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This Massive Crack Called the ‘Gash’ Suddenly Appeared in the Bighorn Mountains

It’s a huge crack, but experts say it’s normal.

Despite the absence of any seismic activity in northern Wyoming, a massive crack suddenly appeared in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. The “gash” as the locals call it, is a chasm that measures 2,250 feet long and 150 feet wide.

The Bighorn Mountain range is near the dormant super volcano, Yellowstone caldera. The volcano’s magma chamber has shown signs of reactivity, but the rising magma would have caused seismic activity as it moves its way up to the volcano’s crust. However, no seismic activity was detected at the time the crack appeared.

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However, according to Tribulation Now, the volcano is not about to erupt.

An enormous cavity such as this may form when the layer of soil at the surface collapses into a crater. It can happen abruptly and without warning. The huge crack in the Bighorn Mountains probably developed the same way sinkholes form.

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SNS Outfitter & Guides said an engineer inspected the formation and determined its cause.

“Apparently, a wet spring lubricated across a cap rock. Then, a small spring on either side caused the bottom to slide out. He estimated 15-20 million yards of movement,” SNS Outfitter and Guides wrote on Facebook.

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Another expert, who only saw images of the crack, said a number of factors could have caused it.

“A number of things trigger them, moisture in the subsurface which causes weakness in soil or geology, and any processes that would weaken the bedrock or unstabilize it somehow,” Seth Wittke, Wyoming Geological Survey’s manager of groundwater and geologic hazards mapping, told the Powell Tribune.

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“An early, wet spring and summer may have had a lot to do with it,” explained Chamois Andersen, the survey’s public information specialist.

Andersen added, “It is not uncommon to have slides like that.”

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That’s a relief, right?

H/T: IFL Science, Huffington Post

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Hacker Group Unmasks American Politicians as Ku Klux Klan Members

Hacker group Anonymous just released to the public the names of American politicians who are said to be members of the infamous Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

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Hacker group Anonymous just released to the public the names of American politicians who are said to be members of the infamous Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

The hacktivist group posted the list together with the politicians' email addresses, phone numbers, and home addresses, through website Pastebin. However, they quickly removed the home addresses for fear of reprisal from the concerned parties. Of the names the group has published online, five were city mayors and four were Republican senators.

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The publication of the controversial list came as part of Anonymous' cyberwar against KKK.  According to the hacker group, they will expose about a thousand members of KKK, together with the names of their spouses, their respective contact details, and the KKK chapters where they belong. The information was acquired by the hackers through a compromised Twitter account related to the extremist group....

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UN Warns its Staff Against Rampant “Bullet-Planting” Scam in NAIA

Bullet scam in the Philippines continues, UN even issues internal memo to its staff as precaution.

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The Philippines made waves in the international scene last week, with major news outlets reporting on the alleged "laglag-bala" (dropped bullet) or "tanim-bala" (planted bullet) scams that are rampant on its Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila.

As if the embarassing international attention and disgusted reactions from netizens and tourists all over the world wasn't enough, the humanitarian organization UN (United Nations) now released a warning statement to its staff who would happen to be in transit or would have destinations in the so-called "Worst Airport in the World" with the "Best Bullet Detection Technology".

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The UNDSS (UN Department of Safety and Security) released an internal memo to all its officials and staff stating, ...

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Americans React to the Philippines’ Phenomenal Love Team AlDub

“Two, young, good-looking people with interesting presonalities. I think they’ll hit it off.”

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AlDub, a popular phenomenal love team from the Philippines, has been taking over their country and is now one of the most popular hashtags on Twitter worldwide. Composed of Alden Richards and Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza, the couple have actually taken over the social media that they have created a buzz. Ask any Filipino and they can tell a thing or two about them. Their love story is a one of kind, and spontaneous which has made a lot of their Filipino fans crazy about them.

Now, the question is, how will Americans react if they actually get to know this couple?

Buzzfeed showed the video that started the hashtag #AlDUb to a group of Americans and they had different reactions about the pair. Did they like AlDub?

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