The Door to Hell

This place in Uzbekistan,Darvaz is called by locals "The Door to Hell". It's burning, already for 35 years without any pause.

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+13 1. Dryper commented 11 years ago

That looks hot, is it a volcano?
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+22 2. Rathor commented 11 years ago

This is not the door, this is the entrance :P
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+120 3. Hades commented 11 years ago

Hurry, throw in the ring!!!
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+102 4. Highmeadow commented 11 years ago

A little more info would be nice...

According to Wikipedia, it was a gas drilling site. They tapped into a huge cavern of gas and the drilling site collapsed into it. They lit the gas in the cavern to burn it off, thinking it would take a couple days. That was in 1971...
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+12 5. kekke2000 commented 11 years ago

I must bookmark this spot on my mobile Google Maps so I can get out once I get there >:)
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+10 6. Urihep commented 11 years ago

#5: Bring some water if you go there.
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+18 7. banzemanga commented 11 years ago

#2 Nuuuu~~~ Mine, mine mine!! *Jumps after the ring* :x
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+37 8. Kendiana commented 11 years ago

I only wish my wife was that hot. >:)
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+21 9. metataggers commented 11 years ago

Isn't this the gate to marriage?
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+15 10. Slap_chop_ninja commented 11 years ago

I wonder what the carbon emissions from that thing are like?
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+7 11. worm commented 11 years ago

Not volcano. Coal....
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+10 12. hellsd commented 11 years ago

That's how my ass feels after a chilli cook off >:)
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+6 13. irishgek commented 11 years ago

All I have to say is dam you #3 ....+1 to you
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+7 14. snotRules commented 11 years ago

Looked it up in Google Maps, it is legit, also it said 'hell sux dont go there unless ur lame'

Seriously look it up i'm not joking xD
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+4 15. orion commented 11 years ago

What the hell? (pun intended).

This is one of a couple incredible places on earth that are totally surreal. Like Yellowstone, Catatumbo lightning and salt flats in Chile.
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+5 16. Farmer2011 commented 11 years ago

This is a great plase to sell marshmallow!!!! :D
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+9 17. JohnMichael commented 11 years ago

And why haven't anyone made electricity out of this non-stop-furnace??? Are they too busy making nuclear power plants?
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+15 18. zerorain commented 11 years ago

35 years non-stop? why not just build a power plant on top of it...
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+4 19. therob42 commented 11 years ago

Bring some hotdogs and the kids, we could set up a whole amusement park around this!
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+4 20. Mourialaid commented 11 years ago

I wish I could be there watching the fire, listening the song Entrance by Dimmu Borgir and drinking absinthe >:)
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+4 21. loadrunner commented 11 years ago

Lot of people there, so we need a lot of fire under the grill, try the pork it tastes great.
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+2 22. havz0r commented 11 years ago

#15 thanks for explaining your jokes, we are in your debt.
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+5 23. Bream73 commented 11 years ago

#15 couldnt agree more with your examples of incredible places on earth Yellowstone, Catatumbo lightning etc. But this is a man made fuck up that cant be extinguished
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+5 24. Firebird commented 11 years ago

#4 exactly.
#10 Funny thing is, while the gas is on fire, the damage to environment is actually smaller than it would be if the gas escaped to atmosphere.
(This is explained in the movie "Home";)
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+3 25. willem57 commented 11 years ago

finally we know the main cause of global warming 8-)
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+4 26. theWatcherAlpha commented 11 years ago

Freaking put a powerplant over it. What a waste of energy.
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+1 27. KeltveX commented 11 years ago

Im on the highway to hell >:)
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-4 28. cincodemayo commented 11 years ago

Is it big enough to fit you all warmongering americans?
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+4 29. thecamronmoore commented 11 years ago

#8 I'm telling your wife!
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+4 30. LQoQK commented 11 years ago

perfect place for BBQ
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+3 31. Namron7 commented 11 years ago

#8 - She is with me dude >:)
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+4 32. speedingpacket commented 11 years ago

Also according to the Wikipedia:
Derweze (Turkmen language: The Gate, also known as Darvaza) is a Turkmenistan village... not Uzbekestan
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0 33. Auer commented 11 years ago

three years old video.. and couldnt the uploader chosen a video with better quality? there are numerous vids of "the door to hell" on the net!