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Does this ring any bells? Do you have a copy you can share? "Reed Waller also did some very early cutting edge CGI a entire band called Nellie and the Drummers, i have heard about it but cannot find any of the video that is sposed to exist out there."

Fascinating. There are a few other instances in the world, but surely none quite as vivid as "The Door to Hell". "The Door to Hell, as locals call it, is situated near the small town of Darvaz in Uzbekistan. Thirty-five years ago, geologists were drilling for gas when then encountered a very large cavern underground filled with a poisonous gas. They ignited the gas expecting it to burn off in a few hours. Thirty-five years later, the gas is still burning." [Edit: as barberio notes, it's apparently actually Darvaza in Turkmenistan]

Quite an episode, again, from RTD, in Turn Left - not exactly the lightest, fluffiest tale they've ever related. It's going to be a finale to look forward to.

An excellent piece of civic art, in Sweden, wherein rabbits on one side of a river are shown diving in, and on the other, pulling each other out. ^_^

 
 
 
 
 
 
There are a few of these occurrences around the planet that remind you that the geological scale is so much vaster than the human scale. Like a Chinese coal mine that's been burning since 1874 or an eruption of mud that may never finish.

It's an amazing planet we live on.
"They said it was put out, and who is to say otherwise?" Love it. Some things just never change. ^_^

Is it strange of me to want to see the mud for myself?

Indeed, it's an amazing planet. Conveniently close to home, too. =:) I sincerely want to see at least something of every country, ideally enough to have a superficial understanding of what life's actually like there; better yet, to be able to document it all for records to be placed firmly outside of the curse of copyright. Got a few thousand europoundollars spare? ^_^

And who can fail to be impressed by Centralia, PA where there's been an underground coal-seam fire for coming up to 50 years.

[the definitive stuff on Centralia is by everybody's favourite inflatable pony, Xydexx]
I was just there a few weeks ago! It's an eerie place, especially the collapsing section of the state highway there.
akira114 just pointed out a site down below, with many pages of photos of the town. ^_^