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(Northwest Indiana Times)   Scientists baffled as to why mysterious holes keep opening up in one of the dunes at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, including one that swallowed a kid. No word on when they'll call in Kevin Bacon   (nwitimes.com) divider line 78
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2014-04-26 05:31:42 AM  

jaspyrnyte: [qwipster.net image 400x300]


Wicked movie
 
2014-04-26 05:50:39 AM  

vharshyde: some_beer_drinker: [www.strangebutharmless.com image 850x478]
who?

I still love the fact that he's got what looks like a School-Issued Jump Rope wrapped around him.


Bah, another movie where the book has sensible dress for the conditions and the film removes the headgear so the stars can look cool.
 
2014-04-26 05:56:34 AM  
rouge graduate student with a bucket core looking for diatoms dropped by a Pleistocene seagull my guess
 
2014-04-26 06:03:17 AM  
Uhh, I meant rogue... Fully rouge now from embarrassment. Bad grad student, no drunken commenting.....
 
2014-04-26 06:53:44 AM  

wantingout: fracking?


close
digging a tunnel for a pipeline
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-26 07:11:50 AM  
"Mount Baldy is one of the most visited sites in the national lakeshore, attracting thousands of visitors each year"

That's as much as a person per hour, possibly even two.
 
2014-04-26 07:57:08 AM  
If I were to get stuck there, that would piss me off.
 
2014-04-26 08:12:56 AM  
Did they find the ass-end?
 
2014-04-26 08:17:57 AM  
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2014-04-26 08:33:28 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: "Scientists" from from the National Park Service, Indiana University and the Indiana Geological Survey still do not know how these holes were formed.

Odd that not a single scientist was named from any of these institutions. I bet there are quite a few biologists who are scientists who might not know, or archaeologists, or chemists, or etc.

Was a single "scientist" you asked a geologist? or a speleologist?


Right on.  Saying "scientist" is about as useful as saying "health care person."
 
2014-04-26 08:52:26 AM  

Chemguy: squirrelflavoredyogurt: "Scientists" from from the National Park Service, Indiana University and the Indiana Geological Survey still do not know how these holes were formed.

Odd that not a single scientist was named from any of these institutions. I bet there are quite a few biologists who are scientists who might not know, or archaeologists, or chemists, or etc.

Was a single "scientist" you asked a geologist? or a speleologist?

Right on.  Saying "scientist" is about as useful as saying "health care person."


They at least named the Indiana Geological Survey which does, in fact, employ geologists. I suppose it's possible they got ahold of someone in administration, or possibly an IT guy. Or whoever they talked to (assuming they talked to anyone) might be unwilling to commit to an exact cause for the holes. "Because water or something" is not going to cut it here.

The Chicago Tribune has a better article on this, and it does name a geologist. Not one from the IGS, but one definitely related to the story.

/Specifics are nice
//I agree with that much
///"Scientist" is much too general
 
2014-04-26 09:39:25 AM  
It is a holey place.
 
2014-04-26 09:59:04 AM  

signaljammer: Speaking of Indy and sand, there is also a big sand prairie over by (Il, I know) Kankakee.


With actual cactuses! That's what I'd mind blowing...Illinois has an area with wild cactus.
 
2014-04-26 10:00:55 AM  

fusillade762: [justindrawingdead.com image 716x370]

Broke into the wrong goddamn rec room, didn't ya you bastard!


I saw the movie in the theatre.  No one was expecting the scene.  You couldn't hear a thing because there was so much laughter.
 
2014-04-26 10:07:39 AM  
derpicdn.net
It's all fun and games until the pony-eating tentacle monsters show up.
 
2014-04-26 10:17:08 AM  
As on who has done seismic work for oil exploration , looks like someone has done a little drill work!
 
2014-04-26 10:19:04 AM  
Those people were crazy.  The only way to cross is to plant a thumper and then walk without rhythm.
 
2014-04-26 10:27:18 AM  

Gyrfalcon: ciberido: some_beer_drinker: [www.strangebutharmless.com image 850x478]
who?

some_beer_drinker, do we have wormsign?

We have pretzelsign.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-26 10:30:13 AM  

signaljammer: Speaking of Indy and sand, there is also a big sand prairie over by (Il, I know) Kankakee.


pleasebekindrewind.files.wordpress.com
They're digging in the wrong place.
 
2014-04-26 10:47:17 AM  
To bad it wasn't a test for Instant Hole from Ant and the Aardvark toon or this Instant Hole

Could have been a Portable Hole
 
2014-04-26 11:12:00 AM  

GungFu: [dailygrindhouse.com image 480x257]
'Graboids!'


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your chart has forced me to post the age old question.. in a fight... jedi or bene gesserit?
 
2014-04-26 11:24:14 AM  
Perhaps there's an oxidizing metallic substrate.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-26 12:36:25 PM  
Invaders from Mars ?
 
2014-04-26 12:59:38 PM  
www.eccentric-cinema.com
 
2014-04-26 03:08:37 PM  

Chemguy: squirrelflavoredyogurt: "Scientists" from from the National Park Service, Indiana University and the Indiana Geological Survey still do not know how these holes were formed.

Odd that not a single scientist was named from any of these institutions. I bet there are quite a few biologists who are scientists who might not know, or archaeologists, or chemists, or etc.

Was a single "scientist" you asked a geologist? or a speleologist?

Right on.  Saying "scientist" is about as useful as saying "health care person."


The preferred nomenclature is "scientician".

simpsonsscreenshots.com
 
2014-04-26 04:37:38 PM  

JonnyBGoode: [www.eccentric-cinema.com image 302x184]


That was my first thought.
That movie scared the beegeesus out of me.
 
2014-04-26 06:16:40 PM  

GungFu: [dailygrindhouse.com image 480x257]
'Graboids!'


img.fark.net

Are they seriously trying to suggest that this

plus4chan.org

is larger than this?

img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-27 03:52:51 AM  
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