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Jeep Stuck in Sand Dune 40 Years Is Finally Free

Its driving days are over

(Newser) - A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out. Work crews on Friday pulled out the rusted remnants of what John Munsnuff says was once his family's "beach buggy" at the home they've long owned near Ballston Beach in Cape Cod,... More »

Study Finds Cause of 'Mystery Holes' in Sand Dune

Mount Baldy's woes caused by 'ghost forest' and 'cement'

(Newser) - The mystery holes that plague an Indiana sand dune —and triggered its public closure when one in July 2013 swallowed a 6-year-old boy who nearly died —are apparently caused by a "ghost forest" of underground trees and "cement." Per a recent study, buried trees at... More »

Slide Down This Sand Dune and It Starts 'Singing'

And Kazakhstan dune isn't the only one that does this

(Newser) - Some visitors go to Kazakhstan's Altyn-Emel National Park—a preserve the CBC says is four times the size of Hong Kong—to view ancient burial sites or catch a glimpse of wildlife; others go to listen to the park's famous singing dune. The nearly 500-foot-high pile of sand,... More »

How Did This Sand Dune Swallow a Boy?

Smithsonian: Decaying buried trees might be the culprit

(Newser) - It's been more than a year since a 6-year-old boy found a hole in a sand dune near the southern shore of Lake Michigan, began to lower himself in, and was swallowed several feet under for more than three hours . "I'm scared," his father heard the... More »

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