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Resident Gives a Tour of His Underground Digs in Coober Pedy, Australia


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The Australian mining city of Coober Pedy (previously featured at Neatorama) is fascinating in that should you drive in, you might think it was a ghost town. Yet actually the outback town, rich with opal deposits, is located almost entirely underground. That's certainly OK with residents who, if it weren't for their subterranean escapes, would face regular, sweltering temperatures up to 125 degrees fahrenheit.

The land above ground may be more of a stranger to locals, but it's been used as the backdrop for several beloved movies, including Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. 

In this footage filmed by Great Big Story, a resident gives viewers a look at his underground quarters, as well as that of other spaces, both private and public. Via Laughing Squid


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