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July 17, 2008

7 BIG holes around the World + 1 in M'Sia?

Do you know that there are a few famous holes in our globe? All the while I assume that those big holes are volcano tubes until I found all these...


1. Kimberley Big Hole - South Africa


Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed in 1914.



2. Glory Hole - Monticello Dam, California


A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir This is the 'Glory Hole' at Monticello dam, and it's the largest in the world of this type of spillway, its size enabling it to consume 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.



3. Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah


This is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth. Extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. In its current state the hole is ≤ miles deep and 2.5 miles wide.



4. Great Blue Hole , Belize


This incredible geographical phenomenon known as ablue hole is situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize .There are numerous blue holes around the world,but none as stunning as this one.



5. Mirny Diamond Mine , Serbia


I'm pretty sure most people have seen this one.It's an absolute beast and holds the title of largestopen diamond mines in the world. At 525 metersdeep, with a top diameter of 1200 meters, there'seven a no-fly zone above the hole due to a fewhelicopters having been sucked in.



6. Diavik Mine, Canada


The mine is so huge and the area so remote that it hasits own airport with a runway large enough to accommodate a Boeing 737. It looks equally cool when the surrounding water is frozen.




7. Sinkhole in Guatemala


These photos are of a sinkhole that occurred early this year in Guatemala . The hole swallowed a dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.




But do you know there's also 1 in M'sia??
"It is capable of throwing out tons of SHIT daily and it is not humanly possible to shut it up !!!"

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Did you guess it right?

p.s. This #8 will be removed when government is changed.

2 comments:

that's hilarious..you're a great blogger..i think there's more a**hole in my country, Indonesia :p

Those holes look scary..haha

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