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Fortress of Solitude Found In Mexico

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Posted October 31, 2008 - By Patrick Roche-Sowa

Picture this; two brothers were drilling in the Naica lead and silver mine below the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico when they happened upon a crystal cave 1,000 feet below the surface. Doesn't sound all that interesting, until you see the pictures of their discovery and realize that they stumbled upon the real life version of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. This cave is beyond belief, and if it wasn't for the multiple pictures and video, we would be calling shenanigans at this very moment. For more pictures, details, and a video, hit the Read More link.

The cave is filled with up to 170 giant, luminous crystal obelisks, the biggest of which tops out at 37.4 feet tall. Since crystals of this size need to develop under incredibly high heat and with an endless supply of water, the cave maintains a temperature of 112 degrees fahrenheit with 100% humidity. Oh and did I forget to mention that's lethal to humans? Guess Superman really does want to be left alone. The process of getting into the cave takes 20 minutes, weaving through twisted shafts and drilled pathways, leading to this amazing site that really is almost too amazing to believe. In order to survive in the cave, scientists have to wear protective suits with a constant flow of ice-cooled air being pumped into them.

Beyond all that science-y stuff, this cave is just plain f****ing awesome. Seriously, the fact that something like this exists outside of the realm of DC Comics has got to make you say "Nature kicks ass!"

 

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