Interesting Piles of Dirt (Landforms)
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Note: I have searched for: Soil, Dirt, Landforms, and etc. I did NOT get any satisfactory results, but If I am wrong, please do disregard my hardwork, tell me, and report me. TT.TT. Also, landforms is not the main topic, I only placed it so that the vagueness of the title wont stop you from clicking it. All dirt/soil related or affiliated is okay to discuss.

Whether from Ant Hills to Magnanimously Huge Landforms, piles of dirt is probably the most interesting thing, it never ceases to amaze us. It can be formed, and reformed into shapes, that are magnificent, and a great sight to see.

Do you have any interesting facts or any interesting Piles of Dirt to share? Please share. We love to be informed.


This pile of dirt is the shrine of democracy in U.S.. The presidents were selected on the basis of what each symbolized. George Washington represents the struggle for independence, Thomas Jefferson the idea of government by the people. Abraham Lincoln for his ideas on equality and the permanent union of the states, and Theodore Roosevelt for the 20th century role of the United States in world affairs. The carving of Mt. Rushmore actually began on August 10, 1927, and spanned a length of 14 years. Only about six and a half years were spent actually carving the mountain, with the rest of the time being spent on weather delays and the lack of funding. The total cost of the project was $900,000. Work continued on the project until the death of Gutzon Borglum in 1941. Mt. Rushmore is named after New York lawyer, Charles E. Rushmore who came to the Black Hills to investigate mining claims in 1885. The Lakota Sioux called the mountain "Six Grandfathers".


This pile"s" of dirt is a must-see sight in Bohol, Philippines. The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers. They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name. However, unlike Mount Rushmore, the Chocolate Hills, is NOT Man Made.


The Banaue Rice Terraces (Tagalog: Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banaue) are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 feet) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces.

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~ Searching for some.
Posted 2/14/08
Okay.... What's the point of this confersation? Not being mean or anything

Most interesting landforn i ever saw was the Grand Canyon
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Moony123 wrote:

Okay.... What's the point of this confersation? Not being mean or anything

Most interesting landforn i ever saw was the Grand Canyon


get educated..learn something new.




The remains of the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro lie near the Indus River in what is now southern Pakistan. Mohenjo-daro was once the largest city of the Indus Valley civilization, with a population of at least 35,000.


I'm not being mean or anything by saying that
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I accidentally double posted, i know i can't double post i'm not new here you know and i wasn't being mean or anything and i was just asking, jeez
Posted 2/14/08

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Moony123 wrote:

Okay.... What's the point of this confersation? Not being mean or anything

Most interesting landforn i ever saw was the Grand Canyon


The meaning is instead of discussing about "hopeless love", soil is everywhere, it is ubiquitous, but we ignore it, it is the base of our earth, it is where we live, and where we are able to stand, and do our humanly activities. Is there something wrong with appreciating it?


Not really, just want 2 say my opinion on it

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They are vary interesting thing on Earth and Beautiful ,thank you for the Info
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Mt. Fuji. Not dirt, but really cool considering how many of us like Japan
Also sum purple flowers
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I don't see the point of posting photos of man-made structures since you can just post anything that has minerals in it. (even the Buckinham Palace) Wouldn't it be cooler to find and post actual piles of "dirt" that have unusual or interesting shapes/stories?

The Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines is pretty cool though.


J0hNNy2 wrote:

I thought the Grand Canyon was awesome too the first time I saw it, then you compare the Grand Canyon to the canyons on the planet Mars makes the Grand Canyon look like some sh!tty miniture (the Canyons would go from California all the way to the East coast if it was to be on Earth.)

p://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0208/marsglobe_viking.jpg


Wow. You can have cities or even countries inside of the canyon.
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Most interesting landforn i ever saw was the Grand Canyon


I thought the Grand Canyon was awesome too the first time I saw it, then you compare the Grand Canyon to the canyons on the planet Mars makes the Grand Canyon look like some sh!tty miniture (the Canyons would go from California all the way to the East coast if it was to be on Earth.)

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wah..... nice............
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O snap. Have you guys seen the photos of a new island being made? These guys were on a boat in the ocean and witnessed an underground volcano eruption. What are the chances of witnessing an actual underground volcano eruption? (LUCKY) They might be the first humans to have live, candid documentation of the creation of an island. (maybe a huge land mass in the future)
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Literally a pile of dirt.....but cool none-the-less

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Serpent Mound in Ohio. The Native americans built it. Can't remember which ones. I've been there wasn't too exciting. This is an aerial view


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Serpent Mound in Ohio. The Native americans built it. Can't remember which ones. I've been there wasn't too exciting. This is an aerial view




It would be exciting if they have rides or something. XD
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we are shawnee. and our dead are there.this is a grave site and there is already a golf course.it is thinking like that,that allows companies like walmart and kmart to us our dead as landfill for there stores.think about your grandparents would it be OK if there graves where treated is such away.my family has given enough to the wealthy.please have respect for those how came before you and for those you will leave behind.these places where not meant to be entertainment.please do not take my words as mean.just have some respect.and for those how think man made things are not worth while. take a good look around. everything man has made from the car you drive the house you live in the food you eat and the computer you are using. all started with these elders.if it wasn't for the elders of the world we would not be here today.if you would like more information on places such as this one please fill free to ask, you can never have to much knowledge
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