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Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:39 am

Anybody see these pictures yet? Story

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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby TheRock » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:50 am

Holy cow! That's 200 feet straight down. How the heck does a sinkhole like that develop?
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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby Metroid » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:52 am

Holy moly! That is scary as hell! It's amazing a hole that big opened up in a city and only one man is missing. 8-o
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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:53 am

TheRock wrote: How the heck does a sinkhole like that develop?


A Metroid family reunion? :-?
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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby Metroid » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:57 am

AussieDodger wrote:
TheRock wrote: How the heck does a sinkhole like that develop?


A Metroid family reunion? :-?

It's true. When that much awesome is in the same place at the same time it blast holes in the ground. What they didn't capture in the photo is the unicorns flying from the hole.
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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:48 pm

TheRock wrote:Holy cow! That's 200 feet straight down. How the heck does a sinkhole like that develop?


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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby TheRock » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:18 pm

What do you do with a hole that big right in the middle of town? Fill it in somehow? Rosie O'Donnell, sure, but she's not available all the time. They would have to buy a mountain somewhere and truck it in over a period of years to fill that thing. Maybe just put some nice velvet ropes around it and charge tourists to look down it?
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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby knapplc » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:21 pm

They've filled in other sinkholes before. I just read about one that was filled in and redeveloped. I'd be pretty nervous about working or living over a filled-in sinkhole or cenote.

I wonder if that area is more prone to sinkholes due to the Chicxulub crater? It's quite a way away, but it's possible.
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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:31 pm

TheRock wrote:What do you do with a hole that big right in the middle of town? Fill it in somehow? Rosie O'Donnell, sure, but she's not available all the time. They would have to buy a mountain somewhere and truck it in over a period of years to fill that thing. Maybe just put some nice velvet ropes around it and charge tourists to look down it?


I'm sure they handle it the same way MODOT fixes potholes here in St. Louis. They take a large piece of sheet metal and cover the hole then bolt down the corners. Viola, no more hole. :-t :-t
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Re: Guatemalan Sinkhole

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:34 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
TheRock wrote:What do you do with a hole that big right in the middle of town? Fill it in somehow? Rosie O'Donnell, sure, but she's not available all the time. They would have to buy a mountain somewhere and truck it in over a period of years to fill that thing. Maybe just put some nice velvet ropes around it and charge tourists to look down it?


I'm sure they handle it the same way MODOT fixes potholes here in St. Louis. They take a large piece of sheet metal and cover the hole then bolt down the corners. Viola, no more hole. :-t :-t


if they did that in Michigan we'd be driving on sheet metal roads :-b
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