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WJLA, October 17, 2011

Visit Fly Geyser, the weirdest geologic formation on Earth

Near the town of Gerlach, Nev., lives an insanely painted orifice in the ground called Fly Geyser. Created by a botched drilling operation in the 1960s, the geyser continuously vomits boiling water and is covered with a gooey patchwork of thermophillic algae. Hippies attending the Burning Man festival like to go stare at it... check out these photos of the Fly, and you'll understand why it's so groovy.

U.S. spy satellites reveal danger in Nevada

The ominously blighted groundcover around Fly Geyser is well apparent on Google Maps.

(Photo: Google Maps/Wikimedia / Flickr Creative Commons / Various universities | Date: Oct. 17, 2011) of fullscreen mode

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