Though the concept of religion and by extension, hell and heaven, is one that is routinely mocked by 17 year-old-kids who think putting Carl Sagan quotes on a picture of the Milky Way is somehow a way of hitting back at the man (read, their mothers). The gates to Hell are something anyone reading this can go visit. Providing they speak fluent Turkish.
To clarify, we mean Greek hell. Pluto’s Gates are noted in Greek mythology by men with tremendous beards as a cave where birds drop of the sky due to the toxic fumes. In Hierapolis, Turkey, researchers found a cave that does exactly that after it was assumed lost. Due to an immense amount of carbon dioxide, the cave is all but inaccessible without modern equipment and it’s constantly surrounded by a thick mist to boot. A mist, which kills the ever loving crap out of anything that spends too long within it, as ancient philosophers discovered when they threw sparrows into the cave to see if the eerie, boiling hot foul smelling mist was in someway dangerous. Hey, they weren’t all geniuses.
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