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(The Epoch Times)   Need a vacation? How about the 5 most hellish places on Earth; experience fire, gas, heat, and freezing cold. Don't forget your sunscreen   (theepochtimes.com) divider line 66
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2013-08-03 10:20:38 PM
That sounds kind of like submitters mom.
 
2013-08-03 10:47:32 PM
All of them would still be an improvement over a day in my office
 
2013-08-03 10:52:47 PM
Arizona, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, and Detroit?
 
2013-08-03 10:58:23 PM
FTA: "Or do you know of another Hellish place on earth that should make the list?"

Poveglia Island near Venice, Italy "The Damned Island of the Plague"

www.mentalfloss.com

Ilha de Queimada Grande (aka Snake Island), Brazil

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Ramree Island, Burma notably for the Massacre of Japanese forces by salt water crocodiles

www.cracked.com

Izu Island, Japan due to dangerous levels of sulfuric gas from surrounding volcanoes (residents are paid to stay there but are required to carry gas masks at all times).

listverse.com
(obligatory "Where's My Mummy" comment)
 
2013-08-03 11:02:58 PM

Tellingthem: Detroit

 
2013-08-03 11:40:23 PM

Boojum2k: Tellingthem: Detroit


sportsblogs.star-telegram.com

SEND HIM TO DETWOIT!
 
2013-08-04 12:28:11 AM
springfieldfiles.com
 
2013-08-04 12:28:43 AM

lumiere: FTA: "Or do you know of another Hellish place on earth that should make the list?"


The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia

boundlessethiopia.com
 
2013-08-04 12:32:13 AM

hardinparamedic: That sounds kind of like submitters mom...

...

after she comes out of the bathroom.

/no soosh???
 
2013-08-04 12:32:37 AM
New Jersey has nothing positive, except radiation.

(Yeah!  High five myself.)
 
2013-08-04 12:38:37 AM
List fails without mentioning my ex-wife's house.
 
2013-08-04 12:39:03 AM
You know there are volcanoes out there, right?  And national parks established around them.  And towns swallowed by them.  And, oh, whatevs.  I am dealing with rank amateurs.
 
2013-08-04 12:43:13 AM
www.csmonitor.com
 
2013-08-04 12:45:28 AM
based on the Buddhist belief in multiple layers of Hells, each with a different nature.

There is no farking Hell in Buddhism. The shiat they practice in Tibet, China and Japan is a mix of Taoism and Shinto, using the name of Buddhism for the sake of sounding cooler.
 
2013-08-04 12:48:20 AM
No Hartford?
 
2013-08-04 12:59:17 AM

lumiere: Ramree Island, Burma notably for the Massacre of Japanese forces by salt water crocodiles


Myth.
 
2013-08-04 01:02:45 AM

Tellingthem: Arizona, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, and Detroit?


List is bull without Texas.
 
2013-08-04 01:06:23 AM
Moose Jaw.  Or Sudbury.
 
2013-08-04 01:08:32 AM
Wither Centralia, Pennsylvania?

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2013-08-04 01:08:43 AM
Badlands of New Mexico?

Only if I can catch a good one, that looks like it could run
 
2013-08-04 01:08:57 AM

Strongbeerrules: Sudbury


I lived in a bush camp north of Sudbury for 3 years. It was very peaceful. The Hell came in May when the black flies appeared.
 
2013-08-04 01:14:10 AM

HotWingAgenda: based on the Buddhist belief in multiple layers of Hells, each with a different nature.

There is no farking Hell in Buddhism. The shiat they practice in Tibet, China and Japan is a mix of Taoism and Shinto, using the name of Buddhism for the sake of sounding cooler.


Shinto in Tibet?  Don't you mean Bon?
 
2013-08-04 01:15:13 AM

NYCNative: Wither Centralia, Pennsylvania?

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Actually Centralia is a pretty cool place to spend a day...

Just don't be stupid, watch where you walk, and don't break shiat.
 
2013-08-04 01:16:23 AM

lumiere: Ilha de Queimada Grande (aka Snake Island), Brazil

assets.atlasobscura.com


Sounds preferable to spending thanksgiving with the Inlaws.
 
2013-08-04 01:24:36 AM
List fails without Tex-ass.
/ Come for the mosquitoes the size of SUVs.
// Stay for the inbred christofascists they elect to public office.
 
2013-08-04 01:47:50 AM

trappedspirit: You know there are volcanoes out there, right?  And national parks established around them.  And towns swallowed by them.  And, oh, whatevs.  I am dealing with rank amateurs.


Oh yeah, I live near one of those town-swallowing national park volcanoes.  Nice place.  Yes, it's got fire, gas, and heat.  The few people who manage to die are probably due to the gas... or maybe the heat.  I work a couple mountains over at "sunburn in 5 minutes" elevations where they might have just found a hiker who vanished a few years ago (or, well, bones and clothes of the same)  in the freezing cold.  So I'm pretty much set, but am taking notes for possible vacation destinations.  I'll just close with the old song...

