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This is the welded-shut cap of the deepest hole on earth…and no, I’m not messing with you. 

In the 70’s Russia decided to drill a hole into the earth as deep as they could, when they ceased the project in 1989, the hole reached more than 40,000 feet (12,000 m) into the earth. Its base is the deepest artificial point on earth. 

It is just really weird to think that that little metal thing there is sitting on top of a 7.5 mile deep hole.

I should write a SciShow about it…