Uzbekistan!

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Jun 4, 2008

Uzbekistan! by Veho at 7:22 PM (2,433 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. Veho
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Sometimes a fire just won't go out. Uzbekistan is home to a place called Darvaz, nicknamed by locals "the door to hell."

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    The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas. So they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it's burning, already for 35 years without any pause.


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    Seriously?! For 35 years?!

    That's too cool! [​IMG]
     
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    that is pretty cool!

    i eargerly await westside's comment [​IMG]
     
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    It seems like they could capture the gas and use it as an energy source rather than just burning it.
     
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    Hey Westside, you've got some pretty cool places in Uzbekistan [​IMG]
     
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    Too dangerous now I assume, if you looked at the vid and there is a person on the left side, then it's massive.

    You can't get builders to work over a fire. I wonder how much heat that must be coming off that.


    Anyway, that's pretty damn cool. Like coal mine fires, they can burn for centuries, and just can't be put out.
     
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    They should put a pool over it so they can have it heated.
     
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    Were is WestSide?
     
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    Maybe he's sleep right now...I'll have to come back tomorrow to see what he says I guess.
     
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    I think it was really dumb not to use it as a source of energy when they could but anyway, it looks really cool now burning for 35 years.
     
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    i googled it. apprantly it's actually in Turkmenistan...

    looks bloody incredible though... and scary.
     
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    The words "world's biggest barbecue" keep coming to mind.
     
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    Think of all the bacon you could cook in there! bonemonkey where are you? [​IMG]
     
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    Is bacon legal in that country?
     
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    It's haram.Muslims don't eat bacon.
     
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    If it's Turkmenistan, who knows. Turkmenbasy has outlawed bananas, flutes, the number two, the colour blue, and monkeys. Why not bacon? Who knows what else is technically illegal there at the moment, because the new government is too busy changing the names of months and days of the week back to normal to deal with such trivialities as bacon. [​IMG]

    I kid you not.
     
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    Say what you will about this guy's leadership, but that was one awesome presidential decree.
     
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    now we know what caused global warming [​IMG]
     
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    that is kickass.
     
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    Bacons are legal in my country, as almost 40% of population there is Russians... There is no "Din" in a secular state as in Islamic law, it's called "Qanun" instead, which is not related to religion.
    Also, Darvaz does not mean anything significant, lol. It just means "gate". Hell gate is called "Do'zax Darvazi".

    If you guys want to know cool places in Uzbekistan, there is a place called Samarkand, which in Final Fantasy X, Zanarkand is based off of. This city is once one of the most powerful city in the middle east, came to ruins and now it is rebuilt
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