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Volcanoes are so cool. Click previous sentence for more information.
posted by thirteenkiller (33 comments total)

Don't miss the video clips.
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:05 PM on March 8, 2006

Lava is sexy
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:27 PM on March 8, 2006

posted by lemonfridge at 5:52 PM on March 8, 2006

I don't understand this "clicking" thing. Where do I click again? How did I even get here?
posted by iloveit at 6:07 PM on March 8, 2006

Especially when you can create them with a ray from your flying saucer.
posted by tellurian at 6:38 PM on March 8, 2006

posted by Azhruwi at 7:40 PM on March 8, 2006

Ooh! Ooh! I'm going to see one this summer, on the advice of fellow MetaFilterians!
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:47 PM on March 8, 2006

If by "cool" you mean "eventually ending life as we know it"
posted by spock at 8:03 PM on March 8, 2006

Is there another definition of "cool?"
posted by brundlefly at 8:10 PM on March 8, 2006

I'm sure you'll love it, MrMoonPie. I look forward to your report!
posted by Songdog at 8:18 PM on March 8, 2006

The caldera volcano under Yellowstone is going to erupt soon. Like next weekend. party it up whilst you have time.

Thirteenkiller is hot.
posted by exlotuseater at 8:26 PM on March 8, 2006

I think volcanoes are hot.
posted by jouke at 8:28 PM on March 8, 2006

Just you wait, I'll post something hotter and cooler!
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:11 PM on March 8, 2006

Ooo you'd better not! You make me so angry somtimes, TwelveTwo!
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:18 PM on March 8, 2006

I will too!
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:28 PM on March 8, 2006

Post something that is!
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:29 PM on March 8, 2006

Awesome site, great visual narratives, like the one for Aetna. Thanks Vulcan, er, thirteenkiller.
posted by nickyskye at 9:29 PM on March 8, 2006

HA! You just try it!
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:30 PM on March 8, 2006

You're welcome, nickyskye :)
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:30 PM on March 8, 2006

Yeah, nickyskye. Way to encourage her.
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:44 PM on March 8, 2006

Especially ones in Antarctica.
posted by homunculus at 11:43 PM on March 8, 2006

posted by wakko at 11:54 PM on March 8, 2006

I'm not sure I want to visit a volcano with the SOL team
posted by b1tr0t at 12:19 AM on March 9, 2006

[This is good]. Thank you.
posted by loquacious at 12:35 AM on March 9, 2006

Enjoying much, thank you.
posted by vito90 at 1:00 AM on March 9, 2006

Oh! They have a virtual trip of the Tongiriro Crossing! I just did this two months ago when I was visiting New Zealand for school/geology related things. It ranks as the best hike that I've ever done!

The first picture that slide show has is of Mount Ngauruhoe, which is also famous because it is Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings. ;)

My pics from the trip can be viewed here, unfortunately, I don't have them labeled. :( However, the Tongiriro pictures are img_3369 - img_3574.

Definitely check it out if you get a chance, absolutely amazing.

That said, as a geologist, I have to say that volcanoes are definitely cool! Though I might be slightly biased. ;)
posted by RockBandit at 1:06 AM on March 9, 2006

Doh! It's Tongariro! :(
posted by RockBandit at 1:09 AM on March 9, 2006


It's always been one of my life's ambitions to witness a volcanic eruption firsthand. I'd love to throw things into a lava flow, and perhaps take a leak into one.
posted by Eideteker at 9:35 AM on March 9, 2006

Google maps lets you see some active volcanoes.

Kamchatka! (I love saying that):
Klyuchevskaya Sopka
Montserrat (wow!)
Hawaii (zoom in for detail)
Mt. St. Helens
posted by Eideteker at 10:03 AM on March 9, 2006

Eideteker, see my AxMe post on the subject. We're brothers, man. See also the Google map of the Kilauea Caldera area. That little blob of white, just below the road in the upper-right-hand corner of the map, is where we're staying!
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:34 AM on March 9, 2006

Sweet! Danke!
posted by Eideteker at 1:16 PM on March 9, 2006

I saw people pouring water into cooling lava as well as poking an active flow with a trekking pole in Hawaii. This last was strongly discouraged by the park ranger. MrMoonPie, I've added to your AxMe. RockBandit, I love your photos. I've got to start climbing me some mountains.
posted by Songdog at 11:49 AM on March 10, 2006

RockBandit, great photos!
posted by annieb at 2:07 PM on March 12, 2006

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