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Scientists Dug the Deepest Hole But Something Broke Their Drill

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

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The Guinness World Records award for “the deepest human invasion into the Earth’s crust” goes to the Kola Superdeep Borehole. Its depth is 7.4 mi. You can find it in the icy part of Russia where the winter temperature of -40°F is a common thing. Local scientists started to dig it in the 1970s. The grand plan was to reach the depth of 9.3 mi. It was a purely scientific project to study the Earth’s crust and maybe get to the hot mantle.

Up to the depth of 4.3 mi, the drill easily coped with granite rock. Then, denser layers came and broke the drill. The scientists had to change the drilling pattern. In the end, it resembled a tree with many branches. The deeper it went, the hotter it became. The temperature went up to 350°F. The equipment was constantly out of order and work was stopped completely in 1992. The place is now abandoned, overgrown with moss and rust. But it has its fair share of myths surrounding it too…


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BRIGHT SIDE December 8, 2020 - 5:24 PM

If you were a scientist, what would you like to explore?

Ritavash ray December 12, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Hole on earth! That long! It's very dangerous in my think. With Drill! Ok I am seeing. Hmmmm. Sounds. Ok. 1977. Very interesting

Ritavash ray December 12, 2020 - 5:41 PM

And please do something live🔴

Rishita Panda December 12, 2020 - 6:07 PM

Why on earth do people think Ted ed is better

EpicMeerkat 16 December 12, 2020 - 7:16 PM

Somebody falls down it

Anthony Dring December 12, 2020 - 10:24 PM

Then again, there's that RIGHTEOUS MINERAL, DOLOMITE, Baby!!! 😉

Jack Colliver December 12, 2020 - 11:19 PM

yea you make a lotta them i learn a lot TY ;-[

Koos Bos December 12, 2020 - 11:30 PM

Music extremely irritating

Dr. Michael R. Foreman December 13, 2020 - 12:35 AM

Misinformation: Those sounds you say do not exist, are easily found on recordings from that hole. So, saying it is not true is a lie and misinformation.

Sohail Akram December 13, 2020 - 1:48 AM

I didn’t know it was bright side

Peter Szarow December 13, 2020 - 2:08 AM

Wow…Rocks grow according to this video. At approx.1m23s into the video the narrator states the place is overgrown with moss and rocks, hmmm. Did he say Keeve for the city of Kiev? What a dunce. Looks like someone spent too much time gaming rather than reading.

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Walter Wilmoth December 13, 2020 - 10:08 AM

I think Mohole came from a guy named Andrija Mohorovicic

Judah Ruiz December 13, 2020 - 10:54 AM

Did anyone realize that the drill is spinning the wrong direction?

chiomy Channel December 13, 2020 - 3:26 PM

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Jyungz Seiuli December 13, 2020 - 4:07 PM

It's no wonder the earth is falling apart.. These fkn scientists just can't help them self's.. Leave the earth alone focus on your wife's.

Rad Metal December 13, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Decent monsters

JESUS IS coming soon December 13, 2020 - 6:29 PM

And some people drill holes for water we still use the well went down a 1000 feet and hot water and believe me it better than what you get from the city

JESUS IS coming soon December 13, 2020 - 6:29 PM

They put to much chemicals and the water that's why we do the well

WardeN December 13, 2020 - 9:54 PM

This video lowered my IQ.

Leonard Ndlovu December 14, 2020 - 1:45 AM

I live in Kimberley the hole is called the big hole

mudslinger888 December 14, 2020 - 2:26 AM

Rock band in front of your voice makes this so annoying it is unwatchable… Horrible trend

DJ Donut and DJ Giraffe !! December 14, 2020 - 3:25 AM


Tom meggenhofen December 14, 2020 - 5:07 AM

Fun fact
They keep showing a metal twist drill spinning the wrong way.
Dose that bother any one else.

luke December 14, 2020 - 11:12 AM

they just making volcanoes now

Jeslyn Annabellewillianto December 14, 2020 - 11:52 AM

ah bright side you teach me every thing

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