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Video: Huge Lake Suddenly Appears in Middle of Desert
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 02, 2014

Posted on 08/02/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway

'Some say that it is a miracle, while others are calling it a curse': Tunisian journalist

Tunisians are enjoying escaping the heat of summer by swimming in the mystery lake. (Pic @ Instagram) Nobody knows how, when or why… yet. The fact is, a lake has mysteriously appeared suddenly in the middle of Tunisian desert.

No scientific explanation has been forthcoming as yet for for ‘Gafsa Beach’, discovered by shepherds three weeks ago.

Authorities have issued a warning, according to a report in the Independent, that the water, which started off a crystalline blue and has since turned a murky green with algae, could be carcinogenic.

However, a YouTube video uploaded shows Tunisians enjoying a swim in the new lake, escaping the current 40 degrees celsius heat.

"Some say that it is a miracle, while others are calling it a curse," journalist Lakhdar Souid told France 24.

Some geologists believe seismic activity may have caused groundwater to rise to the surface by disrupting the water table.

Observers estimate the water covers an area of about 2.6 acres and measures more than 50 feet at its deepest points.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Weather; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: desert; lake; mystery; tunisia

Video at site.

1 posted on 08/02/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

fracking

or sign of possible volcanic activity?


2 posted on 08/02/2014 6:09:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

Just don’t eat the tunis fish.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 6:12:01 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Once again a hackneyed conceit by the advertising injury turns out to be true.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 6:14:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Bushes fault


5 posted on 08/02/2014 6:14:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: nickcarraway; Gamecock; F15Eagle

Unfortunately, if you go visit it, the in-flight movie is “The English Patient.”


6 posted on 08/02/2014 6:15:45 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway

2.6 acres is NOT a lake.It’s a medium size pond.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: nickcarraway

Nope. It’s one of them Acme Instant Oasiseses. Kids use ‘em all the time down here in the South just to keep from having to go outside and mow the yard.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 6:17:28 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Farmer Dean

Yep. Important difference.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 6:17:36 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Larry Lucido; Gamecock; F15Eagle

I thought the movie was, “The English Patient II: This Time it’s Personal”


10 posted on 08/02/2014 6:17:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

There are several instances in the region where very intermittently, there is a powerful storm that dumps a deluge of rain, much of which is channeled through a single, deep, but normally dry wash to a normally dry depression many miles away, and far away from the original storm.

And boom, instant lake.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 6:19:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought these things in the middle of the desert were called an oasis. Bit of a stretch to call 2.6 acres a “Huge Lake”.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 6:23:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: nickcarraway

On second glance, never mind. Our educated Geographic Specialists have already identified this ‘lake’ as a mass produced hypnotic Mirage//


13 posted on 08/02/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like prime beachfront property! Let’s start putting up condos and don’t forget the Allah Snackbar!


14 posted on 08/02/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Vigilanteman

Absolutely vital. Hugh and series!


15 posted on 08/02/2014 6:30:50 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Farmer Dean

Yeah...... in my state we would call it an “area farm pond”


16 posted on 08/02/2014 6:33:12 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, There goes the neighborhood.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 6:36:55 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: kjam22

In most states the EPA would call it illegal and be looking for someone to fine and sue.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 6:44:23 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (His Arrogance would love to replace John Kerry-Heinz but all the trained monkeys turned him down.)
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To: nickcarraway
Mysterious lake in Tunisian desert turns from turquoise to green sludge, may be radioactive
19 posted on 08/02/2014 6:50:42 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: nickcarraway

Neat. The second and more interesting question is whether/how long it stays around.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 7:03:13 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: nickcarraway

Countdown to someone blaming global warming and climate change for this. ... in three, two, one....


21 posted on 08/02/2014 7:06:34 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“Just don’t eat the tunis fish.”

*GROAN*


22 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dallas59

It looks like the reason it turned green is because of all the Tunisians went swimming and peed in it.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 7:10:36 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL!!!


