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Natural Wonders

What Caused This 1.2km Wide Giant Hole?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this giant chasm was caused by a meteor or a natural sink hole but this incredible cavity is actually an abandoned diamond mine in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. Diamonds were first discovered at the site in 1955 and the mine was started just two years later. The incredibly harsh […]

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Fun

300ft Deep Sinkhole Opens Up In Cornwall

A house in Cornwall, England was inches away from disaster this week, after a 300ft deep sinkhole opened up in the garden. The huge cavern was discovered when builders were drilling into the patio of the empty bungalow. The area of Scorrier has a history of mining and it is believed the workers may have […]

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Dangerous

A Hole In The Lake – Monticello Dam

If you’ve ever had a nightmare about being sucked down a giant plughole, then Monticello Dam in California will bring you out in cold sweats. The dam has a giant spillway known as the ‘Glory Hole’ that can drain 48,400 cubic feet of water per second. The giant plughole provides a stunning spectacle when the […]