Tuesday, July 07, 2009

burns night

Remember Centralia, Pennsylvania? The town that's been on fire for 40+ years? Well, apparently it's not unique. Here's a couple of interesting articles about the phenomenon, and here's some spectacular footage of a natural gas fire in Turkmenistan that's been burning since 1971. Not quite as long as Centralia (1962) but pretty impressive.

You could toast some serious marshmallows on that. Apparently Turkmenistan also has whole lakes of oil just welling up out of the ground, also on fire.

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