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2013-03-04 06:40:43 PM  
FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.
 
2013-03-04 06:50:46 PM  

Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.


Pretty much. Someone will try to put a memorial on the area one day and the HOA will have it removed. Of course, then the entire neighborhood will disappear into a terrifying poltergeisty vortex, but hey, who didn't see that coming.
 
2013-03-04 06:53:42 PM  
Actually, looking at the evidence, that may have already happened.
 
2013-03-04 07:20:54 PM  
Needed a "Swallowup" tag, Subby.
 
2013-03-04 07:52:36 PM  

Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.


They moved the ranch.  They left the body but moved the ranch!!!!
 
2013-03-04 08:23:26 PM  
Ah, Seffner.
 
2013-03-04 08:25:58 PM  
Needs more Fox treatment.

WHEN SINKHOLES ATTACK!
 
2013-03-04 08:26:08 PM  
Was expecting a video of Subby's mom.

/sorry, that was mean.
 
2013-03-04 08:26:39 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-04 08:26:55 PM  
Thats the most famous sinkhole in the world right now. It could be a tourist attraction.

Don't f*ck with it.
 
2013-03-04 08:28:34 PM  

I_C_Weener: Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.

They moved the ranch.  They left the body but moved the ranch!!!!


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-04 08:30:00 PM  

Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.


Gotta imagine the killer sinkhole problem will put a real damper on property values.
 
2013-03-04 08:30:09 PM  
Full page popup ad and 11 page article with a paragraph each? Fark that. Why do so many sites do Mobile totally wrong?
 
2013-03-04 08:32:48 PM  
Global warming, rising water tables. Sink holes.
 
2013-03-04 08:33:42 PM  

fzumrk: Was expecting a video of Subby's mom.

/sorry, that was mean.


TF Headline didn't say "stinkhole"
 
2013-03-04 08:34:32 PM  

Supes: Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.

Gotta imagine the killer sinkhole problem will put a real damper on property values.


It's Seffner. There's already a damper on property values.
 
2013-03-04 08:39:16 PM  
New Home with large hurricane shelter.
 
2013-03-04 08:40:35 PM  
troglopundit.files.wordpress.com
That's farking terrifying.
 
2013-03-04 08:42:33 PM  

Porndip Poonpat: Thats the most famous sinkhole in the world right now. It could be a tourist attraction.

Don't f*ck with it.



t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-04 08:45:32 PM  
Seriously ... wtf.  Certainly makes you think when it's your time, it's your time.
 
2013-03-04 08:46:33 PM  
Florida always comes through.
 
2013-03-04 08:48:26 PM  

djh0101010: Full page popup ad and 11 page article with a paragraph each? Fark that. Why do so many sites do Mobile totally wrong?


There are many reasons. A large reason is because it is a very new platform and developers are still in training mode.
 
2013-03-04 08:49:59 PM  

Rodeodoc: Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

/Not obscure
//Old, though
 
2013-03-04 08:50:56 PM  
global3.memecdn.com
 
2013-03-04 08:53:33 PM  
I was thinking it was Roseanne Barr or something
 
2013-03-04 08:56:28 PM  

Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.


"Welcome to Sudden Hollow.  If you lived here you'd be home already!"
 
2013-03-04 08:58:26 PM  
secret government assassins

/ that is all
 
2013-03-04 08:58:30 PM  
Did a giant Siamese cat eat it?

/obscure?
 
2013-03-04 08:59:21 PM  
I apparently missed the first article on this, how did they know the guy was dead vs buried alive (and now most likely dead)
 
2013-03-04 08:59:28 PM  
Perfect for a retiment home,,

it's "all in"  home and grave,
 
2013-03-04 09:02:39 PM  
Emergence Day.
 
2013-03-04 09:04:28 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.

"Welcome to Sudden Hollow.  If you lived here you'd be home underground already!"


Fixed.
 
2013-03-04 09:08:21 PM  
I have a pretty good idea how it went down.

First, he was chillin, slowly dozing into a depp deep sleep...
i2.listal.com
Then Sink Hole suddenly appears from under his bed and drags him down....
moviesmedia.ign.com
Drags him down....
0.tqn.com
Until....the bowels of hell explode and the poor guy's life slowly flows down the sinkhole.
whatculture.com
Forever.
 
2013-03-04 09:09:47 PM  
CNN is reporting that a second sinkhole has hit the bedroom!
 
