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What is a sinkhole?

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BetteDavis01 Tue 18-Feb-14 22:25:13

Does anyone know what causes them? I keep hearing about them on the news and there seems to be a new one appearing everyday. TIA smile

FoxesRevenge Wed 19-Feb-14 00:45:05

Honeydragon Phew! grin

HoneyDragon Wed 19-Feb-14 00:51:17

Certainly a cracking headline <<ourself now>>

Sinkhole, just a hole

That's cheered the town no end.

HoneyDragon Wed 19-Feb-14 00:51:45

*outs self

Terrortree Wed 19-Feb-14 01:15:10

"All fights are an opportunity for negotiation"

My mantra when I drive over my sinkhole!

FrankelInFoal Wed 19-Feb-14 14:56:38

Just posting this link to the BBC programme again, in case anyone missed it up thread.

Regbooboo Wed 19-Feb-14 21:04:52

Revenge of the badgers!

The badgers claimed responsibility for the holes which have swallowed houses, vehicles and at least 20 cows.

In a statement, the badgers said the holes were a ‘legitimate response’ to the government’s ‘acts of war’ and threatened to ‘hollow out Britain until it was like an Easter egg’.

The statement added: “You think we are beneath you. Well, we are beneath you. Literally. What about that, eh?

“Admit to your TB lies and pay us reparations or one day the ground you stand on will suddenly give way and you will be plunged into darkness.

“And in that darkness will be a righteous badger, waiting to bite your face off.”

The government stressed it was trying not to be intimidated by the badgers, but urged everyone to put their ears to their living room floors and listen for scratching, digging and swearing.

A spokesman said: “If you hear the badgers you must phone the army and then get into your car and drive as fast as you can in any direction for at least 24 hours.”

Prime minister David Cameron added: “This is very frightening. I am terrified.”

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