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WTF Video Of The Day: Giant Russian Hole Edition

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Ripped from the screen of the latest Marvel movie, Reuters reports that researchers are to investigate a giant mysterious hole that has appeared in one of Russia's most isolated northernmost regions. It was unclear what had caused the gaping crater, about 100 meters in diameter, filmed from the air in Yamal, which means "the end of the Earth" in the local Nenets language, where temperatures plummet to -58 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun barely rises in winter. Yamal, inhabited by indigenous reindeer herders, is one of Russia's richest regions in natural gas. The hole was found near the Bovanentsky gas field, leading to speculation that it could have been caused by an underground explosion. No Thor's Hammer found as yet (or Superman flight vessel).

As if we needed one more crazy video today...



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Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:42 | 4971725 pods
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That hole would swallow an entire Donetsk!


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:45 | 4971739 Thought Processor
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Kinetic Force Demonstration?


ie:  Rods from Gods.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:50 | 4971759 COSMOS
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How can you be a helicopter pilot who shot that video and not want to go down that hole and hover to get a better look.  People are wusses these days.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:01 | 4971796 Manthong
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Well, now we know where MI-370 went.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:21 | 4971860 UselessEater
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btw kudos for DoChenRolling... for picking this up a couple of days ago ;)

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:29 | 4971880 sushi
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The Golfer in Chief is going to be really, truly filled with hole envy.


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:36 | 4971895 Mr Pink
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Hey, we could put our weed in there!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:15 | 4972296 krispkritter
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I think it was made by Chernomoles...

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:27 | 4972418 eclectic syncretist
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Probably from melting permafrost and ignition of the methane released therefrom.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:31 | 4972426 RevRex
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"giant Russian hole"


That headline sure got Obama excited.......

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:28 | 4972524 RafterManFMJ
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Senator MCStain already warned the giant hole to stay out of Ukraine or face a whole series of sanctions.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:20 | 4972638 margaris
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McCain would perfectly belong in this giant asshole! Isn't this his natural habitat?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:42 | 4972704 Agent P
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You didn't dig that. 

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:38 | 4971901 willwork4food
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That actually looks like it could be the Wookies Cu...What I really wonder is how many men got lost down there.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:49 | 4971941 Mr Pink
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The wookie is a chick with a dick

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:57 | 4971969 anti Oligarchy
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Looks more like the silver surfer's hole...  Maybe the planet killer is coming to put us out of our misery

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:29 | 4972029 Cornfedbloodstool
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Its called a sinkhole. A massive sinkhole.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:15 | 4972110 The Phu
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Two words: Alien Invasion.  OBummer's going to have a reason to nuke Russia... I saw something just like this on a show called "Independence Day."  Will Smith... mmmmhhhmmmm dreamy.


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:05 | 4972475 Keyser
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Since when do sink holes have debris around the perimeter of the hole... This one looks more like something trying to get out as opposed to an impact crater...


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:11 | 4972492 t0mmyBerg
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The wookie is a chick with a dick

Which in my humble opinion is scarier than guy with tits, or maybe not.  Either way, where is Chumba Wumba

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:24 | 4972305 effendi
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The golfer in chief is already busy dealing with Reggies hole and doesn't need a Russian one. Although if a gerbil emerges from this hole then Obummer will get aroused.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:09 | 4972601 IRC162
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Nah, his 'hole envy'  is reserved for the fellas. 

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:21 | 4973124 PrintemDano
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Ohomo prefers holes surrounded by fetid matted ass hair.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:45 | 4972066 mjcOH1
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Project Plowshareski...

"At the end of the program, a major objective was to develop nuclear explosives, and blast techniques, for stimulating the flow of natural gas in "tight" underground reservoir formations. In the 1960s, a proposal was suggested for a modified in situ shale oil extraction process which involved creation of a rubble chimney (a zone in the oil shale formation created by breaking the rock into fragments) using a nuclear explosive."

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:03 | 4971802 BobPaulson
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The Russians do a lot more risky experiments with their oil and gas production. I know on fairly good sources they are stimulating with explosive material for tight shale. They even collaborate with Canadian companies in experiments since that is not legal here.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:10 | 4971834 UselessEater
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Interesting, anymore info? We can see how delightful centrally planned China is with pollution from factories easily addressed with todays (actually yesterdays) tech.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:02 | 4971996 BobPaulson
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The technology idea is to inject a controlled flux of accelerant into reservoirs to stimulate them. Ever heard of stump remover? If it is evenly distributed you have a nice even wave of pressure moving through the rock. I would guess it gets risky when you don't handle the injected material safely and it concentrates or pools up down there. I have trouble imagining such a perfect round hole from that though, but I can sure imagine accidents happening.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:24 | 4972208 UselessEater
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thanks Bob I'm going to ask some folks I know in oil more about this.... good to learn.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:20 | 4974872 BobPaulson
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Current experiments are on tight shale.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:03 | 4971884 Urban Redneck
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That is interesting, since this hole actually isn't at "the end of the world" but rather where Gazprom sucks all the EU's gas out ground that takes a northern transit route (not Ukraine) to Europe.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:29 | 4972031 Harbanger
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To me it looks like the backside of a bullet hole.  A sink hole and explosion of natural gas is the most logical speculation at this point.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:37 | 4973251 MASTER OF UNIVERSE

