to a wallet.
This would make more sense, yes. I believe you’re correct.
     
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Jun 2, 2010, 07:49 PM
 
These guys are back to play, just this time its not on Bouvetøya.

     
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