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Scientists Make Surprising Discoveries at the Bottom of Earth’s Deepest Hole

The attempt on the journey to the center of the Earth took 24 years.

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Not much is known when it comes to the distances of what lies beneath the ground we stand on. There is more to know about the distance of galaxies than the deepest holes on Earth. Out of this curiosity, Soviet scientists in the 70s decided to conduct a study on the deepest part of the planet. For the next 24 years, they spent time drilling into the Earth’s crust.

What resulted from the probe was the Kola Superdeep Borehole, which had a depth of over 7.5 miles. To compare, the deepest part of the ocean, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, has a depth of 6.8 miles.

Soviet scientists attempted to drill into the deepest part of the hole, which then resulted to the Kola Superdeep Borehole.

The drilling operation has nothing to do with oil but finding out about the nature of the Earth’s crust. The borehole can be found in Russia’s Kola Peninsula. What’s interesting about the probe is that scientists did find something after decades of drilling a massive hole.

It turns out that there are microscopic fossils of single-celled organisms in the hole at 4.3 miles down. At almost the same depth, researchers found water. Moreover, the bottom of the hole had a recorded temperature of 180 degrees Celsius. It was too hot to continue the operation so drilling was stopped in 1994.

The drilling operation went on and off for 24 years.

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The site has been abandoned since 2008 and the hole has been bolted shut.

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The project was closed down in late 2006 and all the equipment has been scrapped. The site has been abandoned since 2008 with the hole wielded shut making sure nothing gets in — or comes out.


The journey to the middle of the Earth failed but still, the scientists broke the world record of digging the deepest hole. It would still take about 4000 mile from the bottom of the hole to be able to reach the center of the Earth.

Check out the video below to know more about the Kola Superdeep Borehole.

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H/T: ScienceAlert

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There Is Now A Way To ‘Download’ Knowledge To Your Brain, Science Claims

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Gaining new knowledge, although rewarding, can be challenging at the same time. Just imagine having to read lots of books or check out various online references when you need to research about a certain topic.

So yes, it can be a time-consuming process and you just can’t help but feel overwhelmed sometimes. One way or another, you may have probably wished there was a way to simply ‘download’ information into your brain, just like in The Matrix!

Apparently, there is now a way to feed information directly into a person’s brain.

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Scientists Replicated the Controversial Milgram Experiment With More Shocking Results

Will you push the last button?

Have you heard of the Milgram experiment? If you haven't yet, we'll tell you about it and about how the experiment was replicated recently, bearing the same striking results more than 50 years after it was first conducted.

The Milgram experiment was a highly controversial trial created by Stanley Milgram of Yale University back in the early 1960s. It was originally based on the behavior of Nazi soldiers and aimed to determine whether these underlings were innately evil or if they were only heedlessly following orders from an authoritarian leader.

To test this premise, the experiment involves having an observer, an authoritarian figure whom we'll call as the "scientist," in a room with the "participant" who sits in front of a microphone and several buttons. The scientist then instructs the participant to ask the person on the other end of the microphone, the person whom we'll call the "learner," a series of questions that he or she must answer correctly.

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12 Surprising Facts About Farting You Need To Know

Women have stinkier farts than men.

No matter how embarrassing a fart can be, it is still part of the normal body function. Whether you like it or not, they do happen because it is the body’s way of expelling the gas building up inside. Farting, aside from belching or burping, is just one way of liberating gas and it can be silent or loud and smelly or odorless.

But do you know who farts louder? Is it the men or the women? On average, how many times a day does a person fart? Here are 12 facts about farting you probably didn’t know.

#1. Farts are made up of hydrogen sulfide.

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