Giant Mystery Hole Opens in Siberian Region Named "End of the World" - Update

Remus

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Sinkhole. Just another side effect of the underground iceflows melting and moving on. In other words, global warming! Maybe they can find a thawed out prehistoric lobster creature in the pit like China did.
 

Something Amyss

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BigTuk said:
Mentlegen. We knew this day was coming. We have been warned and we have been prepared. Now it is upon us.

The Mole-People have begun their incursion. Let us send them back into the ground. One way or another.
Don't be absurd. We're not openly invading you sun-lovers for another five years. We're in the slow assimilation phase of our plans, I mean... The mole people don't exist.
 

rob_simple

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I'm just trying to decide what would have been better to see in the hole, now: a giant eye or a giant set of human teeth.

Maybe just one big finger.

This is so cool.
 

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Remus said:
Sinkhole. Just another side effect of the underground iceflows melting and moving on. In other words, global warming! Maybe they can find a thawed out prehistoric lobster creature in the pit like China did.
Sinkhole doesn't explain the debris around it. something pushed up the soil before collapsing back in.

The theory of a gas pocket explosion is likeliest, imho.
 

dalek sec

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Fiz_The_Toaster said:
It was clearly made by a legion of Dugtrio.
That's absurd. It's the creatures from that documentary, Tremors.
So just break out a assload of guns like they did in the movie? :D

OT: I'm really not sure how to respond to this but wonder if anything will crawl out of it?
 

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See that ball of gas, floating BILLIONS of miles away? That's 100,000,000 years old!!!

*a giant hole forms in the ground*

"Duuuuuuuuuh, we dunno! What is it?" "oh but I could tell you how old it is by looking at it!"

science, proving just how bad it is! :D
 

FPLOON

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Well, there's only one person who we could send down that hole to investigate its native origins...

http://www.toonarific.com/pics_root//00007556/saul.jpg
 

FalloutJack

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Jhonie said:
Well...
This isn't terrifying at all or anything...
No no no... When Lavos surfaces, he's feasted upon the energy of a planet and wrecks the entire surface, leaving a dead and gutted world. and the area isn't big enough or cataclysmic enough to be a point of entry either. We're fine.
 

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Mr.Mattress said:
It's the gates of Hell opening up! And we need to shove a bunch of cows down there to close it up. (CKII References)
Weak. Sacrifice your first-born Son!

OT: This is..interesting. And also rather terrifying when you consider just what kind of bacteria and god knows what stuff has been sleeping in the permafrost of russia for millenia. There could be some super-virus frozen down there that could wipe us all out o_O

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michael87cn said:
See that ball of gas, floating BILLIONS of miles away? That's 100,000,000 years old!!!

*a giant hole forms in the ground*

"Duuuuuuuuuh, we dunno! What is it?" "oh but I could tell you how old it is by looking at it!"

science, proving just how bad it is! :D
Funnily enough, the science of the two fields (astronomy and geology), as you might guess, are completely different. Astronomy has many lightyears of completely or nearly completely empty space between earth and the observable phenomenon, and deals with large scale averages structures (stelar structure for example), geologic data is obscured by many meters (or kilometres) of sediments and rock, meaning that we either have to dig for data, or else use methods such as ground penetrating radar to understand subsurface structures. We are also trying to date different parts of the same structure to establish relative ages and subsurface structure, a difficult task for sure. isotopic compositions (best way of dating stuff) can be gathered easily from stelar structures through telescopes because those elements are energised and the emitted radiation of individual isotopes has characteristic spectral emission lines. Geology is more complicated, we have to collect the samples, energise and atomise them in a spectrometer, to obtain isotopic measurements and therefore date the sediments or rocks.

Science is not all equal, and different methods are required for different disciplines. In short, science=GOOD, ignorance=BAD.
 

Syan

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What the hell Escapist, sourcing the Daily Fail now?

Which in itself is probably 'sourcing' from who knows where.

I respect the opinion pieces and original content on the Escapist but this really frustrates me, they don't deserve the links.

I know this is not exactly journalism and you want a nice fluff piece on the front page but come on find a more reputable or original source for the material/update if your going to put it up here. :/

Not discrediting the content of the article, but the Mail's reputation for shamelessly plagiarising everyone makes it feel like really lazy to repost their updates. (Even if its awesome like a giant hole).
 

Imperioratorex Caprae

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Bah you're all wrong. Its one of those Tibetan tunnels that criss-cross the planet that collapsed. Damn Tibetans digging tunnels under perfectly good solid ground.
 

FalloutJack

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Syan said:
Putting aside the jokes, you're mistaken if you believe a giant hole in the ground that wasn't there before is nothing. Strange cave-ins would be categorized under 'large geological event', and therefore science. 195 feet across and 300 deep is rather unusual, an isolated underground cavern with - apparently - an icy lake, and you can see there's more tunnels. I'm sorry, but that's interesting. Interest makes news.

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