Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Link roundup

1. Photo gallery of the "Door to Hell" in Turkmenistan, Darvaza:

The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.
2. Tron-ify a Marvel character art contest. Via.

3. FYI, Carl's Jr's new hand-battered chicken strips, the ones they're advertising nonstop in LA, are disgusting. (Not sure how it's possible in 2010 for a fast food restaurant to ruin chicken tenders.)

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