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 Post subject: The DOOR to HELL
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:49 pm 
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The Door to Hell – Burning Gas Crater in Darvaza, Turkmenistan

There are several places around the world that locals believe are a door to hell. Endless catacombs beneath the city of Paris, France for example or Dimmuborgir lava formations in Iceland. When it comes to sheer jaw-dropping effect, however, The Door to Hell by Darvaza in Turkmenistan takes the cake. I would also classify Darvaza as one of the places that should be on the must-visit list of every serious explorer who likes to visit Earth’s most breath-taking sites. Darvaza is a gas crater the burning gates of which have been flaming for upwards of 37 years.

Darvaza Burning Gas Crater
Turkmenistan is very rich in natural resources. Currently a sovereign country, Turkmenistan was part of the Soviet Union until 1991. It was during rule of Soviet Russia, back in 1971 when geologists were conducting gas drilling in Kara-Kum desert and discovered an underground chamber close to the village of Darvaza (known in Turkmen as Derweze, but sometimes also referred to as Darvaz). The discovery of the chamber was accidental and resulted in drilling rig collapsing, leaving giant gas crater filled with poisonous gases exposed to the world outside. The concentration of gases within the crater was high so nobody dared to go down there. It was then when someone came with an idea to light the gas in the crater on fire so as to burn it before the poisonous fumes engulf the nearby town of Darvaza.

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 Post subject: Re: The DOOR to HELL
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Wouldn't that be something to see up close and personal?

Unbelievable that it has burned for 37 years- what a waste!

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 Post subject: Re: The DOOR to HELL
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What an IDIOT to set it on fire, in the first place... huh?

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 Post subject: Re: The DOOR to HELL
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People should be more aware of where they drop their cigarettes, eh. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The DOOR to HELL
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Hah! Never send a boy to make a decision that should have been logically analyzed ;) first by the mind of a WOMAN...

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 Post subject: Re: The DOOR to HELL
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Hear hear Tweaked.

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 Post subject: Re: The DOOR to HELL
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Thanks, Caper... from my private mail, not too many people agree...

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 Post subject: Re: The DOOR to HELL
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I see it like this Tweaked...we're all equals..men, women and children.

So no one is better than anyone else...but from experience i have found that as a general rule womens decision making is usually wiser, more thought out and a lot more peaceful than mens decision making.

From experience...there's too much ego and macho crap involved. Not for me thanks...

Of course this doesn't apply for all men...absoutely not..i'm a man myself and i've met many great men during my life who are compassionate, understanding and not afraid to show their caring side.

Too many men see crying and emotion as a sign of weakness...which it certainly isn't.

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