let there be demons. . The gaping crater has been this way since 1971. when Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern natural gas and deesdee to hum it eff so t po Satan is watching You
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let there be demons

The gaping crater has been this way since 1971. when Soviet
geologists tapped into a cavern natural gas and deesdee to hum it eff so
t poison anyone. They thought it Wtflol take a few thays. Four
decades rater. locals refer to this pit as the Dearth Hell.
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User avatar #5 - dabronydude (07/01/2013) [-]
so for 40 ******* years we have had this stupidly high amount of flammable gas just burning away and nobody did anything with it?
damn.
#90 to #5 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
my thought exactly
User avatar #115 to #5 - admiralen ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
in russia theres lots of places like that
User avatar #119 to #115 - dabronydude (07/02/2013) [-]
srsly?
jeezus christ, someone get resource management on the phone.
User avatar #146 to #119 - comentator (07/02/2013) [-]
They're waiting everyone's resources to be spent, and then to establish the domination.
#144 to #119 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
all of Europe already get their natural gas from Russia. That's why we here use methane instead of propane for cooking and the like.
User avatar #171 to #144 - robertolee (07/02/2013) [-]
Here in the UK, were apparently sitting on 50 years worth of shale gas, hopefully those Russian ******* will stop putting the squeeze on the rest of Europe if we can relieve some of the pressure caused by the huge demand.
#128 to #5 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
They figured out the expense was too high to invest in this hole and that not burning the gas would generate more problem than doing it.
User avatar #131 to #128 - dabronydude (07/02/2013) [-]
the ignited the gas expecting it to burn away so they could safely mine away but it never stopped burning, they could have done something with it.
User avatar #237 to #5 - elcreepo (07/02/2013) [-]
>soviets
>recognizing a valuable resource

Pick one. They drained a lake thinking that the land would be good for agriculture and ended up turning it into a slowly recovering wasteland.
#3 - largeheadphones (07/01/2013) [-]
The scale on the post does not really show you how large the hole is, it's about 230 feet wide, it's a big ******* hole, kind of like OP's ass.
#236 to #3 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
333 thumbs = Half Life 3 confirmed.
#45 to #3 - zeroqp ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
**zeroqp rolled a random image posted in comment #134 at Countries ** "...kind of like OP's ass."? Talk about a bland joke.
**zeroqp rolled a random image posted in comment #134 at Countries ** "...kind of like OP's ass."? Talk about a bland joke.
User avatar #116 to #45 - largeheadphones (07/02/2013) [-]
Well it got me 180 thumbs, I'm shallow and I want others thumbs to make me feel better.
#133 to #45 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
It's more creative than rolling like a faggot.
#60 to #3 - riseandfightfj (07/02/2013) [-]
Only smaller......
#124 to #3 - tabarzins (07/02/2013) [-]
this kind of shows the size better
User avatar #164 to #3 - cresel (07/02/2013) [-]
idk man that one guy isnt much of a scale to me could u shop a banana in there to give me a proper scale
User avatar #186 to #177 - cresel (07/02/2013) [-]
much better thanks
#26 - luthervonappledorf (07/02/2013) [-]
It seems like the Soviet Union had it's very own 'Captain America'    
   
"Sir, why did you burn all that gas?"   
"DENYING THE ENEMY POTENTIAL FUEL."
It seems like the Soviet Union had it's very own 'Captain America'

"Sir, why did you burn all that gas?"
"DENYING THE ENEMY POTENTIAL FUEL."
User avatar #85 to #26 - abnthug (07/02/2013) [-]
"FOLLOW MY TRACERS!"
User avatar #163 to #85 - luthervonappledorf (07/02/2013) [-]
"That's a nice AK you got there sir" - ******* love Generation Kill.
User avatar #138 to #26 - zombifier (07/02/2013) [-]
GK's "Captain America" is exactly like most Marine infantry officers I've had to tolerate...
User avatar #162 to #138 - luthervonappledorf (07/02/2013) [-]
Seriously? Oh dear god I don't know how I'd respond to them.
User avatar #252 to #162 - zombifier (07/02/2013) [-]
In my unit, we started ignoring all officers and staff nco's

