Mommy, Where's Grandpa?: Video Of Sinkhole Swallowing 80-Year Old Man In China

July 25, 2018


Because the earth feasts on the brittle bones of our geriatrics, this is a video from someone filming a computer monitor playing some security cam footage (plus some bonus up close and personal footage of the rescue afterwards) of a sinkhole opening in a parking lot in Jiamusi City, China and gobbling up an 80+ year old man. Thankfully, the hole was only about six feet deep, and the man sustained no serious injuries. And people wonder why I'm afraid to leave my apartment. "Sinkholes?" Among a few other things. "Like what?" Absolutely everything else, including air quality. Slip a nudie magazine under my door?

Hit the jump for the video. Also, props to everyone who came rushing to the hole to help instead of away from it like I would have done.

Thanks to Christian, who agrees this is exactly why we all need personal jetpacks.

  • No Nose Nosferatu

    Such a hideous language and culture...

  • No Nose Nosferatu

    This shit is hilarious.

  • fl260

    The earth opened up underneath him.
    Let that sink in...

  • Jenness

    Not sure how screeching at him by a mob is supposed to be helpful. That was really loud and no wonder he looked so confused.

  • Draco Basileus

    Well, that sinks.

  • Beard

    I thought maybe he'd come out the other side in America.

  • Douchy McDouche

    I hope he's ok. My heart sank when I saw this.

  • Robin Munro

    Not as much as his did!

  • TheQiwiMan

    Holy crap! Poor guy, glad he's okay!

  • GeneralDisorder

    Of all the irrational nonsensical phobias I have, sinkholes are probably the least irrational.

  • Doog

    GW, what happens when your apartment building falls into a sinkhole? No amount of nudie mags is gonna make that okay,

  • Geekologie

    quantify 'no amount'

  • Doog

    Hmm. This feels like a trap. Like an apartment full of nudie mags falling into a sinkhole kind of trap.

  • TheQiwiMan


  • Meh

    Amazing phenomena, not very nice of mother earth to go for the elderly when there's a child so close.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Natural selection. Old guy had his chance to breed. Now he needs to die and make room for the young.

  • Eric Ord

    I thought old people were supposed to be wise.


  • Irina Abramovich

    Old people are supposed to fall in sink holes for us all to learn from, you're right.

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