Did you know a fear of holes is known as Trypophobia?

Video highlights from Going Deep With David Rees

Learn even more about holes on Going Deep with David Rees.

  •     Bottoming out at 2.5 miles below the earth’s surface, the Mponeng gold mine in South Africa is home to the deepest man-made hole in the world.
  •     Since the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in Colorado happened a decade after the one in California, prospectors lured to the Rocky Mountains were known as “fifty-niners.
  •     The fear of holes is known as trypophobia.
  •     During the Apollo moon missions, astronauts used combination scoop-and-tong tools called “scongs” to collect samples of lunar soil.
  •     The tee box on the Extreme 19th hole at the Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa is located 400 meters above the cup and can only be reached via a helicopter ride to the top of Mount Hanglip.
  •     Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Joseph Pulitzer are among the notable people interred at Woodlawn Cemetery.
  •     Though there’s a saying that suggests they should go twice as deep, by law, graves dug in New York City can be as shallow as three feet.
  •     Before undertaking an excavation, OSHA recommends doing a site study to determine the conditions of the soil, the water table, and “overhead and underground utilities."
  •     Soil and other materials removed from a hole during the excavation process are sometimes referred to as “spoils.”
  •     Researchers in Dr. Hopi Hoekstra’s lab have studied the oldfield mouse so closely that they’ve been able to identify the genes that control the shape and size of the burrow it digs.

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