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Old 02-24-2007, 05:27 AM   #1
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February 24, 2007: Massive sinkhole in Guatemala



There's nothing like a big hole in the middle of your town, suddenly appearing and taking with it several residents.

This sinkhole appeared yesterday; I saw it at Neatorama; the full story at MSNBC tells us this thing is 330 feet deep and has swallowed two residents and ten homes. Probably caused by faulty sewer/water lines.



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The pit emitted foul odors, loud noises and tremors, shaking the surrounding ground. A rush of water could be heard from its depths.

Authorities have warned that the sounds coming from the sinkhole augured further possible collapses, and possibly the destruction of more homes. The dwellings around the crater have been evacuated, and police cordoned off a 500-yard security perimeter around the hole.

Edward Ramirez said he and other residents had been hearing noises and feeling tremors for about a month before the ground opened up before dawn, waking many in the poor neighborhood.

"People were shouting 'The electric posts are falling down!'" said the 26-year-old Ramirez, who lives 50 yards from the hole. "We are going to a friend's house now. There's no way we'll stay here."¯
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:44 AM   #2
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Dubbed by the locals "El Anus"
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:16 AM   #3
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In that first image... imagine being that neighbor and opening that there door?

This is nothing compared to what's going to happen at the Oglala Reservoir...
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:57 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Cellar, Adam.
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:25 AM   #5
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Just wait until the Martians start coming up.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:06 PM   #6
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Once again, I am seeing goatse.
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:51 PM   #7
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You really should get those symptoms looked at, Seak.
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:52 PM   #8
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Wow, it looks like some little boy got his wish of digging a hole to china...!
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:28 PM   #9
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:42 PM   #10
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:48 PM   #11
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Harryhausen is one of my heroes. That was an awesome link.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:14 PM   #12
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goatsehole



Just for the record, IANAGA (i am not a graphic artist).

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Old 02-24-2007, 05:53 PM   #13
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I'm amazed it's so round and smooth. I'd expect a ragged, more jagged hole.
Or teeth like pie's worm hole.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:52 PM   #14
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pie's worm hole.
Yuck, Bruce, don't say things like that! Take it back!
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:10 AM   #15
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I don't get it... Where did the 60,000cubic yards of dirt go?!?!?

That's the same as 6,000 dump truck loads!

That's like 10 loads a day for 2 years...

That has to have gone somewhere... There should be some guy standing in his field wondering.. F**^ing gophers!
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