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Volcano Porn
#91
They're walking!  why are they walking?   I'd be running.   Confused

But then I wouldn't be anywhere near a volcano anyway so wadda I know?

Shame about their brekky.
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#92
There's an active volcano in Antarctica; one of very few on the planet where you can look down and see magma.
Iirc, it's top is at 12,000 feet, in a very inhospitable continent.
(So cold, and so hot.)

Werner Herzog did a documentary about Antarctica wherein he tagged along to this epic place.

While they're standing at the rim, looking down into Dante's Inferno, the volcano-ist science geeks explains the safety protocol, which i found fascinating:

To paraphrase:

If there is an eruption, which is likely, do not turn and run; don't duck and cover.
Instead, pay attention to the rocks that just went flying into the air, and if one i coming down near you, move to the side so it doesn't kill you.

Antarctica fascinates me, and the volcanoes are the frosting.
In the Herzog doc, they mention two other volcanoes like the one in Antarctica....but they were both in politically troublesome areas.
One is in the Congo.

Turns out, it's easier to go to Antarctica and study that volcano, at high altitude, than to navigate the political hassles of the one in the Congo.

How crazy is that?

Volcanoes are the oozing pustules of Earth, spewing out their hot pus.
And also enabling life on Earth.
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#93
I thought that eruption advice was going to include taking the seated position with the head between the legs kissing the arse goodbye. how disappointing.
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#94
I'm not flexible enough these days to kiss my ass goodbye.
I have trouble putting my foot in my mouth.
Knee flexibility issues.

But there is an asteroid coming close (relatively) to Earth presently.
Closer than the moon.
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#95
(05-15-2018, 07:44 PM)stanky Wrote:  But there is an asteroid coming close (relatively) to Earth presently.
Closer than the moon.

That reminds me...

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160706-in-siberia-in-1908-a-huge-explosion-came-out-of-nowhere
The tentacles glow.
- stanky
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#96
Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury


Quote:The injured man was sitting on a balcony at his home when "lava spatter" - projectile molten rock - landed on him.


"It hit him on the shin and shattered everything there down on his leg," a spokeswoman for the county mayor said.



Lava spatters can weigh "as much a refrigerator", she told Reuters.



The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted at the beginning of May, and the situation for residents has steadily been worsening.
The tentacles glow.
- stanky
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#97
Ouch! Can probably still consider himself lucky.
Love is... that one person whose freshly-warm toilet seat you don't find disgusting.
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