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You May Not Have Heard Of Turkmenistan, But You Need To See The Door To Hell

You May Not Have Heard Of Turkmenistan, But You Need To See The Door To Hell

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In the middle of Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert, near a small village named Derweze, rests a crater. But it's not just any crater. No, this one is special. But it's easier to explain why it's so unique if you just take a look at it... Pretty standard, right? Well, not exactly... Flickr / Stefan Krasowski See, there's a reason they call this the Door to Hell. Other names: Gates to Hell, the Crater of Fire. Flickr / Stefan Krasowski Discovered in 1971, geologists were worried that the natural gas field would have adverse effects on neighboring towns. Flickr / Tormod Sandtorv In an effort to stop the spread of deadly methane gas, they set it on fire....