My oh my! This is the second post of the day about something that is touted as the world’s biggest! I had received a forward from a friend Mr.V, which had these images of a now-defunct diamond mine in the siberian region of Russia. The mine is in the city of Mirny. From Encyclopedia.com:[MIRNY :town, NE Siberian Russia, in Sakha Republic. Founded in 1956, when diamonds were discovered, Mirny grew rapidly and is now the center of the Russian diamond-mining industry.]
A li’l digging led me to a some more information about the mine. It is said that the mine is so deep that it had to be declared as a no-fly zone! Thatz because any aircraft flying above will be sucked in asa result of the air turbulence it generates! Now i’m no physics genius but i think that it is plausible. And beleive it, few accidents have indeed occured there!
Image Courtesy: Airliners.net