Weird sci­ence?

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Arkansas of­fi­cials don’t know why flames shot out of a hole in the ground in the town of Mid­way on Sept. 17. Vol­un­teer fire chief Don­ald Tucker was sum­moned to a site where flames shot up to 12feet high, the Spring­field News-Leader re­ported. He in­spected the site af­ter the fire sub­sided and said the 2-foot-di­am­e­ter hole was about 3 feet deep and made a 45-de­gree turn at the bot­tom. “I took a tem­per­a­ture read­ing of it and it showed 780de­grees in­side the hole,” Tucker said. He ruled out a me­teor strike.

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