2013-03-04 09:12:01 PM  

Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.


When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a house on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest house in all of Florida.
 
2013-03-04 09:14:43 PM  

SpdrJay: CNN is reporting that a second sinkhole has hit the bedroom!


Sir, the sinkhole in that book suppository building, sir?

/subscribes to the single sinkhole theory
 
2013-03-04 09:17:12 PM  
I know what you've got. You've got a gateway to hell under your house. And that is really cool.
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2013-03-04 09:18:09 PM  

GungFu: I have a pretty good idea how it went down.

First, he was chillin, slowly dozing into a depp deep sleep...
[i2.listal.com image 500x547]
Then Sink Hole suddenly appears from under his bed and drags him down....
[moviesmedia.ign.com image 480x290]
Drags him down....
[0.tqn.com image 500x320]
Until....the bowels of hell explode and the poor guy's life slowly flows down the sinkhole.
[whatculture.com image 700x400]
Forever.


oh, wow, learn something new all the time.  I never knew that was Johnny Depp in "Nightmare On Elm Street"
 
2013-03-04 09:22:52 PM  

danno_to_infinity: GungFu: I have a pretty good idea how it went down.

First, he was chillin, slowly dozing into a depp deep sleep...
[i2.listal.com image 500x547]
Then Sink Hole suddenly appears from under his bed and drags him down....
[moviesmedia.ign.com image 480x290]
Drags him down....
[0.tqn.com image 500x320]
Until....the bowels of hell explode and the poor guy's life slowly flows down the sinkhole.
[whatculture.com image 700x400]
Forever.

oh, wow, learn something new all the time.  I never knew that was Johnny Depp in "Nightmare On Elm Street"


I also never knew people found it comfortable to have a set top TV crushing their balls while laying in bed.
 
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2013-03-04 09:30:41 PM  
People mock those of use who live n barrier islands, but at least we get the chance to evacuate when a hurricane comes, instead of being swallowed up into the bowels of the earth with no warning at all.
 
2013-03-04 09:32:16 PM  
Still don't understand why they didn't bring in a crane, saw through the wall or roof and lower someone down to try to help/save the guy. Seems they didn't really have any urgency to get to the guy. If the area was unstable I think they could have done this from a safe area away and lowered someone down with a crane.
 
2013-03-04 09:32:38 PM  

elvindeath: Seriously ... wtf.  Certainly makes you think when it's your time, it's your time.


Act of God type death, like being struck by lightning. I know a guy whose teenage daughter was killed that way on a softball field, in front of her family. Can you imagine if something like this happened to a hero to the devout? How would they interpret it? Why couldn't this have happened under Limbaugh's Florida crib?

We have lots of smaller sinkholes in metro Atlanta, mostly from builders who bury their construction debris rather than dispose of it properly. Several have caved in the neighborhood where I have a rental property. I've been lucky so far. I imagine I'd be liable in some fashion if my tenant was hurt.
 
2013-03-04 09:42:47 PM  
Subby,

I'm sinkholing your mom, and I'm getting a kick out of these thighs.
 
2013-03-04 09:45:59 PM  

JC22: Still don't understand why they didn't bring in a crane, saw through the wall or roof and lower someone down to try to help/save the guy. Seems they didn't really have any urgency to get to the guy. If the area was unstable I think they could have done this from a safe area away and lowered someone down with a crane.


Yeah it seems like they could rig some sort of device up to investigate the area. But eh, he's dead, why worry about it?
 
2013-03-04 09:48:35 PM  
Those must some great building codes they have there.
The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement, and I saw no rebar in that picture.
What kind of cheap ass builder pours a slap without rebar?

The home builder killed that guy just as much as the sink hole did.
 
2013-03-04 09:50:01 PM  
Good to know there is a set value of a life.

Florida white trash is worth less than a crane rental or an hour with a helicopter.
 
2013-03-04 09:51:21 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Emergence Day.


We haven't even had the Pendulum Wars.
 
2013-03-04 09:53:34 PM  

TommyymmoT: The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement,


I don't know much about construction, but I do know that very very few Florida homes have basements. Not exactly practical.
 
2013-03-04 09:56:04 PM  

Confabulat: TommyymmoT: The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement,

I don't know much about construction, but I do know that very very few Florida homes have basements. Not exactly practical.


Yeah probably not practical to have a basement in a state that is notorious for sinkholes.
 
