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2010-03-13 09:03:24 PM
+1 Subby. Good find
 
2010-03-13 09:09:55 PM
sbrister: +1 Subby. Good find

seconded. Gorgeous pictures.
 
2010-03-13 09:29:41 PM
Cool places, and great photographs, though I'd have probably traded the Bermuda Triangle (yeesh) for something like the Tsingi Massif ^ in Madagascar.
 
2010-03-13 09:34:23 PM
No pics of the back of the produce drawer in my refrigerator? List fails.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-03-13 09:36:02 PM
Most of these I've seen before on similar lists. Some are not the usual choices. I don't remember Mount Roraima or Fly Geyser.
 
2010-03-13 09:37:09 PM
HagarTheHorrible: Cool places, and great photographs, though I'd have probably traded the Bermuda Triangle (yeesh) for something like the Tsingi Massif ^ in Madagascar.

Definitely! The "Bermuda triangle" is an empty patch of water with no more losses of ships and aircraft than should be expected. The only "mystery" is why so many people think there is anything mysterious about it.
 
2010-03-13 09:38:16 PM
Bermuda Triangle? Really?
 
2010-03-13 09:51:39 PM
skinnycatullus:
Bermuda Triangle? Really?

Should have substituted Washington, D.C.
 
2010-03-13 09:57:39 PM
Came looking for Socotra. Leaving not so disappointed, since I will provide the pics:

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2010-03-13 09:59:17 PM
Hell, YELLOWSTONE deserves to be on the list, if you have to arbitrarily pick a feature in North America... not the Triangle.
 
2010-03-13 09:59:17 PM
img189.imageshack.us
 
2010-03-13 10:00:48 PM
Oh, and I need to repeat, whoever owns Fly Geyser is a massive asshole. fark you, dude.
 
2010-03-13 10:02:05 PM
DamnYankees: Came looking for Socotra. Leaving not so disappointed, since I will provide the pics:

Wow. I always thought Dr. Seuss was tripping balls, but now I see he actually visited a real place.
 
2010-03-13 10:03:13 PM
Sun God: img189.imageshack.us

Or that.
 
2010-03-13 10:04:29 PM
DamnYankees: Oh, and I need to repeat, whoever owns Fly Geyser is a massive asshole. fark you, dude.

I want enough money to just fly an apache into places like that.
 
2010-03-13 10:08:09 PM
They overlooked bars in WV, the further off the interstate, the weirder they get. Lots of strange and eerie creatures go there to drink.
 
2010-03-13 10:18:28 PM
Subbys moms underwear drawer is strangely absent.
Blocked from work so I'll check it out later.
DamnYankees those are some damn ancient looking plants
 
2010-03-13 10:19:51 PM
DamnYankees: Came looking for Socotra. Leaving not so disappointed, since I will provide the pics:

you are my fark-hero of the day
 
2010-03-13 10:22:29 PM
DamnYankees: Came looking for Socotra. Leaving not so disappointed, since I will provide the pics:

That's utterly awesome. Where are those pics from? I will absolutely take a road trip there, once I know where it is.
 
2010-03-13 10:28:26 PM
Racht: DamnYankees: Came looking for Socotra. Leaving not so disappointed, since I will provide the pics:

That's utterly awesome. Where are those pics from? I will absolutely take a road trip there, once I know where it is.


I'd advise against driving to Socotra, actually.
 
2010-03-13 10:29:01 PM
 
2010-03-13 10:38:40 PM
FloydA:
I'd advise against driving to Socotra, actually.


Yeah, I wiki'd it and apparently it is not something I could conceivably see. I assumed it was something in the Four Corners desert region. Oh well.
 
2010-03-13 10:44:22 PM
One time I saw someone in Northeast Philly stop in the middle of an 8-line highway and then back up into a burger king parking lot. Is that on the list?
 
2010-03-13 10:49:35 PM
Racht:

Yeah, I wiki'd it and apparently it is not something I could conceivably see. I assumed it was something in the Four Corners desert region. Oh well.


Oh you could definitely go see it. It's not easy to get to, but it's not impossible. I've been hoping to visit there for the past year actually, but I probably won't get a chance for a while.

I was just trying to make a snarky joke about driving to an island. :-)
 
2010-03-13 10:55:41 PM
Scientists consider the Dry Valleys perhaps an important source of insights into possible extraterrestrial life.

that seems like the kind of thought that an editor would ask to be expanded upon.
 
2010-03-13 11:09:11 PM
Earth looks cool. More people should go there.
 
2010-03-13 11:23:55 PM
Ooh. Those Socotra trees are just neato. As is the crystal cave.

Speaking of caves though, there's some pretty neat scenery (well, photos at least, I've never been) of Lechuguilla Cave (link pops to Wikipedia, better links are at the bottom of that). It's got utterly clear pools way down in there.
 
2010-03-13 11:27:30 PM
DamnYankees
Came looking for Socotra. Leaving not so disappointed, since I will provide the pics

oooo, awesome pics.
 
2010-03-13 11:28:45 PM
DamnYankees: Oh, and I need to repeat, whoever owns Fly Geyser is a massive asshole. fark you, dude.

Thank god for Teddy Roosevelt. Can you imagine if Yellowstone was all privately owned today?
 
2010-03-13 11:43:22 PM
Kurmudgeon: They overlooked bars in WV, the further off the interstate, the weirder they get. Lots of strange and eerie creatures go there to drink.