The Government of CANADA is not 'pro Russian' and we are trying to

do business with the retard sandwich eating American Government.

Keystone XL Pipeline is what we want out of the retard sandwich eating American Government and if our Energy Sector did business with the

Russians we would become retard sandwich eating Canadians without

a chance-in-hell of ever doing business with the retard sandwich eating American Government. Clearly, ENBRIDGE Oil & Gas would oust the

Stephen Harper Government if we did anything to annoy the retard sandwich eating American Government in this day and age. CANADA

is not in 'binnezz' with 'Russian companies' I assure you.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:11 | 4972399 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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That's just silly.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:57 | 4971779 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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No. Clearly CIA or MOSSAD is at again.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:42 | 4972149 playnstocks
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GODZILLA is loose.. OH SHIT!



With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say he's got to go go go Godzilla
Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:11 | 4971835 Mr Pink
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Hmmm....maybe there is something to that hollow Earth theory. I always thought those guys were crackpots

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:16 | 4972499 t0mmyBerg
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And you thought the X-Files were fiction.  The smoking man is around there somewhere.  Obama will have the black ooze and the little black squiggle in the eye. 

Theorists posit that during the Permian extinction, one of the problems might have been the mantle plume igniting seams of buried coal as far as the eye can see.  Changed the chemical composition of the thin blue line pretty good that did.  And we are worried about tiny tiny man burning a few hydrocarbons here and there.  Sheesh.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:59 | 4972583 New_Meat
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"... plume igniting seams of buried coal as far as the eye can see. "

really fucks up your carbon footprint.

- Ned

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:44 | 4973299 Axenolith
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A small black hole entered the earth there and will now ping-pong back and forth through the center of gravity, growing, until we slowly are devoured by it.  Don't expect to feel/see an event horizon though, the crust will reliquify long before the world is totally consumed.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:10 | 4973481 TBT or not TBT
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Nah, it would pass right through the planet, given a velocity relative to the earth greater than 25k mph (escape velocity)   seismic stations for nuclear testing monitoring would detect the entry and exit events and most of the trajectory, probably.    There is another type of supermassive particle predicted by quantum mechanics and cosmology that might do something like this.   

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:42 | 4971726 souljaboy
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Please. No Hillary Clinton jokes.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:01 | 4971793 omniversling
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No joke Solja...:

Floating the ‘Pussy Boat’: Japanese artist’s vaginal works create uproar (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:10 | 4971836 knukles
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Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:14 | 4971846 pods
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Hey knukles, if you hop in there you could actually be the "man in the boat!"

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:29 | 4971882 UselessEater
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Knuckles, we've repeatedly been advised that under Tavistock etc art and music is supposed to get more ugly and vag...erm...vulgar!?! Its intended as a method to create and expand inter-generational differences which then aides in the destruction of family bonds.

btw I am not going to check out the link, atleast one of the graphic avatars on this site are enough to deal with without finding the same yuk called 'art'. (not going to mention some drinking native dudes nasty avatar)

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:58 | 4972336 Flagit
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Were you too busy doing the 5 knuckle shuffle to scroll down a little farther?

A vaginal miniature diorama of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. It’s “taboo on top of taboo,” the artist explained. (Photo: Megumi Igarashi)

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:16 | 4972692 GoinFawr
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I dunno Knuks; different 'strokes' for different folks and all that cal. Eg. a person might well ask the same question regarding grown men spending the day swinging their 'clubs' at their tiny little white balls... perhaps both they and the canoeist are trying to compensate for something.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:15 | 4971849 Hulk
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I gozt to get me one of dem, wonder if they make a penis canoe for the wife ???

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:41 | 4971907 BlindMonkey
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Ah. The dreams of the technologist.  Their tech, 3D printing in this case, will change the world for ever!!


Then people start printing dildos. 

