i am amazed to see the same prop again. Are we not one of the most coolest and technologically advanced cities in America? Why do we have 20 year old cardboard cutout props with same old lights. Could we not have some competitions for companies and individuals to submit new designs – visual as well as technologically innovative? This can even start as a new section only, leaving yer old boring stuff undisturbed, until the city realizes how much potential we have here for marketing and developing beautiful arts and technologies. Surely we can come up with competitions sponsored by the tech industry, and the city can use those old boring lights for Rick Perry’s mansion and the other sold out guy’s house… if you can put me in touch with someone in charge of the lights please do.
BO! BO! BOred,
These holes are both amazing, and really terrifying. Their sheer scale will remind you of just how tiny we really are!
1. Kimberley Big Hole — South Africa
Stated to be the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1,097 meter (approx. 3,600 ft) deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed in 1914.
2. Glory Hole — Monticello Dam, California
A glory hole is used as an overflow for when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir. The ‘Glory Hole’ Monticello dam is the largest of its kind in the world of this type of spillway, its size enabling it to consume 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.
3. Bingham Canyon Mine — Utah
Stated to be the largest man-made excavation on earth, extraction began in 1863 and still continues today. This increases the pit size constantly. The hole’s current state is miles deep and 2.5 miles wide.
4. Great Blue Hole – Belize
This incredible geographical phenomenon known as “The Great Blue Hole” is situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize.
There are many blue holes around the world, but none we believe as stunning as this one.
5. Mirny Diamond Mine — Serbia
Here is an absolutely beastly hole, which holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world. At 525 meters (1,722 ft) deep, with a top diameter of 1,200 meters (3,937 ft), there’s even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters having been sucked in.
6. Diavik Mine — Canada
This mine recedes below surrounding water levels. It is so huge and the area so remote that it has its own airport with a runway large enough to accommodate a Boeing 737. It looks equally amazing when the surrounding water is frozen.
7. Sinkhole in Guatemala
The photo above is of a sinkhole that occurred early this year in Guatemala. The hole swallowed a dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.
And the most terrifying one of all?
8. The Tax Hole
This is the famous ‘Tax Hole’ that you have likely heard about. It is capable of swallowing trillions and trillions of U.S. dollars … annually … never to be heard from again.
The Tax Hole has created a deafening monstrous deficit debt, acting irresponsibly in causes we don’t believe in and of no benefit to US.
Next Tuesday we will elect the next President of the United States. The result will have great consequences for the nation.
This election offers a choice is between two men with dramatically different visions of the future. We have strong feelings about this choice. But we feel even more strongly that all Americans, regardless of political preference, have a stake in the outcome and should vote in this critical election.
This is a close election. Your vote matters. Please use it
A great video on the ecology of Lake Malawi.