07 April 2011

Holes


These holes are not only amazing, but some  are really terrifying!  The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny we are.


Kimberley Big Hole - South Africa

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


Glory  Hole - Monticello Dam, California

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A glory hole is used when a dam is at full  capacity and  water needs to be drained from the reservoir. It  is the largest spillway of this type in the  world and consumes  14,400 cubic
feet of water every second.  

Great Blue Hole, Belize  

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This incredible geographical phenomenon known as a blue 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.
 


Sinkhole in Guatemala     


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These photos are of a sinkhole that occurred in 
Guatemala ..  The hole  swallowed 2 dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.


HOLE, Washington D.C.   

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This hole swallows trillions and trillions of U.S. Dollars annually! The money that falls into this hole is never heard from again!  


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