#door to hell

codethekitty-deactivated2014013 asked:

So I head you like magma! Did you know about the 'Door to Hell', located in Derweze, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan? Apparently it was a natural cave filled with gas. Scientists wanted to enter the cave and explore it. So they thought of lighting it up, expecting the cave to burn for a few days, maybe a week. But as it turns out, it still burns today. It was lit in 1971. Fun world, we live in! :)

Fascinating. Thanks for sharing (here’s a link for others). I hope to be able to check it out one day!