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The Tenoumer Crater lies far from any inhabited place. Try zooming out on the linked map to see how hard it would be to visit this crater. Was this an ancient alien city, blasted from space by rival intelligences? If so, does any artifact remain to be discovered?

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Automated nuclear-powered lighthouses were built along the freezing northern coast of Russia to guide cargo ships, but they all fell into disrepair. Finally, they were looted by ignorant scrap-seekers who also contaminated the entire site with radioactivity and probably killed themselves with cancer in the process.

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Via National Geographic, what appears to be one of the largest underground lakes in the world was discovered a few months ago in Budapest. It is a thermal lake that once heated a turkish bath. Scuba divers have begun exploring the pitch blackness.

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ukraineThere are still dark, atavistic places in the world, like this gloomy Ukrainian village.

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