Coincidence? Have you ever noticed how much the Mir Mine in Russia looks suspiciously like Darth Vader's Death Star? The airspace above the mine apparently is closed to helicopters because "of a few incidents in which they were sucked in by the downward air flow." Holy crap.
That probably does not happen on the Death Star, as there is no air in space. The Mir Mine is an abandoned open pit diamond mine in Eastern Siberia. It was producing so many diamonds for a while that De Beers got worried it would lower the global price of diamonds and hurt their bottom line.
It takes trucks 2 hours to drive from the top of the mine to the bottom. Two. Hours.
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