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:59 | 4972095 Peanut Butter E...
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Hillary just farted on the opposite side of the world and it showing up in Russia.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:43 | 4971729 Golden_Rule
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Newt's moonbase idea is sounding better everyday.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:45 | 4971732 Rusty Shorts
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Reported by Admiral Richard E Byrd - 9 May 1926

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:07 | 4971733 Drop out
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Is that from the Fukushima fuel rods melting through the otherside of the planet - or just a closeup of the popped zit on my ass? Either way, I fucking hope not, everything seems to be going so well these days.


Edit: Jesus, I think that is a close up of the zit on my ass. I didn't realize my Kindle had such high resolution. I must have sat on it while I was on the internet researching or something. Kudos to the NSA! (I guess I can assume they are passing around the pictures of my peepee too)

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:45 | 4971734 jim249
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I can just visualize giant ants crawling from that hole.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:47 | 4971736 Yen Cross
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      ZERO's so horrible at golf he needs a crater   (   )

   Zero needs a parachute to sink a put!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:45 | 4971737 ebworthen
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It's the inner planet.

Nazi subs went there in WWII.

It's also where the reptilians come from.

Rumor has it Jon Corzine is hiding out there from Eric Holder.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:07 | 4971822 knukles
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And the Nazi UFOs, Annanuki and Reptilians who all live there, still.

OK  REAL TRUTH FACT:  Figure this one out.

A while back there was a happy, happy joy, joy, feel good National Geographic (or someone of like ilk) did an hour long program about one of the major bases at Antarctica.  OK, austere living conditions, odd folks, etc., etc., etc.  Then they started giving tidbits about a whole buncha the folks professions.  They had a bunch of Linguists on staff there over the fucking winter.
What the fuck are Linguists doing at the South Pole/Antarctica whatever?

Ain't talking to the fucking penguins, I'll tell ya'.

Hah!  So, the CT's little green men start (well, grey actually, or there are some others, too) UFO's etc.


Fuck me....

Also, a while back on Google Earth a high altitude array was found at one of the US stations.  Since disappeared off the pages.

Yessire, some people call this crazy.  Some people called a lot of stuff crazy not too long ago....
AJ was right about most stuff.
There are no CT's anymore, just C Facts

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:16 | 4971845 Rusty Shorts
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Linguists on staff - Mars Attacks

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:25 | 4972021 StychoKiller
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:33 | 4972535 RafterManFMJ
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Go back and re watch it. Are you sure they weren't referred to as cunning linguists?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:31 | 4973190 PrintemDano
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Jon Corzine has nothing to fear from Eric "the Black" Holder.   They belong to the same criminal organization.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:46 | 4971741 ebworthen
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It's the inner planet.

Nazi subs went there in WWII.

It's also where the reptilians come from, and economists.

Rumor has it Jon Corzine is hiding out there from Eric Holder.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:39 | 4972051 ebworthen
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Sorry, double post, but ZH was kind of schizo tonight.  Anyone else notice that?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:54 | 4972453 ForTheWorld
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Yep - I had lots of trouble getting to the site via one of the major Australian ISPs who routes data through the DOD via a dedicated link from Sydney to Columbus, OH (skips landing points on the west coast). I was able to access ZH via two other ISPs without a problem. Some people didn't want some other people reading some things.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:46 | 4971743 Hulk
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Looks like Satan has escaped and is running free, which pretty much lines up with all the shit going on all over the globe...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:51 | 4971765 A Lunatic
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That is a horrible thought. Seems plausible however.......

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:59 | 4971787 knukles
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Most likely at this juncture, FFS.
The whole planet has gone Mad! Mad I tell you, Mad!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:45 | 4971916 BlindMonkey
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I thought I saw a hand up Soros' ass making his mouth move.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:48 | 4971749 Smuckers
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I remember this footage, but I also recall seeing Princess Leia rocking it in her slave outfit before nearly falling in.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:25 | 4971872 Rusty Shorts
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Yes indeed my friend.


"Return of the Jedi" Slave Leia Scene - Special Edition

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:24 | 4972207 SilverRhino
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+1 Carrie Fisher was fucking smoking hot back in the day .... her role in Blues Brothers was good ... and pics of her when she was dating Paul Simon ... wow.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:11 | 4972349 Flagit
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Leia is looking more like Jabba these days.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:48 | 4971750 Frank N. Beans
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it looks vaguely pornful

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:52 | 4971766 dirtyfiles
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common its mother earth...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:56 | 4971963 Harbanger
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Proof of Gaia?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:38 | 4972047 Rusty Shorts
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:48 | 4971752 LetThemEatRand
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Where the US middle class went?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:54 | 4971955 Harbanger
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Then it's the hole of socialist utopia.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:49 | 4971753 A Lunatic
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It is FEMA Camp 17, Bitchez......

