As if natural gas exploration in Payette County couldn't get any stranger, the latest shake-up (and they mean that quite literally) involves something called "vibroseising," which will create mini earthquakes, sending seismic waves through the Earth's crust, ultimately creating a 3D image that will direct geologists on where to start drilling. Not bizarre enough for you? Well, to assist their demonstration to Payette County farmers, geologists displayed giant images of fetuses, stating, "The picture of this unborn baby uses the same type of seismogram as we use in creating the 3D images of the subsurface. We'll record sound waves the same ways."
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