Picture of the Day – Hole-y Crap!
Photograph by Gobierno de Guatemala
Do not adjust your eye sockets. For once, this is not some kind of Photoshop tomfoolery, nay, this is a sinkhole in the Zone 2 of Ciudad de Guatemala. The Flickr account is property of the Government of Guatemala so I’ll go on a limb and say it’s a credible source. A sinkhole is a natural depression caused by the removal of soil by water. This process can happen slowly, but sometimes the land just cracks open. In this case, the sinkhole happened suddenly. It was caused by a massive waterfall from the tropical storm Agatha which is now hitting the area.
Gobierno de Guatemala on Flickr via Gizmodo via Mr_T_Browne
Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day