The world is full of unusual places and mysterious things; More of them are discovered all the time. Simply take a look at the news. One of last year’s most talked about discoveries happened when a big “hole” appeared out of nowhere in bumfuck, Siberia (the first popped up at the “end of the world,” literally). Not long after, yet another hole popped up–sparking even more interest in dispatching scientists to not only explore, but to try to determine where they came from.
Ultimately, after doing just that, we learned that the mysterious craters aren’t so mysterious after all. But the point remains: very few things transfix us like unusual displays of nature. The Siberian holes just scratch the surface of weird.
Here’s a look at some of the strangest and most amazing holes on Earth: