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    Been there .... was in Bowling Green ages ago for a job interview with Toyo Tires and stop by the museum ... to bad the sinkhole eat the corvettes but I find it a little ironic .... a sinkhole ... GM ... well you get the picture =)
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    @JustTheFacts
    You got that RIGHT!!!!!!!!

    I was a railroad switchman during the 90s and into the early parts of 2000 and I worked in the GM rail yard in janesville Wisconsin.

    We had DAILY trains made up of 80 to 90 railcars loaded with assembled chevy tahoes. The tahoe was a POPULAR vehicle back then.

    But when the economy took a crap, it wasn't long before the plant was closed for good.

    Sucks.

    Really wish the economy would get back on track.
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    That had to have been brewing for some time!

    Heard they pulled the 1983 prototype Vette out immediately, because it's darn-near irreplaceable.
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    Wouldn't they have to pull the cars out in the order in which they fell? Top one, then second one, ect...
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    @BelinKS

    The cars didn't fall down a single car shaped hole, one on top of the other. 40 feet of floor gave and the cars would have fallen side-by-side. They were likely in park which would have prevented too much movement from their initial positions.
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    Constantly! This is why I am constantly swerving on the road and even while walking. It might look like I'm drunk, but nope. I just don't want to get caught in one if those "random" sinkholes. Or are they? <with the pinky to edge of mouth in Dr Evil fashion>
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    @Classified - As a method of death, I think getting hit by a meteorite would be an awesome way to go. You'd never know what hit you, and you'd go down in history as someone killed by an extraterrestrial object.
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    @Denizen_Kate - What if it's just a big chunk of compacted poop like the "meteorite" in "Joe Dirt"? ROFLMAO!!!
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    Not all of them are fracking (some are). The ones in FL are mainly due to mining salt deposits which then leads to voids. Not sure about this one, but I'm sure my geologist wife will give me the down low when the studies come out.
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    @AceLuby I know about the dissolving limestone sinkholes in florida. Never heard that there were salt mins kn FL. My comment was meant as sarcasm for the greenies out there.
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    @GedankPol Please do not give algore any ideas. he now needs something else out there what with snow in 49 states!
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    @Joshua9241 Funny that you think it's 'greenies' (aka scientists) that have something to lose or gain by providing science over private corporations that deny said science to keep making billions. It's the same tactic that the tobacco industry used for decades denying any links to health problems and in a few decades we'll look back and wonder why there was anybody stupid enough to fall for the same tactic.
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    Dammit I can't think of any smart ass comments to make here. The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home. At least it used to. Hey can somebody throw some crackers in this hole? I'm hungry!
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    @Cincinnatus I grew up in Boston. Live in Greenwich CT. Much warmer here. Much less snow here. I don't feel cold until it is below 20. I wear a leather jacket most of the winter.
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    If I lived in an area where sink holes happened, I may worry. If there is a sink hole here, that would be the least of our problems because that would mean the New Madrid Fault would have caused a major earthquake.
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    "The 20-year-old museum is located in Bowling Green, which is at the edge of a karst region where caves, springs and sinkholes are common"

    Sounds like they need a new urban planner in that area.
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    I live in the sinkhole capital of the world, and drawing down the aquifer to support constant development has made the problem much worse.
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    I was down there when Alligator Alley was being built, miles of it after being paved sunk, signs up that said to not leave your vehicle for panthers, before the chain link fence was built, and when only one gas station served the entire route.
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    Sink holes are dangerous. They open up on the fields randomly. You'll break an axle if you get caught right in one.
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    As humans continue to deplete ground water ( lowering the water table ) and aquifers we will experience more of these type events, especially where the underlying rock is limestone. A naturally occurring process exacerbated by human activity.
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    @Gatnos It's not really something to joke about. Climate change is serious business, but no sinkholes can not be blamed on global warming. Humans use a lot of ground water which is lowing the water table in many places and that can be one factor in producing sinkholes. Just Google sinkholes and read a little about what causes them, you may find science interesting!
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    @Russell797 - Sink holes have been occurring all over the globe for millennia. It is due primarily to ground water erosion of limestone. A naturally occurring phenomena. Sorry Russ, but you can't blame everything on human activity.

    BTW, How are you enjoying the winter weather? Just think how much colder and harsher it would have been if Al Gore hadn't invented Global Warming?
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