Welcome to the International Hole of Pancakes: a sinkhole that swallowed 15 vehicles at a diner in Meridian, Miss., leaving them submerged in mud and sending otherwise unhurt locals scrambling.
Emergency services were called about 7:15 p.m. central time on Saturday after the ground opened up at the new IHOP on i20 near Bonita Reservoir.
"Upon arrival, we found multiple vehicles in the ditch. At this time, we are trying to stabilize this and keep everyone away,"Meridian Fire Department Chief Battalion Wayne Cook told local reporters at WTOK.
The restaurant only opened a few days ago, and it isn't clear how much damage has been caused to the building or nearby infrastructure. About 40,000 people live in Meridian, which received 3 inches of rain over the weekend and nearly 10 in the last two weeks, according to USA Today.
Starting in 1970, Soviet scientists began drilling into the Earth as far as they could possibly go. The project ended in 1992 at 12,262 meters due to temperatures of 356 °F that far down into the Earth’s crust. The Kola Superdeep Borehole remains the deepest artificial hole on Earth.
Thanks to TripAdvisor reviews for a hole in a wall, the architectural feature has become the fourth-most popular tourist destination in Ilkeston, a town in Derbyshire, England. The hole reassures users of a nearby NatWest bank ATM that no-one is hiding behind the wall to rob them, but its absurdity and questionable utility resulted in […]
Facebook user Brandon Ftacek shares this fantastic demonstration of just one of the many potential pitfalls you may encounter when using gasoline and rapid combustion to control your local gopher population. He certainly showed them. (Thanks, Randy C.!)
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]
Creating a fantasy world for a video or role-playing game is tough enough. In addition to all the game framework and functionality that goes into a build of any size, creators invariably sweat over the most minute details of every weapon, outfit, or other distinctive objects in their game. Even if your game is set […]
We get it. You don’t have to go to the office anymore. That’s no excuse for letting your grooming go positively feral. We’re not saying you need to be GQ cover model-ready every Monday through Friday. But at least put in some effort to keep yourself relatively trimmed, clean, and on point. Even if you […]