Saturday, May 10, 2008
The Sinkhole That's Eating Texas
On Wednesday, a dainty 20-foot sinkhole appeared in Daisetta, Texas. Then it began to eat the town. By Friday, it was 900 feet across and 260 feet deep. Filled with a toxic mixture of various liquids and debris, the hole has consumed vehicles, oil tanks, and telephone poles. Scientists think it's stopped growing, but since they DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT STARTED IT, it's hard to take their predictions too seriously.
Read more, and see an amazing video of the sinkhole in action at CNN.
Thank you Sekrit7 and FooFoo for sending me the story! (Great minds think alike!)