Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
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Guatemala's Sinkhole Not Actually a Sinkhole

EESHIt's not even one of the top three ongoing natural disasters, right, but this photo tour of Guatemala after dual assault by volcano and tropical storm is pretty astonishing. Though, by the way: that famous sinkhole? Not actually a sinkhole. Technically. And: "Mislabeling the problem as a 'sinkhole' could distract from discussion of a solution, which [Geologist Sam Bonis] said would involve finding new ways to deal with runoff and waste water in the city."

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deepomega (#1,720)

I thought that was just where the Martian invasion began.

But it's still a pretty big fucking hole right?

Stop distracting me from a solution!

I think this is going to replace "hot dog down a hallway". "Hey baby wanna visit my Guatemalan sinkhole?"

"Piping feature" also makes me giggle

Art Yucko (#1,321)

…or we could just call it "Giant Earth Esophagus"

Oh and what caused god's wrath this time, abortions or homosexuality?

roboloki (#1,724)

jesus just hates guatemala.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Wonder if there's oil in it.

kneetoe (#1,881)

There will be soon.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Yes, the fact that your city is sitting on tons of volcanic ash that can lead to holes best not modified by "sink" is a problem, but perhaps more problematic is the fact that your city is sitting on tons of volcanic ash that presumably came from, well, a volcano. Hope it's dormant.

Maevemealone (#968)

I hope there's time to fix the obituary of the guy who died at the bottom of this "piping feature". It would be embarrassing if sink hole made it to print!

He's right!

GetItOn (#1,182)

So it's from volcanic ash piping….so it's a real ashhole

ow that hurt (#3,919)

Can't they just name it "The Ronald Reagan Monument" and charge admission?

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