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!)

18 comments:

ginnyweasley007 said...

hi cool gotta go just wanted to let you know that even though i am a fugitive i'm still alive sry for not responding got togo

Kirsten Miller said...

Ms. Weasley: Very mysterious, indeed!

ss chick said...

0.0 i recently finished the book TAngerine in which a sinkhole eats their school. it's way cool. I LOVE KIKI'S INTERESTING BLOGS! WOO-HOO!

International Mastermind said...

Eek! That's crazy. Hey, Ananka's lucky that the entrance to Shadow City that first day of adventure wasn't a toxic waste-hole!

elizz said...

OMG!this is pure crazy!

Invisible Turtle said...

I wonder where it goes...

Girlskickbutt!!! said...

ahhhhhh!!!
I'm crawing with bugs and smell like smoke. don't ask why.

we have a sink hole on our property it is really small though

got to go

Anonymous said...

i found this stuff while wandering around on the internet.. i'm sure most people will agree most of the stuff is pretty nice!





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bookworm (who may change it 2 just shelby. ) said...

ooo weird.i have a challange for u, type in french victories on google, click on the first link, itll say "didnt you mean french DEFEATS?" hahaha

E-star said...

So cool! If it wasn't for the fact that she doesn't excist for real (or does she??) I would probably think DeeDee lays behind. ;)

B-ball-erina said...

Oh, that's really scary! I showed my brother and he said "Is it gonna eat the world?" :) 8 year olds!

sekrit7 said...

Thanks for posting this!!

sekrit7 said...

Ths sinkhole is going to det the world! (No, I am not b-ballarinas brother, but I'm feeling crazy today = )

Kitty said...

IT IS GONNA EAT THE WORLD B-BALL-ERINA!! XD I think it'll stop eating Texas soon. I can kinda imagine hundreds or thousands of years later scientists will find "The Ancient Fossel Remainings of a Disaster That Happened Hundreds of Years Ago."

E-star said...

Very close to my house, some stones in the street is going down, just as if it was a hole under it. Just a little bit, but still very mysterious! I wanna check it and try to lift up some of the stones to see if I can find something down there. But I have one problem, it's almost always people walking around there and I don't want anybody to see me. And even thought it's close to my house, it isn't the best place to go on your own in night. What am I going to do??

sakura said...

that's really cool and kinda scary

Dangerous Irregular said...

I read Tangerine, too. Yeah, it has a sinkhole. It's a good book, although swallowed up by the sinkhole of mediocrely boring books compared to KIKI STRIKE. Yes. the sinkhole will eat the world.

CPanda said...

That's cool. I live in Texas! I might check it out next time we're on a road trip!
IT'S GONNA EAT THE WORLD!!!
AAAAH! HIDE ME!