Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by LAdiablo, May 4, 2012.
no thats a nasty gash
^ no that's my gash
all yours. all i know is sinkholes freak me out big time.
Really? I'd put them rather low on my list...
Massive sinkhole in China swallows building
By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 1 hr 49 mins ago
Look out, below. A massive sinkhole in Guangzhou, China, swallowed up buildings and knocked out power to thousands of residents.
According to Shanghaiist, the sinkhole is about 3,230 square feet and plenty deep. A video shows a crowd milling about the sinkhole before it expanded, causing a building to crumble as if it were detonated.
Neighboring buildings were evacuated and streets were blocked by police. "Gas could be smelt from over 30 metres away, and deafening noises could be heard as the land continued to crack and sink," the Shanghaiist reports.
Sinkholes are, unfortunately, nothing new. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, some sinkholes are human-induced. "New sinkholes have been correlated to land-use practices, especially from groundwater pumping and from construction and development practices." They also occur in areas where the rock beneath the land surface can be easily dissolved by groundwater.
Human-induced or not, sinkholes are getting a lot of press these days. In China's Guangxi province last year, a sinkhole formed after a local school dug a well to ease its water shortage. Business Insider reports that in Beijing, massive bomb shelters, "constructed amid fears of an impending nuclear attack during the height of Chinese-Soviet tensions," may be contributing to the problem.
But they certainly aren't limited to China. In 2011, a Florida sinkhole gobbled up "a garbage bin, an oak tree, the back wall of the building housing a salon and racks of supplies." A woman in Guatemala City discovered a 3-feet-wide, 40-feet-deep sinkhole beneath her bed. And in Ohio, a massive sinkhole caused part of a state highway to collapse.
Them little holes really tweak you? Come on there's usually a good reason for them.
Don't know about the FL hole but the Chinese laugh when you mention building codes so they might get more than average but who cares? There's only Chinese falling into them. Or my unlucky ass when I'm over there next time.
In SoCal we get shakers which could be far worse...
The mole people are coming to take you away Diablo...
hard to understand why anyone wouldnt find it frightening to suddenly be buried alive in a giant hole no one but your brother would try to rescue you from.
i mean consider it. you are chilling out watching tv in bed and suddenly the earth opens up and you are sucked into the center of the earth. fuck thats terrifying. way more than earthquakes are. in an earthquake you can still move and try to save your ass.
have to wonder if the brother now marries the wife. weird weird weird. and then they sit around the dinner table discussing the day the husband-brother was swallowed up. a little suspicious the guy was alone in the room. could be a new way to cash in on the insurance if you can create these things.
nothing scary about this...
Golfer falls into a sinkhole in the middle of an Illinois fairway
By Shane Bacon | Devil Ball Golf – 13 hours ago
Golfmanna.comYou know what's fun? Hitting your drive in the middle of the fairway. You know what isn't fun? Getting penalized for it. Most of the time that means your ball finds a divot, but one Illinois golfer found plenty more trouble out in the middle of a Waterloo, Ill. golf course fairway.
Mark Mihal, from Creve Coeur, Mo., was playing Annbriar Golf Course, a place he frequents, when ground gave way to the 43-year-old, dropping him 18 feet into the middle of a dirt abyss.
“I was standing in the middle of the fairway,” Mihal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Monday. “Then, all of a sudden, before I knew it, I was underground.”Immediately Mihal said he thought back to a story of a man that was sleeping when ground gave way and he was never recovered, but after 20 minutes, some rope and help from the course's general manager, he was pulled from the sinkhole and back on solid ground.
The story is just as crazy as it sounds. It was the first time something like this has ever happened at Annbriar Golf Course, a course that Mihal said he plays a lot because it's always in good shape, but it seems he might be avoiding it in the future. Mihal said after the incident that it might be too strange for him to return to the course because of what happened on No. 14, but come on, you're a golfer, we all have horror stories from golf courses! The difference is, most of our bad times end with the word "bogey," not "bon voyage."
I know that golfers normally get a rain check if the round gets washed away, but what's the appropriate response for a man that nearly disappeared in the turf of your track? Free golf for life? His own putting green in his back yard? A miner's helmet?
Lucky for everyone involved, Mihal suffered just a few bruises and a dislocated shoulder.
The full report of the incident is over at Mihal's golf website, golfmanna.com, so check that out for even more in-depth scariness.
Update: Now with amateur video of the sinkhole ...
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dude sink holes be in yo melon...
so all these people being swallowed are just actors?
suck baby suck
you caught yourself a trick down on devonshire and canoga
guess we can add the laker season to this thread as well
I can't focus on that until Friday... Kobe out for the season is too much to consider right now...
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