Swirling vortex of doom

Wow, Kottke.org links to some really cool stuff. He linked to a video of Lake Peigneur from footage shown on the National Geographic Channel. In 1980, oil drillers working for Texaco accidentally drilled into a salt mine underneath a shallow water lake which proceeded to drain the lake into the mine and even reverse the flow of a canal coming from the lake. It’s a crazy story and really interested to read so check it out. I’ve included the video below:

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