If you had “radioactive-looking slime bubbling up from the sewers” on your 2020 bingo card, cross it off.
Photos of a sinkhole on a street in Toronto have been making the rounds on Twitter, because it looks like the hole is filled with a neon-green sludge.
The green slime inspired bystanders and Twitter users to make references to Flubber, Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“This is very on brand for 2020,” one user tweeted.
In reality, this happens all the time — and not just in Toronto. According to Toronto Water, the sinkhole was filled with green non-toxic dye in order to determine whether the water was connected to the underlying sewer.
Not as exciting an answer people on Twitter thought it was going to be.
“I’m putting my money on radioactive sewer rats for 2020 season finale,” a user wrote.
“Anyone who wants to be a Ninja Turtle now is your time,” another person added.
Humans have been contributing to the uptick in sinkholes arguably since the beginning of irrigation. Pipes that push water towards weak points beneath the earth can accelerate these pits that sometimes can cause houses to collapse or can even swallow cars.
Meanwhile, scientists have been fascinated with a mysterious “blue hole” off the coast of Florida that is an underwater sinkhole that’s located approximately 155 feet below the earth’s surface and emits a neon-blue color.
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