What a big A-Hole? Biggest Hole on Earth (Science is Awesome)

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If you found our sinkholes galley interesting, here's a hole for the record books. The  Kola Superdeep borehole in Russia is 12 264m deep! sharegoodstuffs.com

The Kola Superdeep Borehole, an abandoned Cold War attempt by the Soviets to drill to the center of the Earth, stretches a third of the way through the continental crust.

Beneath this rusty old metal cap lies some of our world’s deepest mysteries. Though it measures just 9 inches in diameter, the hole beneath the cap extends 40,230 feet under the Earth, or 7.5 miles. That’s roughly a third of the way through the Baltic continental crust. It’s the deepest borehole in the world.

The Kola Superdeep Borehole was drilled between 1970 and 1994 in a Cold War-era attempt by the Soviets to beat the United States in a race to drill to the center of the Earth — or to get as close to the center as possible. Though the space race stole all the headlines, this less-publicized subterranean quest was equally as competitive. The mysteries that it…

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