I don’t really know about you; but all the people I know have really weird stories about stupid acts they’ve done in the past.
We’re only humans; we don’t go out of our way to act recklessly. It just happens sometimes.
But if you’re a scientist, you got to respect your position in society and actually do what’s good.
That’s not the case we have today.
Somewhere in Derweze, Turkmenistan, a piece of land that is filled with natural gas collapsed into the ground, colliding into an underground cavern.
So, what do you do when that happens? Light it on fire!
How Scientists Made a Long-Lasting Fire
Although people might think that scientists were merely messing around the place when they lit it on fire, their action had a purpose.
A group of Geologists were concerned regarding the methane gas that might spread to nearby areas.
So, in attempt to get rid of the danger, they lit the cavern on fire. That happened back 1971, and the flame is still alive to this very day.
No one really anticipated this outcome; and the place lived to earn its title as the “Door to Hell.”
Bet you didn’t know that much about the “Door to Hell,” did you?
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