Gonna take a week off
Gonna go to Hell
Send ya a postcard
Hey I'm doin' swell!
Wish you were here
Alo-ho-ho-ho-ha from Hell


Gonna take a week off. Gonna go to Hell. Send ya a postcard. Hey I'm doin' swell! Wish you were here. Aloha from Hell.
 
2013-08-04 01:48:30 AM

Bucky Katt: HotWingAgenda: based on the Buddhist belief in multiple layers of Hells, each with a different nature.

There is no farking Hell in Buddhism. The shiat they practice in Tibet, China and Japan is a mix of Taoism and Shinto, using the name of Buddhism for the sake of sounding cooler.

Shinto in Tibet?  Don't you mean Bon?


Bon came after Taoism, and came way after Buddhist scholars traveled along the Silk Road towards China, met the Taoists in Tibet and China, who thought, "Hey! We think you're describing our Taoist religion. Yeah, it sure is neat, huh? Guess we'll go ahead and use your name of Buddhism now, but hold onto all of our crazy f*cking ideas about magical abilities, rigid social structures, heaven and hell, etc." And to be honest, there isn't any consensus that Bon is even a thing. It's just another instance of local shamans hearing about Buddhism and trying to use its learned reputation to justify their preexisting crude rituals.
 
2013-08-04 01:56:31 AM

NYCNative: Wither Centralia, Pennsylvania?

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came for this, left satisfied
 
2013-08-04 02:45:30 AM

NYCNative: Wither Centralia, Pennsylvania?


Is the Honorable Reeve Valkenheiser still there?
 
2013-08-04 02:53:06 AM

whatshisname: lumiere: FTA: "Or do you know of another Hellish place on earth that should make the list?"

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia


Thanks! While the Danakil Depression looks scenic, I'll pass and instead pay a visit to a not-so-hellish place in Ethiopia, the Church of St. George in Lalibela:

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Apik0r0s: lumiere: Ramree Island, Burma notably for the Massacre of Japanese forces by salt water crocodiles

Myth.


I appreciate you clearing that one up.  Seems like the Ramree myth has been propagated for too long.

gibbon1: lumiere: Ilha de Queimada Grande (aka Snake Island), Brazil

assets.atlasobscura.com

Sounds preferable to spending thanksgiving with the Inlaws.


I'd opt to air drop some in-laws and/or politicians on Snake Island. I would bet they could fend against their own kind.
 
2013-08-04 03:00:44 AM

IntertubeUser: List fails without Tex-ass.
/ Come for the mosquitoes the size of SUVs.
// Stay for the inbred christofascists they elect to public office.


The flash floods and killer bees are kinda nice, too.
 
2013-08-04 03:07:13 AM

Apik0r0s: lumiere: Ramree Island, Burma notably for the Massacre of Japanese forces by salt water crocodiles

Myth.


Yup, one historian who wasn't there and had no evidence to believe it was a myth other than his own assumptions said it was a myth so that makes it myth.
 
2013-08-04 03:23:41 AM

trappedspirit: You know there are volcanoes out there, right?  And national parks established around them.  And towns swallowed by them.  And, oh, whatevs.  I am dealing with rank amateurs.


Yellowstone comes to mind. It is still mostly pretty for now but ground temps (and for that matter the ground itself) are still rising. A few years ago they started blocking off sections and putting up warning signs. And they have had at least one incident in the last decade of animals randomly dying off from gasses.
 
2013-08-04 04:02:24 AM
Anthony Weiner's selfies folder.
 
2013-08-04 04:41:38 AM
Black Rock Desert should be added as well.
 
2013-08-04 05:31:05 AM

HotWingAgenda: based on the Buddhist belief in multiple layers of Hells, each with a different nature.

There is no farking Hell in Buddhism. The shiat they practice in Tibet, China and Japan is a mix of Taoism and Shinto, using the name of Buddhism for the sake of sounding cooler.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_hell

?
 
2013-08-04 05:39:40 AM
Oakland, Detroit, Cleveland, Philly, and Baltimore?
 
2013-08-04 06:24:59 AM

lumiere: I'd opt to air drop some in-laws and/or politicians on Snake Island. I would bet they could fend against their own kind.


If we did that they'd start interbreeding.
 

djslowdive: Black Rock Desert should be added as well.


Don't go to the Salar de uyuni.
 
2013-08-04 06:55:36 AM

Kanemano: Badlands of New Mexico?

Only if I can catch a good one, that looks like it could run


umm...translation failure...got nuthin. How that statement in any way related to the Bisti Badlands eludes me. Unless you meant catching Jimi Hendrix... but he don't run so well being dead for so long tho.

Cool to see someplace just up the road on the list (Bisti Badlands), but the place is far from hellish unless you try to hike it in summer with no water. As TFA points out, the alien scenery and fossils are pretty cool. Much more deserving places of the hellish tag have already been pointed out (insert image of multiple bears tagged for Centralia and Detroit), although anywhere in Ohio deserves honorable mention.
 
2013-08-04 07:06:46 AM
FTA: "The Chinoike Jigoku ("Bloody Pond Hell") is one of 9 hot springs, with its most notable feature being blood red water that boils at over 200 degrees Celsius (392 Fahrenheit)."

