The Big Think

September 9, 2013

World’s Largest Cave, Son Doong, Prepping For First Public Tours

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 1:29 pm

World’s Largest Cave, Son Doong, Prepping For First Public Tours: “The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It’s over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.

But nobody knew any of that until four years ago.

A local man discovered the cave entrance in 1991, but British cavers were the first to explore it in 2009. Now, tour company Oxalis is running trial tours of the cave and accepting sign-ups for real six-day tours to take place next year.

The man who discovered Son Doong didn’t go in because the entrance he found had too steep a drop. On next year’s tours, visitors will rappel 80 meters to enter Son Doong.”

Lots of cool pics at the link. Sign me up!

Hand of Man

Filed under: Maker — jasony @ 10:42 am

…with the sounds of blah blah blah

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 9:09 am

Sorry folks, I just didn’t get the sports gene:

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Only I wouldn’t look nearly as good in that dress.

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