2013-03-04 09:57:38 PM  
'Killer bedroom sinkhole' now added to my cool band/song names list. Thanks Fark!
 
2013-03-04 09:59:40 PM  

Guess_Who: Confabulat: TommyymmoT: The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement,

I don't know much about construction, but I do know that very very few Florida homes have basements. Not exactly practical.

Yeah probably not practical to have a basement in a state that is notorious for sinkholes.


True enough, but most of the reason is it's hard to build underground in a state that is at or often below sea level.
 
2013-03-04 10:08:32 PM  

JC22: Still don't understand why they didn't bring in a crane, saw through the wall or roof and lower someone down to try to help/save the guy. Seems they didn't really have any urgency to get to the guy. If the area was unstable I think they could have done this from a safe area away and lowered someone down with a crane.


My understanding (could be wrong) is that he was swallowed up and sank into the wet bottom almost right away.  It isn't like he was on a solid bottom of a dry hole, he probably drowned or suffocated within a few minutes.
 
2013-03-04 10:14:31 PM  

TommyymmoT: Those must some great building codes they have there.
The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement, and I saw no rebar in that picture.
What kind of cheap ass builder pours a slap without rebar?

The home builder killed that guy just as much as the sink hole did.


In slab on grade construction, you really only need rebar around the edges in the footings. The middle part of the slabs typically only have thin welded wire mesh for temperature and shrinkage crack control. So you might not be able to see the reinforcement in the picture.
 
2013-03-04 10:14:52 PM  

JC22: Still don't understand why they didn't bring in a crane, saw through the wall or roof and lower someone down to try to help/save the guy. Seems they didn't really have any urgency to get to the guy. If the area was unstable I think they could have done this from a safe area away and lowered someone down with a crane.


Because he is very likely dead.  That hole/cavern was unexposed to the surface for thousands of years, if ever.  There is likely little to no oxygen down there.  He fell down, rolled into an area with too low oxygen, and passed out and suffocated shortly thereafter.
 
2013-03-04 10:15:22 PM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Stop over pumping the water table!
 
2013-03-04 10:16:45 PM  
I can't imagine what the family must be going through right now. Wondering if their loved one might actually still be alive down there, but unable to communicate that to anyone........then watching as they just burry him. :::Shivers::: As someone who works for a Public Works Department, I also feel for the guys/gals who actually have to tear the home down, and fill in the hole....thus burrying the "body". That has to be an emotional task for them as well. Sad story all around.
 
2013-03-04 10:17:32 PM  

NEDM: JC22: Still don't understand why they didn't bring in a crane, saw through the wall or roof and lower someone down to try to help/save the guy. Seems they didn't really have any urgency to get to the guy. If the area was unstable I think they could have done this from a safe area away and lowered someone down with a crane.

Because he is very likely dead.  That hole/cavern was unexposed to the surface for thousands of years, if ever.  There is likely little to no oxygen down there.  He fell down, rolled into an area with too low oxygen, and passed out and suffocated shortly thereafter.


That doesn't even account for all the crap that likely feel on him.
 
2013-03-04 10:20:06 PM  

Guess_Who: Confabulat: TommyymmoT: The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement,

I don't know much about construction, but I do know that very very few Florida homes have basements. Not exactly practical.

Yeah probably not practical to have a basement in a state that is notorious for sinkholes.


Yes I know that, but I always thought that it was common practice to use rebar in any poured slab.

ec.comps.canstockphoto.commedia.askbuild.comhowtobuildahouseblog.com
Where I live, it's in the building code, even for sidewalks.
 
2013-03-04 10:21:41 PM  
trialx.com
 
2013-03-04 10:31:04 PM  
I thought we got "One Night in Paris" years ago
 
2013-03-04 10:33:36 PM  

Fart_Machine:


What the hell is that?
 
2013-03-04 10:38:53 PM  

freetomato: Fart_Machine:

What the hell is that?


I think it's Kirstie Alley.
 
2013-03-04 10:40:45 PM  

freetomato: Fart_Machine:

What the hell is that?


It's a giant worm from Tremors.
 
2013-03-04 10:46:31 PM  
Graboid
 
2013-03-04 10:46:49 PM  
I know it's a longshot, but it would be so awesome if this dude washed out somewhere and clawed his way through a cave and showed up filthy and pissed off at his own funeral.
 
