Undertoad Monday May 31 10:37 PM
May 31, 2010: New Guatemalan sinkhole
monster Monday May 31 10:39 PM
consider that goats*d
lumberjim Monday May 31 10:50 PM
monster Monday May 31 11:29 PM
Wombat Tuesday Jun 1 02:50 AM
Keep an eye out for very large pillars of rock appearing somewhere. Although I'm not sure how the rock-thief moved them from Guatemala to their new location.
Nikolai Tuesday Jun 1 04:26 AM
The sandworms of Dune on holiday?
Ibby Tuesday Jun 1 05:51 AM
SPUCK Tuesday Jun 1 06:34 AM
I would not be walking around that..
HungLikeJesus Tuesday Jun 1 08:50 AM
It's like urban crop circles.
TheDaVinciChode Tuesday Jun 1 09:16 AM
You know how, sometimes, you'll poke a pie, with either a fork, or your finger... to see if it's ready to be eaten?
classicman Tuesday Jun 1 09:30 AM
Strange that I cannot find a credible news source on it. There were a couple that just referenced the original article. Bummer.
HungLikeJesus Tuesday Jun 1 09:44 AM
Hey, that guy's in Flint's post in the Shooting Hummingbirds thread.
TheDaVinciChode Tuesday Jun 1 09:55 AM
glatt Tuesday Jun 1 09:59 AM
It's amazing to me how these sinkholes end up having such vertical sides. I'd expect the sides to collapse inward, creating a funnel shape.
ToastyOhs Tuesday Jun 1 10:14 AM
What do they do with them after?
TheDaVinciChode Tuesday Jun 1 10:25 AM
Maybe BP will plug it up. ... although they're not very good at that, are they?
Pie Tuesday Jun 1 12:04 PM
Cloud Tuesday Jun 1 12:11 PM
the pic was on CNN today. They say it's the result of a hurricane, but it's OBVIOUSLY a Hellmouth!
jinx Tuesday Jun 1 12:12 PM
squirell nutkin Tuesday Jun 1 12:50 PM
wasn't there some talk about the sinkholes being related to the "Death Comet" (ok meteorite) that hit the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs? The pattern of the sinkholes was roughly where the ejecta from the impact crater would have landed?
Cloud Tuesday Jun 1 12:51 PM
those aren't pipes--those are the Sarlacc's tentacles!
TheDaVinciChode Tuesday Jun 1 02:28 PM
... Not quite there.
Trilby Tuesday Jun 1 02:48 PM
I'm glad I saw this. I'm in the mood for a sinkhole.
Gravdigr Tuesday Jun 1 03:14 PM
Ya couldn't ask for a nicer looking hole if ya bored it yaself.
squirell nutkin Tuesday Jun 1 05:37 PM
Knight f3 Tuesday Jun 1 11:40 PM
A tourist trap as it were? Maybe put a souvenir kiosk there and when the tourists gather...BAM! activate the sink holiness...
Leah Wednesday Jun 2 12:00 AM
what a crazy place, I'd be scared to go there.
SPUCK Wednesday Jun 2 06:21 AM
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Buy it now and we'll throw in the Sewage Special at no additional charge!
Plumb all your city sewage right over the edge. In it all goes. Away flush all your municipal troubles!
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TheDaVinciChode Wednesday Jun 2 09:28 AM
ToastyOhs Wednesday Jun 2 11:19 AM
Out of sight, out of mind - into the groundwater. All the garbage you can dump for the low low price of 100 Quetzal and your health.
onetrack Sunday Jun 6 07:33 AM
HA! - What you are seeing, is the result of the U.S. Military's experimental firing from space, of their new, giant laser-ray gun ....
monster Sunday Jun 6 07:51 PM
What to do with a fucking great mysterious hole in the ground? Pee in it, of course! Right, UT?
TheDaVinciChode Sunday Jun 6 07:52 PM
There's a frickin' shark, with a frickin' laser beam attached to it's frickin' head, shooting pot shots at our planet.
U.S Military Experiment? Aliens? Poor attempt at connecting the above post to an Austin Power's quote? Shark that's pissed off because it's been called a "dolphin" one too many times?
gvidas Sunday Jun 6 08:47 PM
Sorry, boss. Turns out it's not a sinkhole:
wanderer Monday Jun 7 05:07 AM
Yeah, gvidas.....check out this too....
Coign Monday Jun 7 10:31 AM
An interesting update to the big hole. (What-ever its name.) They breifly talk about, what do you do with it?
spudcon Monday Jun 7 11:28 AM
Just change the name to Giant Stinkhole," and let nature take its course.
HungLikeJesus Monday Jun 7 11:33 AM
Perhaps it could be filled with potatoes.
wanderer Monday Jun 7 12:25 PM
Shawnee123 Monday Jun 7 12:36 PM
Spexxvet Monday Jun 7 01:28 PM
Fill it with the oil in gulf.
TheDaVinciChode Monday Jun 7 01:47 PM
Seems like a good place to dump rapists, and paedophiles.
Shawnee123 Monday Jun 7 01:50 PM
wanderer Tuesday Jun 8 01:11 AM
Adak Tuesday Jun 8 06:03 AM
So we're preparing rapists and pedophiles fired in raw heavy oil, with mashed potatoes and haggis, for dinner?
TheDaVinciChode Tuesday Jun 8 12:14 PM
It'll really mess with your butt-hole, on the way out, though.
Adak Tuesday Jun 15 10:00 AM
Another big one, still growing, in China:
classicman Tuesday Jun 15 11:04 AM
spudcon Tuesday Jun 15 04:49 PM
It happens in China because China sucks. Buncha commies.
gvidas Tuesday Jun 15 05:48 PM
"Dave's Landslide Blog" seems to do a pretty good job of providing photos and commentary on most major landslide / earth-moving-when-it-shouldn't events worldwide.
richlevy Tuesday Jun 15 10:28 PM
I don't suppose anyones seen a silver guy flying on a surfboard.
Clodfobble Tuesday Jun 15 10:37 PM
I keep reading this thread title and thinking "New Guatemala? That's not a country!"
HungLikeJesus Tuesday Jun 15 10:45 PM
Where are all the people? If that were in the US there would be like a million people taking pictures with their cell phones, or falling in so they could sue the DOT.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jun 15 10:49 PM
They've got the area blocked off, several blocks from the hole.
SPUCK Wednesday Jun 16 06:24 AM
And, boy did he find one!
Griff Wednesday Jun 16 06:46 AM
Have we been seeing more of these since the hadron collider went on line?
footfootfoot Tuesday Nov 2 09:30 AM
glatt Tuesday Nov 2 09:33 AM
footfootfoot Tuesday Nov 2 11:11 AM
Isn't gravity determined by density? I imagine if you look at the earth there is average gravity, and then if you look at parts in enough detail there may be spots with greater or lesser gravity.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 2 12:55 PM
Yes, I read an article about a satellite that was going to scan the earth for a gravity map. I think they said it varies in a general pattern, less at the poles, more at the equator, plus lots of local abnormalities.
footfootfoot Tuesday Nov 2 02:04 PM
Next, we'll work on our levity map.
glatt Tuesday Nov 2 02:17 PM
Interesting. Makes sense. I never knew it was a measurable effect.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 2 02:18 PM
Looks like the Rockies don't hold a candle to the Andes.