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:49 | 4971757 world_debt_slave
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Yellen's black hole of debt discovered.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:48 | 4971928 agNau
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Drop the "L" out of black.
Delete "of debt".
Change "discovered" to uncovered.
Stand Back.
You are about to witness another blast of dollars.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:50 | 4971760 dirtyfiles
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why they murder those drills and fracture the remaining s
heaving this ...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:50 | 4971761 dexter_morgan
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earths asshole.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:58 | 4971780 EHM
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Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:59 | 4971781 EHM
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Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:07 | 4971816 LetThemEatRand
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Who down arrows the second period? +1 for making such a succint point, thrice.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:58 | 4971782 EHM
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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:55 | 4972248 Eahudimac
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No, that's DC. There's a big white domed building that looks like an upside down tiolet, except shit just doesn't go it, it also comes out. 

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:58 | 4971768 One And Only
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It's a tunnel! Israel should bomb it.

I hope this isn't some new weapon warming up that we haven't heard about....yet. Someone has been buying a lot of palladium.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:59 | 4971786 Hulk
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Looks like a great place to dump congress, but with Satan gone, they will be awfull lonely !!!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:01 | 4971794 Rootin' for Putin
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Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:57 | 4971974 IridiumRebel
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Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:03 | 4971800 Hulk
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OK, I confess, I did that with my Hulk penis, yes indeed, I fucked the planet !!!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:50 | 4971943 Yen Cross
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 My little "  hulkamaniac"


Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:03 | 4971801 MEAN BUSINESS

makes me think of that scene near the beginning of the movie '300'.

Well, they couldn't say they weren't given a "courtesy notice", it was delivered before the conversation began...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:06 | 4971817 Bingo Hammer
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AVP...Alien-v-Predator.......??? :)

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:08 | 4971824 Goatboy
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Propaganda distraction?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:09 | 4971827 tvdog
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It's the reptilians coming up from their underground bases! Run!!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:11 | 4971838 Bollixed
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Looks like something Andrew Price does...

(Just watch the first minute to get the jist...)

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:14 | 4971847 Spastica Rex
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It's a portal to Hell.
Weekly World News covered it ages ago.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:39 | 4971902 GoinFawr
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good, let's stick it to the devil and harness the geothermal. I know, I know: it'll be a cold day in hell before mammon'll allow that.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:44 | 4971913 tickhound
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Abundance is a sin.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:42 | 4971850 abatis
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A peace hole

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:19 | 4971855 Yes_Questions
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Its where interest on their new debt money scheme will go..

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:20 | 4971859 falconflight
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Looks like Hamamas misjudged their tunnel exit.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:22 | 4971865 Bill of Rights
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Maybe the missing IRS emails are down there?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:23 | 4971868 Atomizer
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The New Gold mining hole for BRICS
/ sarc

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:32 | 4971883 Ariadne
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This hole has separated the recent rash of nozi trolls stuffing threads from the good people who need to take a break from their computers & enjoy the sunshine.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:33 | 4971886 davepowers
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so, what is on the exact opposite side of the earth from this thing?

I hope it's not water :)

just sayin'

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:34 | 4971890 davepowers
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or a latitude or longitude that involves the number 7

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:35 | 4971892 blindman
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they cut a deal with the aliens for
an underground and protected harbor.
what was received in return for the
location, location, location?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:48 | 4971930 Dr. Engali
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The entrance to a Morlock civilization. In today's world the truth is stranger than fiction.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:51 | 4971945 Yen Cross
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 I thought you were at Cedar Point?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:54 | 4971957 Notsobadwlad
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Since when do gas explosions create nice clean round holes with debris neatly in an annular ring around the hole. One would typically expect to see a spatter.

It looks more like it was drilled from the top down. (energy beam weapon, maybe?)

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:07 | 4976668 Seer
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The debris around the top ring seems to suggest something like:

And the sharp hole (the REALLY odd part here)?  Perhaps there's a cavernous geological formation there and that a surface/near-surface impact/blast punched through it?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:57 | 4971973 ironmace
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Find the well, it's the passage to Hell!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:02 | 4971993 all-priced-in
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A Jew dropped a nickel and it fell into a gopher hole.








Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:34 | 4972037 potato
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It's a sinkhole, people.