That's interesting.  I've never heard of water boiling at 200 C before.  Usually it's already water vapor by the time it hits 200 C.  It's also interesting that a quick google search says that the water is actually at a balmy 78 C, not 200 C.

So where does the 200 C come from?
 
2013-08-04 07:36:44 AM

Captain Swoop: Kanemano: Badlands of New Mexico?

Only if I can catch a good one, that looks like it could run

umm...translation failure...got nuthin. How that statement in any way related to the Bisti Badlands eludes me. Unless you meant catching Jimi Hendrix... but he don't run so well being dead for so long tho.

Cool to see someplace just up the road on the list (Bisti Badlands), but the place is far from hellish unless you try to hike it in summer with no water. As TFA points out, the alien scenery and fossils are pretty cool. Much more deserving places of the hellish tag have already been pointed out (insert image of multiple bears tagged for Centralia and Detroit), although anywhere in Ohio deserves honorable mention.


http://youtu.be/BIRL_iu3eQM
 
2013-08-04 08:47:36 AM
Chernobyl is one place I absolutely must prowl around before I die; there's something tranquil about the solitude and scorched earth.

/Yes, I'm being serious
 
2013-08-04 09:02:28 AM

IntertubeUser: List fails without Tex-ass.
/ Come for the mosquitoes the size of SUVs.
// Stay for the inbred christofascists they elect to public office.


Hey, it's only 80F right now. But at 4pm it gets hot enough Superman would drive for the air conditioning.
 
2013-08-04 09:35:46 AM
My personal place to avoid is Arizona, but that's just on general principles.
 
2013-08-04 09:40:04 AM

sendtodave: HotWingAgenda: based on the Buddhist belief in multiple layers of Hells, each with a different nature.

There is no farking Hell in Buddhism. The shiat they practice in Tibet, China and Japan is a mix of Taoism and Shinto, using the name of Buddhism for the sake of sounding cooler.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_hell

?


This.  I suspect that HotWing is one of those "Buddhists" that like to pretend that it isn't a religion.
 
2013-08-04 09:44:24 AM

liam76: sendtodave: HotWingAgenda: based on the Buddhist belief in multiple layers of Hells, each with a different nature.

There is no farking Hell in Buddhism. The shiat they practice in Tibet, China and Japan is a mix of Taoism and Shinto, using the name of Buddhism for the sake of sounding cooler.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_hell

?

This.  I suspect that HotWing is one of those "Buddhists" that like to pretend that it isn't a religion.


It's an atheist religion.

If you don't get that, you haven't even read the wikipedia page. Due diligence is on you.
 
2013-08-04 10:02:16 AM

Harry_Seldon: [www.csmonitor.com image 600x400]


Heh, that's my office. Here's what we're dealing with now:

https://www.facebook.com/DeathValleyRoadConditions

50 miles of road damaged in various parts of the park. South Badwater road is just gone in places, drop offs at shoulders deeper than 6 feet. It may not be record hot, but consistent 117-119 F is still a biatch when doing road work.
 
2013-08-04 10:03:31 AM

Pheonixfyre: FTA: "The Chinoike Jigoku ("Bloody Pond Hell") is one of 9 hot springs, with its most notable feature being blood red water that boils at over 200 degrees Celsius (392 Fahrenheit)."

That's interesting.  I've never heard of water boiling at 200 C before.  Usually it's already water vapor by the time it hits 200 C.  It's also interesting that a quick google search says that the water is actually at a balmy 78 C, not 200 C.

So where does the 200 C come from?


Substances dissolved in water can change the boiling point. I would presume that the amount of stuff dissolved in the water changes it's boiling point to 200C. It does not say that the water in the Bloody Pond Hell is boiling or at 200C.
 
2013-08-04 10:13:50 AM

doglover: liam76: sendtodave: HotWingAgenda: based on the Buddhist belief in multiple layers of Hells, each with a different nature.

There is no farking Hell in Buddhism. The shiat they practice in Tibet, China and Japan is a mix of Taoism and Shinto, using the name of Buddhism for the sake of sounding cooler.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_hell

?

This.  I suspect that HotWing is one of those "Buddhists" that like to pretend that it isn't a religion.

It's an atheist religion.

If you don't get that, you haven't even read the wikipedia page. Due diligence is on you.


Many flavors of Buddhism have gods. Those aren't atheistic even by the strictest definition.

In general atheists are often used to describe people who don't buy into supernatural religions, which encompasses all Buddhists.

If you don't get that maybe you should read a little beyond the summary portion if wiki.
 
2013-08-04 10:51:34 AM

liam76: Many flavors of Buddhism have gods.


Technically every flavor of Buddhism has all of the gods of man incorporated as the whole thing is a philosophy that was crafted by a man in India who doubted and spent decades following ALL of the religions extant at the time and came to a profound conclusion about the very nature of reality of the human condition that's so profound it's spread to all seven continents and remained relevant where it's set down roots for generation after generation and easily incorporates new belief systems.

But y'know, you can be ignorant too. It's the mahayana. We'll be waiting for you regardless of the path you choose.
 
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