2013-03-04 10:49:44 PM  
did they find out how deep it was?
 
2013-03-04 10:50:15 PM  

Tommy Moo: I know it's a longshot, but it would be so awesome if this dude washed out somewhere and clawed his way through a cave and showed up filthy and pissed off at his own funeral.


Or if he continued to sink deeper into the earth until he dropped into an alien underworld paradise like in The Abyss.
 
2013-03-04 10:51:42 PM  

ltdanman44: did they find out how deep it was?


60 feet deep at last check. Although since the ground at that point is so fluid, it could easily be deeper than that.
 
2013-03-04 10:56:39 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Ah, SeffMethner.

 
2013-03-04 10:59:27 PM  

elvindeath: Seriously ... wtf.  Certainly makes you think when it's your time, it's your time.


THIS!!! I mean the guy could have been a health nut who did everything right in life, only to die in a freak sinkhole accident.
 
mjg
2013-03-04 10:59:53 PM  
media.lunch.com

No, no No NO NO!
 
2013-03-04 11:01:23 PM  
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You have a lot of nerve coming in here and spewing that kind of filth.  Do you text your mother with those fingers?
 
2013-03-04 11:01:58 PM  

TommyymmoT: Those must some great building codes they have there.
The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement, and I saw no rebar in that picture.
What kind of cheap ass builder pours a slap without rebar?

The home builder killed that guy just as much as the sink hole did.


That home looks like it may have been built in the '50s or so. Was rebar in slab construction as prevalent as it is now? I honestly don't know, but what I do know is that my 50's vintage home has no rebar on the patio, and none in the driveway or carport. I know this because they all have bigassed cracks and heaves in them, and you can't see any metal in there.

/Heard somebody today saying that our lack of infrastructure spending is to blame for this event
//We need to spend on infrastructure, yes, but that wouldn't help somewhere that has a high water table and limestome bedrock
 
2013-03-04 11:02:12 PM  
[CourtneyLove.jpg]
 
2013-03-04 11:08:04 PM  
I pulled the LiDAR for this area. Green dot is the house, red arrows are pre-existing karst features. Link

One of the problems with how they develop in this problem is how they treat sinks. You can tell the area around the house is pretty terraformed. Basically they'll backfill any small sinkholes and build over them. Larger ones are squared off and used as retention ponds.

Anyways, there's a chance this was more than sheer dumb luck - or at least dumb luck of a different kind. If the guy had a water leak under his house, it could have acted as a trigger by washing out the soil under he house and into the sinkhole.
 
2013-03-04 11:09:46 PM  
One of the problems with how they develop in this problem area of Florida is how they treat sinks.

FTFM
 
2013-03-04 11:13:08 PM  
The guy will walk out of a volcano some day, with an amazing story of underworld dinosaurs, mole people, and vast subterranean cities! Or he's dead. Someone call Schrodinger.
 
2013-03-04 11:13:15 PM  
But at least unlike the great Sinkhole Tragedy of '81, no Porsche 911 or 928's were harmed...

There was much wailing of the Stuttgart faithful on that dark day.
 
2013-03-04 11:15:54 PM  

Elegy: One of the problems with how they develop in this problem area of Florida is how they treat sinks.

FTFM


So if he replaced his sink, he could've saved?  I recently replaced my kitchen sink, so I should be okay.

/kidding
 
2013-03-04 11:22:48 PM  
This is why I don't support Fraking.
 
2013-03-04 11:36:12 PM  

Guess_Who: ltdanman44: did they find out how deep it was?

60 feet deep at last check. Although since the ground at that point is so fluid, it could easily be deeper than that.


that poor guy. what a way to die.  i say they should at least get him out of there and give him a proper burial.
 
2013-03-04 11:39:21 PM  
So Cowhead on the radion in Tampa was trying to get the brother of sinkhole-guy on the radio. Played a sinkhole song and took comments live. Funny. Wish I could link to the butthurt.

Sinkhole song
 
2013-03-04 11:40:47 PM  

ltdanman44: Guess_Who: ltdanman44: did they find out how deep it was?

60 feet deep at last check. Although since the ground at that point is so fluid, it could easily be deeper than that.

that poor guy. what a way to die.  i say they should at least get him out of there and give him a proper burial.


They aren't.
 