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:09 | 4976670 Seer
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Doesn't explain the ring around the surface perimeter.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:38 | 4972048 Agent P
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I believe they had one of those in Sparta.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:42 | 4972058 I Drink Your Mi...
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Wow, an Earth Goatse!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:05 | 4972086 Peanut Butter E...
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Godzilla just climb out that hole. As a protector of Russia Godzilla's going to come give Obamass some asswhipping.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:56 | 4972250 fukidontknow
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Godzilla is Japanese!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:54 | 4972454 Otrader
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Probably lost his Garmin.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:38 | 4972689 Agent P
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or is still on v1 of Apple Maps

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:16 | 4976678 Seer
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Japanese sold the rights to Russia.  You know, hard times with their (Japan's) economy and all...

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:03 | 4972099 401K of Dooom
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It looks exactly like the thing that makes the sucking sound from south of the border that Ross Perot described back in 1992.  You remember?  Where all of our jobs where going?  Now where all the jobs from Microsoft are going to go?  Glad I did not submit my resume to Redmond back in the recent past.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:23 | 4972511 insanelysane
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Everyone just laughed at Ross and called him a crazy old man.  10 minutes after NAFTA signed they laughed again and said, see no jobs are gone.  20 years later everyone is just whistling past the graveyard that the US has become.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:47 | 4972557 The Most Intere...
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Last good candidate we have had. I remember he would come on tv w these charts. He was ahead of his time.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:19 | 4972117 Obamanism
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Notice the slope of the edge of the hole is upwards so something came out of the earth. You can also see like a cavern below.They must have big Groundhogs and Moles over there.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:52 | 4972243 Eahudimac
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That was funny!

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:30 | 4972136 trader1
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Siberia’s frozen soil — known as permafrost — contains millions of tons of methane gas. As the surface slowly warms, this gas begins to be released — and pools into highly volatile pockets. A mixture of water, salt and gas may have ignited an underground explosion. Another possibility is that the gas pocket may simply have built up enough pressure to pop like a Champagne cork

There are such massive reserves of methane in the subsea Arctic methane hydrates, that if only a few percent of them are released, they will lead to a jump in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere of 10 degrees C and produce a "Permian" style major extinction event which will kill us all.


Fri, 07/18/2014 - 07:25 | 4972518 insanelysane
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There are also theories that methane releases in the ocean cause fish kills and ships to sink because of the lack of buoyancy.  Also the cause of funny colored clouds in the sky every now and then.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:51 | 4972161 Bunga Bunga
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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:14 | 4972190 One of We
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Reminds me of my ex wife.....

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:40 | 4972697 Agent P
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Because she was Russian? 

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:16 | 4972195 I Write Code
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Even now a 70 meter golfball has just passed the orbit of Mars and will hit somewhere in Ukraine and roll north in about eleven hours.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:16 | 4972197 Yen Cross
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     No lava?   Kimberly flute/ sarc

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:21 | 4972200 IndyPat
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Tunguska Event v.2

Ain't like mysterious holes haven't appeared in this neighborhood before...

Some say Tunguska was caused by one of Tesla's play toys. If that were true, I'm sure some boxer shorts were shit to maximum capicity once Sergi hit the "go" button on that contraption.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:24 | 4972202 teslaberry
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if the video is real ---this is most likely explanation i found . 

always loved geology and hydrology. 


this is a phenomena that is sometimes observes though not quite like this. aan result ometling underground ice deposits that can happen in polar lattitutdes.


what looks like an 'explosion is actually the result of slowlyexplanding ice over time. then the ice metls and you can get sudden subsidence. and a hole results around what was an expanding mound. 


the equivalent of earth almost popping a pimple but then the underlying pressure of the pimple due to the expanding ice suddenly melts away and the thin covering of the expanding mound of earth just collapses in on itself 

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:57 | 4972334 Ckierst1
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I wouldn't be surprised if it also involves methane hydrates so I would be very leery of taking the double dog dare from the dude above your post.

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:15 | 4977032 Matt
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I wouldn't fly a helicopter or take any combustion powered vehicle that close to a hole that could be spewing methane.

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:25 | 4976697 Seer
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The raised rim around the hole looks more like an impact crater:

or a crater formed by a nuclear bomb:

Big mystery is the hole itself, which appears rather deep and quite well defined (sharp).  A bomb or other well-defined high-energy force could have punched through (from above/surface level) a porous geological srtucture/formation.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:34 | 4972220 Schmuck Raker
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I double-dog-dare you to light a match and throw it in there.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:51 | 4972240 Zest
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We should put the Fed in that hole. In fact, I have quite a few institutions and people in mind that we can drop in there.

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:27 | 4976698 Seer
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It's the banks' balance sheet.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:53 | 4972247 fukidontknow
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Quick Janet - fill it with fiat.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 02:56 | 4972249 The Blank Stare
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I'd looking for dinosaurs or the three melted cores from Fukushima.

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:28 | 4976701 Seer
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And don't forget, socks!

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