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Giant Sinkhole Rips Open Backyard, Conveniently Leaves Behind Frothy Swimming Pool

When life hands you sinkholes, make sinkhole-ade. Or something.

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Kindly retired couple Lynn and Ray McKay awoke Tuesday morning to the sound of their neighbor knocking at the door. He'd come over to alert them about a small hole that had suddenly appeared in the backyard of their home in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

The mayor of Ipswich, Paul Pisasale, speculated in an interview with the Associated Press that an abandoned mineshaft beneath the property had become flooded. "The good news is you got a swimming pool," Pisasale joked with the McKays.

Fortunately, the McKays are safe and the mayor has assured them that engineers will work to drain the sinkhole and save their home.

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