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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 21
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2014-04-26 01:11:01 AM  
4 votes:
justindrawingdead.com

Broke into the wrong goddamn rec room, didn't ya you bastard!
Skr
2014-04-26 12:44:50 AM  
3 votes:

PreMortem: I love how they say they are planting grass to hold the sand in place. They always tell you not to disturb the natural ecosystem by plucking flowers and whatnot but when it comes to preserving a tourist attraction, fark it. And I seriously question whether planting said grasses will prevent these holes.


They are just replacing grass that died off with the same type of marram dune grass. Could very well have been the tourists that made the grass recede in the first place.
2014-04-26 04:52:42 AM  
2 votes:
www.in.gov
media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
www.thisframe.com

/ No point, I just like the posters
2014-04-26 01:30:53 AM  
2 votes:

zarker: Can a hole really appear, or are sections of sand just disappearing


www.mybizperforms.com
2014-04-26 01:09:08 AM  
2 votes:
qwipster.net
2014-04-26 12:51:35 AM  
2 votes:

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

some_beer_drinker, do we have wormsign?


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"Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen."
2014-04-26 02:34:02 AM  
1 votes:

lewismarktwo: fusillade762: [justindrawingdead.com image 716x370]

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

Love that farking flick.

/Way to go dude!


I figured that was the Kevin Bacon reference. Could be wrong, though.
2014-04-26 02:05:18 AM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: [justindrawingdead.com image 716x370]

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


Love that farking flick.

/Way to go dude!
2014-04-26 02:03:24 AM  
1 votes:

PreMortem: Canton: PreMortem: Skr: PreMortem: I love how they say they are planting grass to hold the sand in place. They always tell you not to disturb the natural ecosystem by plucking flowers and whatnot but when it comes to preserving a tourist attraction, fark it. And I seriously question whether planting said grasses will prevent these holes.

They are just replacing grass that died off with the same type of marram dune grass. Could very well have been the tourists that made the grass recede in the first place.

I'll concede tourists wreck the grass, but make no mistake, they are artificially preserving this specific dune for tourism. If they were concerened about safety they would bring in excavators and level it.

On the other hand, they're preserving the dune and its ecosystem, which is fragile and worth preserving, if only as a protective barrier between the coast and the uplands. (Really, they have value even if you don't care about rare dune species.) So... thanks, tourism.

Agreed.



He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing.
2014-04-26 01:33:36 AM  
1 votes:

Canton: PreMortem: Skr: PreMortem: I love how they say they are planting grass to hold the sand in place. They always tell you not to disturb the natural ecosystem by plucking flowers and whatnot but when it comes to preserving a tourist attraction, fark it. And I seriously question whether planting said grasses will prevent these holes.

They are just replacing grass that died off with the same type of marram dune grass. Could very well have been the tourists that made the grass recede in the first place.

I'll concede tourists wreck the grass, but make no mistake, they are artificially preserving this specific dune for tourism. If they were concerened about safety they would bring in excavators and level it.

On the other hand, they're preserving the dune and its ecosystem, which is fragile and worth preserving, if only as a protective barrier between the coast and the uplands. (Really, they have value even if you don't care about rare dune species.) So... thanks, tourism.


Agreed.
2014-04-26 01:31:51 AM  
1 votes:

grimlock1972: Shai-Hulud!


Bless the Maker and His water. Bless the coming and the going of Him. And may His passing cleanse the world.
2014-04-26 01:21:23 AM  
1 votes:
Shai-Hulud!
2014-04-26 01:21:00 AM  
1 votes:
Let's see.  They're on the edge of a shiatton of water and water causes sinkholes.  Could water possibly be causing pockets of soil underground to wash away?  Don't similar (but often larger) similar holes open up all over the US when pipes break or lots of water naturally moves underground?
2014-04-26 01:17:54 AM  
1 votes:

PreMortem: Skr: PreMortem: I love how they say they are planting grass to hold the sand in place. They always tell you not to disturb the natural ecosystem by plucking flowers and whatnot but when it comes to preserving a tourist attraction, fark it. And I seriously question whether planting said grasses will prevent these holes.

They are just replacing grass that died off with the same type of marram dune grass. Could very well have been the tourists that made the grass recede in the first place.

I'll concede tourists wreck the grass, but make no mistake, they are artificially preserving this specific dune for tourism. If they were concerened about safety they would bring in excavators and level it.


On the other hand, they're preserving the dune and its ecosystem, which is fragile and worth preserving, if only as a protective barrier between the coast and the uplands. (Really, they have value even if you don't care about rare dune species.) So... thanks, tourism.
2014-04-26 12:48:10 AM  
1 votes:

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

some_beer_drinker, do we have wormsign?


We have pretzelsign.
2014-04-26 12:44:17 AM  
1 votes:
Can a hole really appear, or are sections of sand just disappearing
2014-04-26 12:39:39 AM  
1 votes:

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


some_beer_drinker, do we have wormsign?
2014-04-26 12:34:37 AM  
1 votes:
Your mom is a mysterious hole.
2014-04-26 12:19:14 AM  
1 votes:
www.strangebutharmless.com
who?
2014-04-25 11:46:30 PM  
1 votes:
I love how they say they are planting grass to hold the sand in place. They always tell you not to disturb the natural ecosystem by plucking flowers and whatnot but when it comes to preserving a tourist attraction, fark it. And I seriously question whether planting said grasses will prevent these holes.
2014-04-25 10:43:31 PM  
1 votes:
Well that sure led to a lot of questions.  The most obvious:

How deep is the hole?
 
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