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Old 08-10-04, 02:14 PM
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The world's biggest hole found. AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

From CNN.com

Explorers find world's deepest hole

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Cave explorers discovered a pit inside a mountain range in central Croatia believed to have the world's deepest subterranean vertical drop, at nearly 1,700 feet, a scientific institute reported Monday.

The cave, in Croatia's mountainous Velebit region, has a steady, weaving descent of 203 feet before it takes a direct vertical plunge of 1,693 feet through the ground, said Ana Sutlovic Baksic, a researcher at the Velebit Speleological Society.

The cave's widest stretch is about 100 feet.

"We have even bigger caves in Croatia, but according to available data, this cave has the world's deepest vertical drop," Sutlovic Baksic said.

At the foot of the Velebit cave are small ponds and streams, including one of the largest known colonies of subterranean leeches, Sutlovic Baksic said.

It is located in the Rozanski Hip National Park reserve in the rocky Velebit mountain range in central Croatia. The pit was discovered by a team of explorers from around the country.

The Voronya Cave in Georgia's West Caucasus has the world's deepest cavern, measuring 5,610 feet. But the pit discovered in Croatia is thought to have the largest underground vertical drop.

Croatia, which is rich in natural wonders, is home to two of the world's 20 deepest caves.

The Velebit region is Croatia's largest mountain range, attracting speleologists, botanists and hikers from around the world. Much of the rugged area remains untouched, and scientific expeditions over its vast expanse covered by rare flora and fauna have been ongoing for years.

Not only is it the world's biggest hole, it is the home to thousands of leeches!

Well that's just great.
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I thought this was going to be about my first apartment.
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they should keep looking.. Im sure this one is bigger

<small>or at least wider</small>
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Re: The world's biggest hole found. AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

As we speak, 14 year old boys are hard at work developing a mom joke around this new information.
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In before the obligatory Brittany Spears comment.
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Nice thread title,

but it's no _________|\_______\o/______
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deepest underground drop...sounds like the one in Georgia is deeper
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Re: The world's biggest hole found. AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

And residing in the hole is


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I saw Reign of Fire, I'm not going in first.
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The leeches must be leeching off something, right? So what the hell else lives down there!?
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Originally posted by BigPete
The leeches must be leeching off something, right? So what the hell else lives down there!?
That's what I want to know.

I feel all icky just thinking about it.
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But for a few letters missing I thought this was another Michael Moore thread.
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Originally posted by eXcentris
But for a few letters missing I thought this was another George Bush thread.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I thought this was going to be about my first apartment.
Groucho, it sounds like we may have had the same first apartment...
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no Morlocks down there???

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I'm always glad when I read about discoveries like this. Good to know we're not running out of places to explore.
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Finally! Someplace to dump all those AOL discs.
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Originally posted by BigPete
The leeches must be leeching off something, right? So what the hell else lives down there!?

When I saw the thread title, I figured someone spotted my mother-in-law and decided to make it news.

Anyway, it sounds like somewhere she would fit right in. I'd love to send her there.
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Welp, no Osama. Best keep looking. I'm a proponent of the "Shave, a Haircut, and a plane ticket to Portugal" myself.
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that's a gaping hole alright...
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