Enter This Week's Caption Contest!

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July 28 2011 11:36 AM

This Picture Is Worth 20 Words: July 28, 2011

Welcome to Slate’s weekly caption contest. All we’re going to tell you about this image is that it was taken in the last couple of weeks. Post your captions—20 words or fewer—in the comments section. 






The winner: Will Kruisbrink
Two hikers chance upon Tiger Woods' private wormhole to an alternate universe, where Elin never found out.

The runner-up: Natasha Lessnik Tibbott
The finer points of putting are pointless on the black hole green.

What was actually going on:
This picture isn’t of a golf course, but of a garden installation called The Big Dig, located in Xian, China. Created by the German design firm Topotek1, this artificial grass exhibit plays off the concept of “digging a hole to China.” The hole emits sounds recorded on the other side of the world, including commuters in New York City and cows in Argentina.



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Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

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