When I saw its thumbnail I thought this was an aerial photo of someone descending into one of those bloody Siberian holes at sunset. Then I zoomed in and saw it was a monster appearing throught the ice, created by concept designer Pierre-Etienne Travers. Which is cool because the rest of his artwork is phenomenal.
A few weeks ago, we looked at a photo essay on Mir Mine, a nearly mile-wide mine in Eastern Siberia that's one of the largest man-made holes on Earth's surface. It made us wonder: Where the largest hole ever made by humans? As it turns out, it's right here in the United States.
You've probably seen the mysterious giant hole that was discovered in Siberia, which appears to lead into a large cave. We don't know its origin yet, but it isn't the only hole like that on Earth. Or the Moon: NASA found these formations there too, which are perfect for future human outposts. Or current alien/Nazi UFO…
One summer day last July, a six-year-old boy was walking across a dune when he disappeared, falling into a deep, narrow hole in the sand. This and two other holes that have since appeared at Indiana's Mount Baldy are unlike anything scientists have seen before—it could be an entirely new geological phenomenon.
In September 1990, a group of scientists put a drill head to the ground in southern Germany, where two landmasses once merged to form the supercontinent Pangaea 300 million years ago. Their goal? To drill the deepest hole ever made into the earth, a "telescope" into its core.
"I am quite speechless right now," begins Artem Russakovskii over at Android Police as he posts about a "massive" security flaw in HTC Android devices that allows malicious hackers to access phone numbers, GPS, SMS, email addresses and more.
Promising an overview of the deepest holes in the world certainly leaves one open to any number of (hilarious, sure) jokes about orifices. But man, before you get to all that, would you seriously take a look at these actual gigantic holes? Okay, good, thank you.
Plain ol' chairs, couches, sofas, and similar furniture take up too much space and can be too costly, but you've gotta sit somewhere. The easy solution? Cut some holes in your floor and say that you've made an OOoo Chair.
Not huge news, but if you're anything like me, you're probably still triple-booting Windows 98, 98 SE, and ME just for the old-timey masochistic thrill of it all. Well, it appears that Microsoft will officially stop supporting these operating systems on July 11 and they all contain a security hole so big that it will…