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  • Man with b***s of steel jumps into world's largest sinkhole with no gear

    07/02/2014 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 34 replies
    Roadtrippers.com ^ | 04 May, 2014 | staff
    Video at link.French free diver Guillaume Nery jumped into the largest sinkhole on Earth with no scuba gear, no snorkel, no gear of any sort. Just a pair of massive, rock hard cojones. "Dean's Blue Hole" is a 663-ft deep sinkhole in the Bahamas. A couple helpful little factoids to aid you in understanding the gravitas of Guillaume's dive. The average human being can hold their breath for 45 seconds - or a minute if they have an exceptionally healthy set of lungs. After that, your body essentially starts to suffocate, as cells in your organs shut down from lack...
  • One by one, homes in Calif. subdivision sinking

    05/11/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2013 12:52 PM EDT | Tracie Cone
    Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March. The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property—manicured lawn and all—dropped 10 feet below the street. It wasn’t long before the houses on both sides collapsed as the ground gave way in the Spivey’s neighborhood in Lake County, about 100 miles north of San Francisco. … Unlike sinkholes of Florida that can gobble homes in an instant, this collapse in hilly volcanic...
  • Monsterous Whirlpool Eats Everything

    Latvia has quite a few sink holes and caverns below. This is probably the ground eroded beneath that goes down into a cavern.
  • More than 40 huge sinkholes open up all over Pennsylvania’s capital .....

    02/02/2013 6:38:48 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 1, 2013 | DAMIAN GHIGLIOTTY
    Officials in Pennsylvania’s state capital are dealing with an abysmal issue they can’t afford to fix: 41 massive sinkholes throughout the city as wide as 50 feet and as deep as a typical grave. ................ But the city is too broke to replace many of the aging pipes and repave its roads as it deals with ongoing budget woes and the looming threat of bankruptcy, according to media reports. The first of the recent sinkholes perforating Harrisburg was reported on New Year's Eve when a chasm measuring an estimated 50 feet long and eight feet deep, swallowed a neighborhood block,...
  • Florida Lawmakers Consider Insurance 'Bailout' After Puzzling Spike in Sinkhole Claims

    04/19/2011 4:18:01 PM PDT · by I still care · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2011 | By Judson Berger
    Hurricanes and other natural tempests make Florida a risky state for homeowners and insurers alike. But add sinkholes to the mix, and you're looking at an actuary's nightmare. The number of sinkhole claims in the state -- for reasons that could range from fraud to changing weather patterns -- has skyrocketed over the past few years, a trend that has sapped insurance companies of millions of dollars. Florida lawmakers are now coming to the industry's defense with legislation that would lift a longstanding requirement that they offer sinkhole coverage.
  • Flooding opens up sinkholes in Guatemala

    06/01/2010 10:01:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,291+ views
    yahpo ^ | 6/1/10 | reuters
    Pictures of the biggest scariest sinkhole I have ever seen.
  • Dozens Of Sinkholes Open In North Central Florida; Car Swallowed

    09/08/2004 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 1,228+ views
    Local 6 ^ | September 8, 2004 | AP/ Local6 Staff
    ARCHER, Fla. -- Dozens of sink holes have opened up in north central Florida after three days of heavy rain from Hurricane Frances, including one that swallowed a Chrysler LeBaron as a man parked to get breakfast at a grocery store. Lawrence Means, 43, had stopped for a cup of coffee and a couple of biscuits Tuesday when he felt the earth move beneath him. A sinkhole opened under his car and nearly swallowed the entire vehicle, which was left standing on its nose in the hole with only its trunk above ground. "I felt something drop and I tried...
  • Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Eleven

    06/24/2004 12:40:07 AM PDT · by JustPiper · 4,145 replies · 9,333+ views
    WND ^ | 6/24/04 | N/A
    Picture credit: TheCabal"I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat"LINK TO THREAD TEN Iran seeks swap of Brits for suicide attackers Report says 40 Revolutionary Guard 'volunteers' held by UK Iran apprehended British military personnel and Navy vessels earlier this week in order to secure release of 40 "suicide operations volunteers" held by the UK, according to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard source. The source told the London Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that the British Army command in Iraq received the demand from the Revolutionary Guard, reported the Middle East Media Research Institute. According to the source,...