Sinkhole In Florida Consumes A Man And His Bedroom.

Sinkhole in Florida swallows a man and his bedroom.Scary stuff. A 30′ sinkhole opened up under a house in Florida last night and swallowed an entire bedroom and one person who is presumed dead. From the Guardian:

“A Florida man screamed for help and disappeared as a large sinkhole opened up under the bedroom of a house, his brother said on Friday. The brother told rescue crews he heard a loud crash near midnight on Thursday, then heard his brother screaming. “When he got there, there was no bedroom left,” the Hillsborough county fire rescue spokeswoman Jessica Damico said. “There was no furniture. All he saw was a piece of the mattress sticking up.”

Sinkholes occur naturally but land development (construction, heavy water retention ponds) and new water-diversion systems (lowering the water table, runoff etc.) may contribute to the process. [Guardian via Gizmodo]


Congressman Allen West Of Florida Is Not Happy That It Costs $70 To Fill-Up His H3 Hummer

Congressman Allen West is not happy it costs $70 to fill-up his H3 Hummer.I’m surprised it only cost Congressman Allen West $70 to fill his Hummer’s tank – sounds like he’s getting the Hugo Chavez price for his gasoline. There are so many ways to go with this but I think the beauty [and stupidity] of his post on Facebook should speak for itself. [BuzzFeed]