24 posted on 08/02/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
this on the other hand ....is said to have been created by spaced aliens


25 posted on 08/02/2014 7:16:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

doesn’t look like a huge lake to me


26 posted on 08/02/2014 7:17:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

a pond by most standards..

there are areas of the world where it would be referred to as a puddle.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 7:18:27 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: kjam22

my brother was out near Canton... he and the people they were with were swimming in a pond....

then they saw the Water Moccasins...

never swam there again


28 posted on 08/02/2014 7:18:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: MeshugeMikey

yep


29 posted on 08/02/2014 7:19:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: sphinx
The second and more interesting question is whether/how long it stays around.

That is a very big question, for how long.

""experts have warned that if the lake has indeed formed because of a rupture in the water table, the cracks from which the water came could cause the water to flow the other way and drag swimmers to the bottom."'

30 posted on 08/02/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: GeronL

Yep..... that would keep me out.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 7:22:33 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That is both really good and stolen!


32 posted on 08/02/2014 7:25:28 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: nickcarraway

How do they know how to swim?


33 posted on 08/02/2014 7:27:59 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: ansel12
“flow the other way and drag swimmers to the bottom”

...or not.
But certainly a chance to cause panic when possible.
Better yet, a chance to get government involved to protect the women, minorities, seniors, gays, transgenders, those with ADHD, and disabilities, and.....

What is needed is a program to tax the owners of the land or adjacent parcels.

34 posted on 08/02/2014 8:08:20 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: JSteff

You think the people in that desert in Tunisia are worried about their government coming in to the tiny lake to “”protect the women, minorities, seniors, gays, transgenders, those with ADHD, and disabilities, and.....””?


35 posted on 08/02/2014 8:17:26 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Farmer Dean

“2.6 acres is NOT a lake.It’s a medium size pond.”

At this very moment, the EPA is writing 2,500 pages of new rules to assert jurisdiction over this pond.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 8:27:51 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: nickcarraway

This is a raindrop compared to all the water underground. There is as much water under the surface as there is on top of the surface. The Bible calls it “Fountains of the Great Deep”. How do you suppose the earth was covered in water? Do you think the the rain covered the whole earth? And where did all that supposed rain water go afterwards? Normally when it rains, the runoff goes into rivers and eventually ends up in the ocean. But if the entire globe is an ocean....then where did the water run off into? The FACT is that you cannot create enough rain to cover the earth because the rain comes from the evaporated water that was originally on the surface of the earth to begin with. Ask any Geologist and they will tell you that this is called the water cycle. Here is another little known secret.....All the water on this planet...never leaves this planet. All the H2O on this planet can never just disappear. It might evaporate and get dropped at a different location. Or a city might suck up all the water and flush it into the ocean. But there is still the same amount of water on the planet as before it evaporated or got sucked up. Every molecule of water has been used over and over again a gazzilion times, has been drank and pissed out by animals, fish and humans, been evaporated and become rain etc etc.
So the bottom line is that whatever caused Great Flood, also caused the Fountains of the Deep to expel the water to the surface. Kind of like a when a radiator blows its pressure valve. Once the earth cooled off again, the water drained back into the Great Deep. IMHO


37 posted on 08/02/2014 8:57:20 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: sphinx

That is what I was wondering. I guess time will tell.

I guess if I lived there, I would just enjoy as long as it existed.


38 posted on 08/02/2014 9:36:54 PM PDT by berdie
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To: GeronL

Maybe the supercollider folks made a tiny black hole and it is zipping back and forth through the planet...making holes in Siberia, sucking up ocean water...etc. (/sarc?)


39 posted on 08/02/2014 9:40:08 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: nickcarraway

Blame...Bush......blame racism.....blame Fox news.


40 posted on 08/02/2014 10:16:06 PM PDT by Larry381 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Instant lake. Just add water.


41 posted on 08/02/2014 11:48:41 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: ansel12

Obviously not but libs would run it in campaign advertisements anyway.. that is why it was funny at the time.


42 posted on 09/03/2014 10:44:41 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: JSteff

The point was that it was or is a dangerous situation, and the government hopefully did show up.


43 posted on 09/03/2014 11:13:28 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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