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Darvaza: The Door to Hell
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Posted on 05/17/2008 2:47:52 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007

This place in Uzbekistan is called by locals “The Door to Hell”. It is situated near the small town of Darvaz. The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas. So they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it’s burning, already for 35 years without any pause. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all those years but it just seems to be infinite there.

There is also one video down there:

(Excerpt) Read more at englishrussia.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; darvaza; gasleak; minefire; naturalwonder; turkmenistan; uzbekistan
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Pictures!

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The video's on the link itself.

Cool stuff. Shameful waste of fuel though...but still, cool!

1 posted on 05/17/2008 2:47:53 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
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To: SunkenCiv; indcons; neverdem; ImaGraftedBranch; Salem; SJackson; Paperdoll; pissant; ...

The Door to Hell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjoga1yrn0


2 posted on 05/17/2008 2:50:01 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Look at all the candidates. Choose who you think is best. Choose wisely in 2008.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Damn!! So that’s where all the global warming is coming from!!! Somebody get a hose!


3 posted on 05/17/2008 2:50:12 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Speaking of doors to hell, that thing looks like somebody ought to fly in a couple of giant stone hands and drape them over the rim of the crater.

(If you know what I’m talking about, you’re laughing (and probably wincing) right now. If you don’t, you’re probably better off not knowing.)


4 posted on 05/17/2008 2:54:09 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

I think it’s beautiful, but yes, what a shame.


5 posted on 05/17/2008 2:57:39 PM PDT by grimalkin (For everyone but America the free world is mostly a free ride. -Mark Steyn)
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To: All

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darvaza


6 posted on 05/17/2008 2:58:27 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Look at all the candidates. Choose who you think is best. Choose wisely in 2008.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; steelyourfaith

“Global warming” ping. ;-D


7 posted on 05/17/2008 2:59:25 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Look at all the candidates. Choose who you think is best. Choose wisely in 2008.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

bookmark


8 posted on 05/17/2008 3:06:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I reserve the right to misinterpret the comments of any and all pesters)
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To: stboz

Exactly, 35 years of “eternal flame”. The greenie weenies say we shouldn’t even use fireplaces because it heats to atmosphere.


9 posted on 05/17/2008 3:11:06 PM PDT by weegee (Vote NO on Marxism in 2008.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Wow!


10 posted on 05/17/2008 3:17:44 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: Ultra Sonic 007; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; rdl6989; IrishCatholic; Normandy; Delacon; ...
Really cool pictures and the comments at the link about global warming are heartening. Thanx!

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

11 posted on 05/17/2008 3:22:50 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

thanks, bfl


12 posted on 05/17/2008 3:29:08 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: stboz
Damn!! So that’s where all the global warming is coming from!!! Somebody get a hose!

Actually you'd have to use a whole bunch of that greenhouse gas, CO2, to smother the flames. Puting water on a a gas fed fire isn't going to work too well.

But releasing that much C02 would give Gorebots, and all the other GloBull warming Nazis heart attacks...or maybe seizures.

13 posted on 05/17/2008 3:30:26 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: RichInOC

Unfortunately, I know exactly what you’re referring to...way to spoil a nice picture :)


14 posted on 05/17/2008 3:35:16 PM PDT by fred4prez
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To: El Gato
Actually, burning it is better. Methane is a better, more efficient greenhouse gas (according to the Weenies) than CO2.

Just having a little chuckle.

15 posted on 05/17/2008 3:37:20 PM PDT by stboz
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To: El Gato

That’s Cold. Funny, but Cold.


16 posted on 05/17/2008 3:51:55 PM PDT by Haddit (A Hunter Conservative)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Looks like it could heat a lot of homes. Damned fools.


17 posted on 05/17/2008 3:56:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Fly over algeria and/or Libya at night, some of those flares have been burning for 35 yrs or more.


18 posted on 05/17/2008 4:42:44 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Hey Ultra! If those pictures don’t make people ‘fess up and change their ways, I don’t know what will.


19 posted on 05/17/2008 5:24:57 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Cool! Thanks for posting this.


20 posted on 05/17/2008 5:37:01 PM PDT by Puddleglum
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