Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
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Stupid History 23-24 January 2010

In 1980, an oil rig set up in the middle of Lake Peigneur, near New Iberia, Louisiana, accidentally bore into an enormous salt mine that tunneled under the lake. The rig, a tugboat, eleven barges from the canal, a barge loading dock, seventy acres of Jefferson Island and its botanical gardens, parts of greenhouses, a house trailer, trucks, tractors, a parking lot, and all of the lake water went down the drain.
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