Platinum, a strip club in Barboursville, is inside an old Ponderosa Steakhouse.
 
2010-03-13 11:43:38 PM
Subby forgot my mother-in-law's kitchen. But otherwise this was teh awesome
 
2010-03-13 11:45:22 PM
complete failure: as damnyankee stated, they left off socotra island..

linkers (new window)
 
2010-03-13 11:46:48 PM
HagarTheHorrible: Cool places, and great photographs, though I'd have probably traded the Bermuda Triangle (yeesh) for something like the Tsingi Massif ^ in Madagascar.

Yes! That place is awesome.
 
2010-03-13 11:50:06 PM
DamnYankees: Oh, and I need to repeat, whoever owns Fly Geyser is a massive asshole. fark you, dude.

Would you want thousands of people a year just wandering your property and making a huge mess of it? Or having one of those thousands of people hurt themselves and then sue the land owner. You know it would happen.
 
2010-03-13 11:50:44 PM
This just makes me more excited for "Life"(Planet Earth 2) in just over a week. My only concern is that it's going to be narrated by Oprah....
/awesome finds Subsies
 
2010-03-13 11:54:12 PM
The natural fission reactor site in Oklo, Gabon would surely be a contender - there are no great pictures and the process took place 2 billion years ago, but it is pretty weird that circumstances conspired to engineer such a thing.
 
2010-03-13 11:56:00 PM
What?? No Mono Lake? http://www.monolake.org/
 
2010-03-13 11:58:23 PM
Wow! That Socotra Island is amazing. I keep imagining these two running around there.
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2010-03-13 11:59:40 PM
As cool as those pictures were I couldn't help noticing that a lot of the sentences were missing periods Maybe there was a formatting error although that wouldn't explain it fully Perhaps the Bermuda Triangle ate them
 
2010-03-14 12:01:20 AM
puffy999: Hell, YELLOWSTONESan Rafael Swell(and the rest of the Capitol Reef area) deserves to be on the list, if you have to arbitrarily pick a feature in North America... not the Triangle.

upload.wikimedia.org

Hope you don't have a problem with motion sickness, because the passes to get in and out of the Swell are dizzying. Beautiful landscapes all around.

www.terragalleria.com

Goblin Valley is in the Swell, as seen in Galaxy Quest
 
2010-03-14 12:01:24 AM
How about a hike in El Camino del Rey (new window)?
 
2010-03-14 12:03:27 AM
Regnad Kcin: Earth looks cool. More people should go there.

No. More people need to get off this ride so the rest of us can enjoy it properly.
 
2010-03-14 12:03:38 AM
DamnYankees: Oh, and I need to repeat, whoever owns Fly Geyser is a massive asshole. fark you, dude.

I'd never heard of it.

Apparently the Nevada Tourist Commission used it in a promo even though it's not a public (or private) park:

Link (new window)

Located on the privately held Fly Ranch in the Black Rock Desert, best known as the site of the annual Burning Man Festival, Fly Geyser is visible off State Route 447 near Gerlach, but it is fenced off behind a padlocked gate.

Doran Sanchez, chief of communications for the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, said the owner of the property offers tours two or three times a year of the geyser, a man-made geologic oddity.

...

Sanchez said the BLM has no plans to try to acquire the land around Fly Geyser and the state doesn't have the resources to turn it into a park.
Amazing photo in the link.
 
2010-03-14 12:03:53 AM
ActionJoe: DamnYankees: Oh, and I need to repeat, whoever owns Fly Geyser is a massive asshole. fark you, dude.

Would you want thousands of people a year just wandering your property and making a huge mess of it? Or having one of those thousands of people hurt themselves and then sue the land owner. You know it would happen.


I would sell the land. I wouldn't be such an incredibly selfish asshole.
 
2010-03-14 12:04:26 AM
That was pretty crappy writing. Also, the Aurora Borealis isn't a place, and the Bermuda Triangle inclusion was lame.
 
2010-03-14 12:04:54 AM
itazurakko: Ooh. Those Socotra trees are just neato. As is the crystal cave.

Speaking of caves though, there's some pretty neat scenery (well, photos at least, I've never been) of Lechuguilla Cave (link pops to Wikipedia, better links are at the bottom of that). It's got utterly clear pools way down in there.


Lechuguilla Cave is amazing. I used to work in the Carlsbad Caverns bookstore and we had a huge coffee book full of photos from there. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), it's not open to the public.
 
2010-03-14 12:07:18 AM
Lumpmoose: DamnYankees: Oh, and I need to repeat, whoever owns Fly Geyser is a massive asshole. fark you, dude.

Thank god for Teddy Roosevelt. Can you imagine if Yellowstone was all privately owned today?


You sound socialist.

/not rly
//these pics are epic
 
2010-03-14 12:08:22 AM
I'd say the Badlands (US)
img97.imageshack.us

and maybe Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) should be on the list, too.
 
2010-03-14 12:09:13 AM
A fine list for sure. I think the Channeled Scablands in Washington State also might be worthy of consideration.
 
2010-03-14 12:10:43 AM
Lumpmoose: DamnYankees: Oh, and I need to repeat, whoever owns Fly Geyser is a massive asshole. fark you, dude.

Thank god for Teddy Roosevelt. Can you imagine if Yellowstone was all privately owned today?


Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872. How old was Teddy Roosevelt then?
 
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