Some guys have all the luck. You decide to dig 33 feet down in your backyard, for whatever the hell reason would possess someone to do that, and you hit something major forcing the rest of the neighborhood to spend the weekend at a Comfort Inn by the airport. Some other asshole does it, and makes a major find that archaeologists have been trying to locate for decades.
An Egyptian man was illegally digging in his backyard, and wound up finding a tunnel leading to the Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. the Great Pyramid. It was about 33 feet down and underneath the man's house when the tunnel was discovered. Getting beyond the whole digging a 33 foot hole from boredom, how about digging three stories underneath your fucking house? How good is the weed in Egypt? Bet this guy's homeowner's policy costs some serious bank.
A committee from Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities confirmed the passage to be the causeway of the Great Pyramid, mentioned in the Histories by the Greek Herodotus, who claims to have visited it in the fifth century B.C.
One thing I did not notice from the story was any kind of explanation as to whether or not Captain Dig Dug actually got charged with the illegal digging. Personally, I can't wait for this to wind up on some bullshit reality show- people compulsively digging big damn holes in the ground. The sweeps episode where the guy tries to take credit for the Grand Canyon would be tremendous, if only for the cinematography.
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