Wednesday, September 30, 2009

5 Amazing Holes!

My Mom used to send me all sorts of odd emails until I got her to stop. She did pass this on today, though, and I thought it was funny enough to share here. I read an earlier email from her last night (which reminded me that my wife told me about a phone message last week!). She has news to pass but not here or by email or by phone message so I guess I best call now. Enjoy!

5 Amazing 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

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

The rest -and the punchline- are after the break.

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.
It is the largest spillway of this type in the world.
It consumes 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.

Great Blue Hole , Belize

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

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

Ass Hole in Minnesota

It is capable of throwing 30 interceptions in a single year!

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