2013-03-04 11:43:42 PM  
He might be part of the water table soon. The locals might soon be drinking him like some kind of underground Horatio Nelson.
 
2013-03-04 11:44:00 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: The guy will walk out of a volcano some day, with an amazing story of underworld dinosaurs, mole people, and vast subterranean cities! Or he's dead. Someone call Schrodinger.


That cat is long gone, man.
 
2013-03-04 11:44:36 PM  

Anal Tobacco Furnace: djh0101010: Full page popup ad and 11 page article with a paragraph each? Fark that. Why do so many sites do Mobile totally wrong?

There are many reasons. A large reason is because it is a very new platform and developers are still in training mode.


Sure, couldn't be the fact that with 10 more pages per article you get 10x more advertising revenue. It's because they are newbies. Gotcha.
 
2013-03-04 11:49:05 PM  

TommyymmoT: Those must some great building codes they have there.
The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement, and I saw no rebar in that picture.
What kind of cheap ass builder pours a slap without rebar?

The home builder killed that guy just as much as the sink hole did.


Florida. No basements. And yeah, mostly no rebar in the foundation.
 
2013-03-04 11:50:56 PM  
Begs the question, if Florida sinks into a massive sinkhole, will anyone miss it?
 
2013-03-04 11:51:11 PM  

Guess_Who: Confabulat: TommyymmoT: The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement,

I don't know much about construction, but I do know that very very few Florida homes have basements. Not exactly practical.

Yeah probably not practical to have a basement in a state that is notorious for sinkholes.


Its more based on the fact that being a few feet above sea level means we hit water a few feet underground.
 
2013-03-04 11:55:02 PM  
That picture is so out of focus, I can't even see the #4 rebar on 24" centers running in both directions through that 4" slab.
 
2013-03-04 11:56:26 PM  

Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: Anal Tobacco Furnace: djh0101010: Full page popup ad and 11 page article with a paragraph each? Fark that. Why do so many sites do Mobile totally wrong?

There are many reasons. A large reason is because it is a very new platform and developers are still in training mode.

Sure, couldn't be the fact that with 10 more pages per article you get 10x more advertising revenue. It's because they are newbies. Gotcha.



i.imgur.com
The internet does not work that way!
 
2013-03-05 12:01:59 AM  
Some people  really do have monsters under their bed
 
2013-03-05 12:06:57 AM  
This is why I always sleep on belay.
 
2013-03-05 12:19:32 AM  
FTA: "You inject the grout under pressure and attempt to fill all the cavities you can find,"

I think we've all been there, am I right, fellas?
 
2013-03-05 12:21:59 AM  

Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.


I'm sure FARKers can come up with a better name than that. Strawberry Caverns, perhaps?
 
2013-03-05 12:22:31 AM  

BroncoFan_17: I can't imagine what the family must be going through right now. Wondering if their loved one might actually still be alive down there, but unable to communicate that to anyone........then watching as they just burry him. :::Shivers::: As someone who works for a Public Works Department, I also feel for the guys/gals who actually have to tear the home down, and fill in the hole....thus burrying the "body". That has to be an emotional task for them as well. Sad story all around.


Given that they haven't found a body yet (last I checked, anyway), I find myself hoping that the guy wasn't in his room that night. Maybe he'll show up in a couple days at his own funeral, Tom Sawyer-style.

That's just about the only way this story could get any weirder, but this is a Florida thread after all.
 
2013-03-05 12:42:04 AM  
We've known all along that Florida sucks.  Now we find out that it also swallows.
 
2013-03-05 12:50:30 AM  
cdn.mos.totalfilm.com
 
2013-03-05 12:54:56 AM  
Witnessed to have fled the scene:

bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-03-05 01:04:59 AM  

vudukungfu: Global warming, rising water tables. Sink holes.


Oh, that's good. Quick, add it to the list.
 
2013-03-05 01:07:25 AM  

freetomato: Fart_Machine:

What the hell is that?


www.wearysloth.com
Graboids!
 
2013-03-05 01:33:27 AM  

Tommy Moo: I know it's a longshot, but it would be so awesome if this dude washed out somewhere and clawed his way through a cave and showed up filthy and pissed off at his own funeral.


I read a wild story from back when they were digging New York CIty's aqueducts; one worker was a couple hundred feet down in a pressurized shaft, they had a blowout, a couple of his buddies were killed...but he gets forced into a crevice by the overpressure, then forced up through a seam, and literally squirts up out of the ground on a 20' spray of water.

