Big-hole

Mod note: Tumblr is about to start inserting ads into blogs on mobile and on the standard theme.  I have preemptively turned this option off on this and all my other blogs (here’s how to do it) not because I want Tumblr to go bankrupt but because knowing Tumblr the ads will be intrusive and annoying and make the platform impossible for some people to use.

Also, most of images I use are licensed by the museums and galleries under the condition that they not be used commercially.  I can’t monetize content I don’t own the rights to! (Tumblr is supposed to be adding revenue sharing at some point).  Even if monetization isn’t the primary purpose of the blog, it still seems inappropriate.  I don’t think Tumblr technically should be monetizing that either, but I’m not sure how that one shakes out.  

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Great Guatemalan Sinkhole - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City has had experience with sinkholes before: In 2007, three people and a dozen homes here suddenly disappeared into the earth. But no one was prepared for anything like this.

On Sunday, May 30, 2010, an enormous hole, 60 feet wide and 30 stories deep, opened up in the middle of Guatemala City, swallowing a three-story building, a home, and local reports claimed that one man was killed when the building was swallowed.

How can the earth just open up like that? Keep reading the Great Guatemalan Sinkhole on Atlas Obscura…