they were **** , and only succeded in trying to get us killed
User avatar #28 to #26 - crazycommando (07/02/2013) [-]
oh god Generation Kill.. loved that series
User avatar #12 - ambiguous **User deleted account** (07/02/2013) [-]
I can't help but feel Vodka was the source of this decision.
User avatar #6 - weirdoo (07/01/2013) [-]
Perfect place to dump a body
#10 to #6 - creepycreeper (07/02/2013) [-]
You're such a weirdoo.
#69 to #10 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
says creepercreeper go back to minecraft you sneaky bitch
#72 to #69 - creepycreeper (07/02/2013) [-]
I'll wait for you there.
User avatar #105 to #10 - TheOriginalNerd (07/02/2013) [-]
well you're a creepycreeper
#107 to #105 - creepycreeper (07/02/2013) [-]
You think you're so smart. What do you think you are TheOriginalNerd?
#161 to #10 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
Your kind of a creepy as well
#159 to #10 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
>implying no one else on this site is a weirdo
#30 - qwertfag (07/02/2013) [-]
So we have a reserve of natural gas that is substantial enough to burn for 40 years straight, and we just burn it.
User avatar #176 to #30 - matthewboss (07/02/2013) [-]
So enough for 40 people to have the fire on for a year? it's a tiny amount compared to our consumption.
#200 to #30 - hillbillypowpow (07/02/2013) [-]
It'd cost more to get it out than it's worth.
#67 to #30 - carmichael (07/02/2013) [-]
Or else we wouldn't have know that it could burn for 40 years... DAAHH
Or else we wouldn't have know that it could burn for 40 years... DAAHH
#1 - crazyolitis (07/01/2013) [-]
TFW they started burning it.
#36 to #1 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
You don't even know what TFW means...... SMH
User avatar #37 to #36 - crazyolitis (07/02/2013) [-]
It either means That Feel When or Their Faces When. I meant he latter meaning.
#142 - mypenisismoist ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
**mypenisismoist rolled a random image posted in comment #531055 at Video Games Board - console gaming, pc vs console gaming, video console and games ** What's gonna come out of the portal
**mypenisismoist rolled a random image posted in comment #531055 at Video Games Board - console gaming, pc vs console gaming, video console and games ** What's gonna come out of the portal
#147 to #142 - marioslmg (07/02/2013) [-]
Balls are comming out of that hole?   
   
I am ok with that... Btw have this gif
Balls are comming out of that hole?

I am ok with that... Btw have this gif
#86 - bullbrigade (07/02/2013) [-]
How I imagine the fire started
How I imagine the fire started
User avatar #88 to #86 - gergen (07/02/2013) [-]
Everytime I watch that, I wonder what happened to that guy.
#125 to #88 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
Got a chin and neck skin-burn as well as not have a beard on that spot for rest of his life.
#89 to #86 - lordxdanswich (07/02/2013) [-]
Origin story
#122 to #89 - jdsalenger (07/02/2013) [-]
"Hey I help by splashing some beer on you Scorpion! Don't be such a little bitch bro!"
User avatar #43 - mrgoodlove (07/02/2013) [-]
Don't worry guys, soviet firefighters are russian over there to put the fire out.
#74 to #43 - trevanman (07/02/2013) [-]
....
****** sake
User avatar #4 - threadz (07/01/2013) [-]
Question: Why don't we extinguish the burning hole and use whatever is burning in it as fuel.
#127 to #4 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
It is extremely toxic and there is no way to harvest all of it
#71 to #4 - draxdiesel (07/02/2013) [-]
there probably isn't enough gas there to be worth the while doing that. it's been burning for ages but in power plants the gas will be burnt alot more quickly than there
User avatar #63 to #4 - WATCHAGUNADOBOUTIT (07/02/2013) [-]
Do you know how hard it would be to do that? Nearly impossible. If you didn't know, this hole is around 200 ft wide and is filled with natural gas... You can't just call Fire Engine 3 down from the station to put it out lol
#94 to #63 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
step1, build a roof
step 2, place the roof over top of it
step 3, fire suffocates.. in a few minutes

and no 240 feet isnt to wide for a structure, especially if its some type of heat resistant /metal tarp they throw over it, (and maybe mist it with water to keep it cool
User avatar #7 to #4 - dabronydude (07/02/2013) [-]
or if that is too hard, build something over the hole that will turn all that rising heat into power.
User avatar #8 to #7 - threadz (07/02/2013) [-]
That might be diffucult with all the heat...

