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Workers film peculiar blowhole in the desert

By T.K. Randall
May 7, 2016 · Comment icon 19 comments



It isn't clear what was causing the sand to erupt. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Rod Waddington
Workmen in Saudi Arabia were left scratching their heads when sand started erupting from the ground.
Footage of the phenomenon shows the workers using a digger truck to shift large amounts of sand only for it to suddenly shoot hundreds of feet up in to the air and back down on their heads.

The men can be seen repeatedly attempting to fill in the hole only to be met with the same result.

The video, which has been generating a lot of interest on social media, can be viewed below.



Source: Mail Online | Comments (19)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by DieChecker 7 years ago
Look at the pipes laying around. Probably they put some pipe down there attached to a compressor, and are having some fun with a Middle Eastern version of a potato gun.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Aitrui 7 years ago
Yep the pipes. EIther having some fun clearing the pipes or they were drilling for water/oil and hit a pocket of gas perhaps.
Comment icon #12 Posted by seeder 7 years ago
They should try lighting it to see if its gas....
Comment icon #13 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 7 years ago
They should try lighting it to see if its gas.... Yeah, that worked the first time...
Comment icon #14 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch 7 years ago
No mention of a geyser? C02 perhaps...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch 7 years ago
No mention of a geyser? C02 perhaps... I hope most get the reference and know I wasn't being serious.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Sundew 7 years ago
Time to call in the spice harvester.
Comment icon #17 Posted by DieChecker 7 years ago
No mention of a geyser? C02 perhaps... Ah, potential pyramid building site??
Comment icon #18 Posted by noppohn 7 years ago
looks like they are throwing explosives into the hole
Comment icon #19 Posted by Codenwarra 7 years ago
Strike a light (no, don't, it's probably methane)


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