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Date: 01/06/10

Hol(e)y Shit!

Or, to be more precise, holey Guatemala City:

Photo of a huge sinkhole in the middle of Guatemala City

(Photo by Paulo Raquec for the Government of Guatemala)

This is what happens when you get a tropical storm, unstable geology and poor urban engineering. Local media report that there's what's left of a three-storey building down there.

For all our artifice, for all our edifices, nature's hand cannot be stayed.

(Thanks to BoingBoing)