Put some heat resistant pipes into it. run water through the pipes. It will boil and use the steam to run a generator. win!
User avatar #27 to #8 - akkere (07/02/2013) [-]
Contrary to what the name would have you believe, Steam Engines don't actually run on Steam.
#33 to #27 - mailboxhead (07/02/2013) [-]
He said "generator," not "steam engine." As in, the steam could be used to spin a turbine and generate electrical power.
He said "generator," not "steam engine." As in, the steam could be used to spin a turbine and generate electrical power.
User avatar #253 to #33 - akkere (07/02/2013) [-]
Steam Generators have to generate a level of pressure which would require a machine large enough to be placed over the hole.
User avatar #254 to #253 - mailboxhead (07/02/2013) [-]
You underestimate engineering. All you'd have to do is run pipes down into the hole or bury them next to it to boil the water anyway. The power plant could just be built beside it.

i.e. do exactly what threadz said.
User avatar #255 to #254 - akkere (07/02/2013) [-]
You have to setup a machine that can pressurize the steam - to do that, you have to build a massive pipe that covers the entire hole. This is how the turbines work; you need to have the steam compressed and pressurized to be focused into the turbine to spin it before you generate the steam. You can't just pour water on it, let the steam run through the turbine, and go "WIN!", that's a half-baked idea.
So no, don't do exactly what threadz said, or else you end up with a half-baked product.
User avatar #256 to #255 - mailboxhead (07/02/2013) [-]
...the water never leaves the pipes. It's like a circuit. The pipes travel down from the power plant into the hole, the water boils, the steam travels up a second pipe back to the power plant, turns the turbines, condenses into water, and is pumped (or moved via gravity) back into the hole to reheat.
User avatar #260 to #256 - akkere (07/02/2013) [-]
But you need a massive pipe to capture all of the steam if you want to get the maximum efficiency value, or else you end up losing a lot of possible power and end up costing yourself more power pumping the water down the hole then you gain from gathering the little steam you can through a pipe that isn't designed specially to carry a gas.

Then you have to pressurize those same pipes to gather that steam in the first place - the steam isn't going to just travel up the pipe fast enough to produce a force for the turbines to spin with. More power.

Then you have to maintain the pressure so the steam completely transfers through the turbine and into the chamber that will be used to condense the water - which then needs another pressurization to send the water back in the loop.

So no matter what - you're going to need a large pumping system to pressurize all of the pipes. The steam isn't going to just flow into the pipe and hit the turbine with enough force to turn it.
You need a massive pipe that's going to be able to gather all the flowing steam - being that it's a gas - while maintaining a bottlenecked formation to pressurize itself and keep the steam moving at a rate fast enough to propel the turbine - all the while hoping that this generates enough power to profit from - let alone keep the pumping system going.
And don't even get me started on the maintenance.
User avatar #261 to #260 - mailboxhead (07/02/2013) [-]
Bitch we have geothermal plants more complex than that. You think it couldn't be pulled off?
User avatar #264 to #261 - akkere (07/02/2013) [-]
I'm not saying it couldn't be pulled off, I'm saying it wouldn't be efficient nor cost effective.
User avatar #266 to #264 - mailboxhead (07/03/2013) [-]
I disagree.
User avatar #38 to #27 - namesjon (07/02/2013) [-]
Unsure if capitalization is referring to Steam or if steam is now a proper noun.
User avatar #65 to #4 - arjunz (07/02/2013) [-]
Because the UN ruled using souls as fuel as unethical.
#39 - waffies (07/02/2013) [-]
Cool, i got a new background
User avatar #44 to #39 - mrgoodlove (07/02/2013) [-]
You must have really good zoom on your computer.
User avatar #41 - ithyphallophobia **User deleted account** (07/02/2013) [-]
I hear if you knock a Charmeleon into it with an apple, a Charizard will come out.
#129 - ishotthedeputy (07/02/2013) [-]
IT'S THE FLY OF DESPAIR
#29 - berentzen (07/02/2013) [-]
Check it: 40°15′09.48″N 58°26′21.93″E
#31 to #29 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
googlemaps shows me a picture of your moms vagina.
#165 - lucarioveethree (07/02/2013) [-]
Welp, everyone grab your swords and Estus flasks.

We're in for a tough ride.
#219 to #197 - lucarioveethree (07/02/2013) [-]
Assemble!
Assemble!
#160 - saladtongsofdeath (07/02/2013) [-]
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the locals refer to it as the door to hell... the rest of the world refer to it as OP's asshole after taco night
#16 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
Good thing we have extra taxes on gasoline to stop global warming.
#223 - berdieness (07/02/2013) [-]
Quite easy to spot
#113 - shazzshabam (07/02/2013) [-]
Scary as **** looking down into it.
User avatar #136 to #113 - aerr (07/02/2013) [-]
This is from when the meteor landed?
User avatar #172 to #136 - TehGirman (07/02/2013) [-]
Did you read what he just said?
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