A brief history of sinkholes: 19 times a gateway to Hell opened in Florida

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You're sitting in your living room. Netflix and chillin'. Suddenly, the Earth beneath you disappears. No, this isn't a bad acid trip. It's a sinkhole, an unfortunate reality of living in Florida.

Since we live in such a sinkhole-prone state, you'd think frack-happy utility companies would be hesitant about sticking their chemical soup into our mushy, swiss cheese land. However, in September, two Florida legislators introduced pro-fracking bills that would eliminate a community's say in how a company goes about fracking in the area. Fracking has been linked to not only sinkholes, but also earthquakes, cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

To remind us just how insane these gateways to Hell can be, here are a few of the more memorable times a Florida sinkhole has ruined someone's day.

 

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