Celestial body creates havoc in the Urals.

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Celestial body creates havoc in the Urals.

Post  eddie on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:32 pm

Was yesterday's earth-shaking event in central Russia (500 casualties) caused by a meteor or a meteorite? I'm not clear about this.

If this had happened a couple of decades ago, it might have triggered WWIII.

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:37 am

The event in question, from the perspective of various hapless motorists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX0oRfj3Hd4

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:50 am

The update a few hours ago said over 1000 were injured, but no deaths were repoted. Apparently the flash made people in buildings run to their windows to see what was up, then the shock wave (several seconds later than the flash) shattered the windows and caused the injuries.

The newsman said that all those Russians have cameras mounted in their cars because of police corruption. If they get stopped by the police, they want to capture whatever happens on video.

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:12 pm

...and all the time that particular drama was playing out we had a close shave from an asteroid 'half the size of a football pitch'.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:52 am

Having watched several dozen cell-phone videos, the pattern is that first we see the streak outside the window, then hear a loud crash and everything goes topsy-turvy, then we hear every possible conjugation and declension of the verb, noun and adjectival forms of FUCK.

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Post  cosme fulanito on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:57 am

what's the reason they didn't see the meteorite? heard the other asteroid was somewhere that didn't interfere to take notice of the meteorite

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:12 am

^
That weren't no meteorite--that was a really stupid mining experiment. geek

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Post  cosme fulanito on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:38 am

oops I see Embarassed
it's called investigative journalism

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:39 am

cosme fulanito wrote: ... it's called investigative journalism
That is exactly what it's called. Razz

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:51 am

It's a popular tourist destination Razz Razz Razz

The Door of Hell

My dear tourist friends, don't think that now I am writing about the door which's end is in hell. I am writing about a vast whole of Turkmenistan, where firing is continuing for all time. For this aspect The name of that place is "The Door of Hell". It is situated at "Darweza" village of Turkmenistan.

This place is very beautiful to see at night. But along with this beauty it has a awful side also. The environment of that place is so heat as one can not stay there for more than 5 minutes though he wants.

Some people says that this door of hell is created naturally. But other says there have some role of human on the creation of that place. They says, in 1971 a group of inventor was come to here for invention of natural gas. They excavated that place for their purpose. After digging the roof they saw a round hole of 25 meter depth and 60-70 meter width. And from there natural gas was go out contentiously  For an unknown reason they firing on there and from then always firing on the door to hell.

For more information please visit our website Charming Tour.


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:54 am

The waste of natural gas boggles the mind.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:00 pm

If you can't find the Charming Tour site, here's the Wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_to_Hell

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:07 pm

Very nice pictures and a video:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2179622/The-Door-Hell-Giant-hole-Karakum-Desert-40-YEARS.html


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