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Today we celebrate Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's summit of Mount Everest in 1953 with eight giant holes in the Earth. So enjoy the gallery, we promise not to make any jokes about your mom.
The Bingham Canyon Mine, or Kennecott Copper Mine to its friends, can be found in Utah. This hole in the ground is over half a mile deep and two and a half miles wide, in the process of creating this giant hole in the ground they have brought up more than 17 million tons of copper. That's a whole slew of pennies.