Couple ruptured eardrums, but he survived.
 
2013-03-05 01:36:25 AM  
We get a rarer, minor version of these sinkholes in New England; once in awhile, you'll have something built over a big Colonial-era pile of stumps that finally decides to rot away.

Happened to a gal in my old Reserve unit, cost her a bundle.  Fortunately it was under her driveway, not her house...
 
2013-03-05 02:02:36 AM  
FTA: The day's most solemn moment came at 4 p.m., when demolition stopped and workers joined family members for a brief ceremony. The many flowers and notes that had been left in front of the house were loaded into a tractor's bucket, which swung slowly toward the sinkhole and dropped the materials into the hole. There was applause from across the street.
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Anyone else find that funny? Funny on a number of levels?

Applause during the days most solemn moment. A solemn moment involving a noisy piece of earth moving equipment dropping teddy bears and flowers into a hole? I could go on.

Levels.
 
2013-03-05 02:50:10 AM  
It's kinda easy to see it all here. Brother runs in through the door on the left after guy's bed slides under him on the right. Damn.
 
2013-03-05 03:22:56 AM  

Shadune: Alex Broughton Butt Chugger: Anal Tobacco Furnace: djh0101010: Full page popup ad and 11 page article with a paragraph each? Fark that. Why do so many sites do Mobile totally wrong?

There are many reasons. A large reason is because it is a very new platform and developers are still in training mode.

Sure, couldn't be the fact that with 10 more pages per article you get 10x more advertising revenue. It's because they are newbies. Gotcha.

[i.imgur.com image 272x307]
The internet does not work that way!


So you're saying multiple page articles and slideshows exist solely to annoy us?
 
2013-03-05 03:33:25 AM  

vudukungfu: Global warming, rising water tables. Sink holes.


Go ahead and blame the Humans again. Actually I heard it wsd the humans drinking all the water and lowering the water table that caused it.
 
2013-03-05 03:45:29 AM  
phew, for a minute there I thought this was about my ex-wife
 
2013-03-05 05:16:36 AM  
Well... i was hoping someone would deliver a movie meme... Nightmare on Elm Street isn't bad... was kind of hoping for a Carrie reference, but i'll take NoES
 
2013-03-05 05:29:48 AM  

Elegy: I pulled the LiDAR for this area. Green dot is the house, red arrows are pre-existing karst features. Link

One of the problems with how they develop in this problem is how they treat sinks. You can tell the area around the house is pretty terraformed. Basically they'll backfill any small sinkholes and build over them. Larger ones are squared off and used as retention ponds.

Anyways, there's a chance this was more than sheer dumb luck - or at least dumb luck of a different kind. If the guy had a water leak under his house, it could have acted as a trigger by washing out the soil under he house and into the sinkhole.




Great technical article on sinkholes in Florida: Link
 
2013-03-05 06:12:36 AM  

PunGent: Tommy Moo: I know it's a longshot, but it would be so awesome if this dude washed out somewhere and clawed his way through a cave and showed up filthy and pissed off at his own funeral.

I read a wild story from back when they were digging New York CIty's aqueducts; one worker was a couple hundred feet down in a pressurized shaft, they had a blowout, a couple of his buddies were killed...but he gets forced into a crevice by the overpressure, then forced up through a seam, and literally squirts up out of the ground on a 20' spray of water.

Couple ruptured eardrums, but he survived.


Was his name, McClane?
 
2013-03-05 07:14:14 AM  
you can still see the mattress in the hole
 
2013-03-05 07:41:20 AM  

Yuri Futanari: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-03-05 07:49:35 AM  

perigee: I know what you've got. You've got a gateway to hell under your house. And that is really cool.


No, that would be Centralia, PA.
 
2013-03-05 08:01:45 AM  
No swamp castle?
 
2013-03-05 08:19:23 AM  

TommyymmoT: Those must some great building codes they have there.
The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement, and I saw no rebar in that picture.
What kind of cheap ass builder pours a slap without rebar?

The home builder killed that guy just as much as the sink hole did.


If you build a home with a basement anywhere on the Gulf Coast be prepared for a nice swimming hole under your living room, or if the basement is completely water tight, be prepared when your buoy of a house starts to pop out of the ground.
 
2013-03-05 10:58:03 AM  
farm5.static.flickr.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
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