Hot hole

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“The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.”

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    8 Responses to Hot hole

    1. Fight fire with fire – set the fire on fire, it should go out in a few days.


    2. Hey there’s an idea for the GUlf oil spill…Set it on fire! What could possibly go wrong?


    3. Majorly cool. Pretty sure that by the time I’d ever be able to make the trip to see it firsthand, it will have finally burned out. My luck kinda works that way. :p


    4. in soviet turkmenistan gas finds you


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