Museum officials say they received a call today from the security company at 5:45 AM alerting them to motion detector alarms going off in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. When they arrived, they were horrified to find a 40 foot wide sinkhole in the middle of the museum’s exhibition floor and eight missing Corvettes.
Giant sinkhole swallows Disney World resort buildings – nearly 40 residents scramble to escape collapsing building
The ground shook and windows blew out in Lake County, Florida on Sunday as a resort near Disney World collapsed while sinking into a 100-foot wide sinkhole. Guests were given a scant 10-15 minute warning to evacuate the Summer Bay Resort as the building cracked and popped during its fall into the giant sinkhole. All guests managed to escape and no one was injured but nearly 40 guests lost personal belongings to the massive sinkhole.
The Giant African land snail grows as large as a rat and can eat through the walls of a home – and they’re invading southern Florida. Hundreds of thousands of the snails are emerging from hibernation and eating through everything in their path. Destruction by digestion aside, their shells are so hard, they can blow out the tires of a car and their excrement and slime coat walls and roads with a gooey mess. And if all that is not bad enough, the snails also carry a parasitic rat lungworm that can cause illness in humans, including a form of meningitis.
A lake full of Pepto Bismal? Australia’s Lake Hillier – a bubble-gum pink wonder that scientists have yet to unravel
From above, Lake Hillier, located on the edge of Recherche Archipelago’s largest island in Australia, looks to be filled with Pepto Bismal. It’s bubble-gum pink waters are so unusual, airlines report passengers getting up from their seats and crowding around windows to get a peek of the stunningly beautiful natural wonder. Scientists are unsure why its waters retain their rose pink color but believe it may be from a dye created by the organisms living in the lake – Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria. Another theory proposes that the pink color might be attributed to the presence of red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts. What they do know is that the bright pink waters are no illusion. The water retains its pink hue when taken away in containers.
Meteor in Russia explodes, injuring hundreds of people, only hours before record-breaking comet passes by Earth
A powerful meteor with the power of a 300 kiloton atomic bomb blasted the Russian region of the Urals early on Friday about 9:20 AM local time injuring over 1,000 people, hospitalizing more than 100 persons (two critically injured), damaging several hundred building structures (including a zinc factory that appears to have taken a direct […]
A resident of Vladivostok in Russia has discovered a piece of coal from the Chernogorodskiy mines that contains what appears to be the remains of a machine that is 300 million years old. The man noticed the artifact in the coal and puzzled, took it to seek help from the scientists of Primorye region. According to The Voice of Russia, the coal was formed 300 million years ago, which is why scientists believe the item inside dates back to that era too.
Russian “Snowpocalypse” is a snow tsunami – buries streets, cars, and buildings under 10 feet of snow
Unrelenting snowfall in Russia this past week have buried many cities under 10 feet or more of snow. Entire apartment blocks, markets, stores and offices were buried under snow overnight with snow accumulations so high, residents could not get out of their doorways. There are reports that some cities remain cut off from the outside […]
The Hessdalen Lights are an earth anomaly (or UFO phenomena, they’re tough to classify without knowing exactly what they are) commonly seen in the Hessdalen valley in the central part of Norway. The mysterious lights, typically large, bright white, blue, red, or yellow lights floating above the ground or shooting at amazing speeds through the air, have been witnessed since 1811 or earlier. Interest in the lights picked up in 1981 when residents in the area began to see unknown lights in the valley and in the nearby districts. The lights sometimes remain still and sometimes flash, and can suddenly move at extreme speeds up into the atmosphere or down into the ground, or into one of the many lakes in the area.