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(Scientific American)   PSA: Volcanoes have a threat level, and Mexico just raised one to Yellow 3 (which is one level below Brown 1)   (scientificamerican.com ) divider line 57
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2013-05-14 04:50:13 AM  
I thought 2 was brown.

Jeebus H. Christmas... Has that changed, too? Can't you kids leave anything alone?
 
2013-05-14 07:24:54 AM  
Considering the Fark headline, this bit from TFA got a chuckle out of me:  Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City on Sunday morning after observing an increased level of explosive activity.
 
2013-05-14 07:35:47 AM  
And when was the last time anyone thought to appease the volcano goddess Chantico?
 
2013-05-14 08:17:55 AM  
It's those damn drug gangs again!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-14 08:18:03 AM  
If I can't pronounce it, it can't hurt me.
 
2013-05-14 08:18:09 AM  
Summer of the Volcano.  I'm calling it.
 
2013-05-14 08:20:06 AM  
Quick, somebody ask Bobby Jindal for comment!
 
2013-05-14 08:22:31 AM  
So "Yellow 2" is the third highest? Is that some Messican metric system for volcanoes?

/double and add 32?
//half your age plus 7?
 
2013-05-14 08:23:03 AM  
Don't wanna land in Mexico.
No no no.
 
2013-05-14 08:25:21 AM  

ZAZ: If I can't pronounce it, it can't hurt me.


You can pronounce it, and it's actually fun to say.  "Poe-poe-cat-a-petal".  I like to talk about volcanoes just so that I can say that name.
 
2013-05-14 08:29:11 AM  
THAT'S RACIST !!!11!uno!!
 
2013-05-14 08:31:37 AM  
Just turn them inside out. That will allow a good week before reevaluating the next threat level.
 
2013-05-14 08:32:30 AM  
"...Yellow 3 (which is one level below Brown 1)"

And standing by... Red 6
media.ignimgs.com

stay on target...
 
2013-05-14 08:33:23 AM  
There's a refried bean joke in there somewhere......
 
2013-05-14 08:37:11 AM  

xanadian: Considering the Fark headline, this bit from TFA got a chuckle out of me:  Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City on Sunday morning after observing an increased level of explosive activity.


VOLCANO POOP THREAD
 
2013-05-14 08:38:51 AM  

TalonZahn: There's a refried bean joke in there somewhere......


Looks like Xenu had Taco Bell last night?
 
2013-05-14 08:39:25 AM  
Threat Level: 3 Jindals
 
2013-05-14 08:39:26 AM  
I thought yellow was one and brown was two.
 
2013-05-14 08:39:44 AM  
drawception.com
One of many treasures under a GIS of "VOLCANO POOP".

/I'll let you find the rest
//Safe search is up to you...as is not transposing the words.
 
2013-05-14 08:41:25 AM  

TalonZahn: There's a refried bean joke in there somewhere......


What does he say...?
cdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2013-05-14 08:47:23 AM  
I thought it was Brown 25 (Another product from Uranus).
 
2013-05-14 08:47:43 AM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2013-05-14 08:48:23 AM  

LonMead: TalonZahn: There's a refried bean joke in there somewhere......

What does he say...?
[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 300x231]


I feel a hot wind, on my shoulder
Coming in from south of the border...
 
2013-05-14 08:51:17 AM  
Well that's obviously what they get for legalizing gay marriage and rejecting christianity.
 
2013-05-14 08:59:45 AM  

Luminiferous Aether: [drawception.com image 300x250]
One of many treasures under a GIS of "VOLCANO POOP".

/I'll let you find the rest
//Safe search is up to you...as is not transposing the words.


Transposing the words yielded this near the top of the first page.

i41.tinypic.com

/Challenge accepted
//Safesearch off
///No quotes
 
2013-05-14 09:03:32 AM  
And yesterday we had a story about bulldozing a Mayan temple....

Coincidence?
 
2013-05-14 09:09:17 AM  
hey, they were just trying to help!

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-14 09:20:55 AM  
how many million people live within the potential pyroclastic flow zone?

brace for the biggest mexican themed barbeque ever
 
2013-05-14 09:24:58 AM  
Lets see if Mexico outdoes Pompei
 
2013-05-14 09:26:49 AM  
anyone rember what the area of damage Mt St Helens made when it blew way back when?

that volcano is only 50 miles away...
 
2013-05-14 09:33:46 AM  

jermadem: hey, they were just trying to help!

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 300x225]


+1   Thankyouthankyouthankyou.  That's the first thing I thought of too.
 
2013-05-14 09:36:16 AM  
www.cenapred.unam.mx
 
2013-05-14 09:45:44 AM  

ZAZ: If I can't pronounce it, it can't hurt me.


Try this one:

25.media.tumblr.com

Haven't heard if this one is waking up. They are really close together.
 
2013-05-14 09:45:55 AM  
Great...my parents live near the Volcano.
Pretty cool views of the monster.  I've always wanted to hike the thing but now..maybe not so much.
 
2013-05-14 09:50:30 AM  
"these food dyes (Red 3, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, and Blue 2) which make up over half of the food dyes used each year have been shown to cause cancer.  (1985)"

Yellow 3 causes Volcanoes?
 
2013-05-14 10:00:58 AM  

Trik: anyone rember what the area of damage Mt St Helens made when it blew way back when?

that volcano is only 50 miles away...


If I remember it was around 30 miles in on direction and 5 miles in another.  So depending on what side blows up.  The heavy  ash went for many many miles though I think 75-100 in come cases.
 
2013-05-14 10:02:35 AM  
If its yellow, let it mellow....
 
2013-05-14 10:12:31 AM  
i54.photobucket.com

In other news Bear attacks are down to "Winnie".
 
2013-05-14 10:17:03 AM  

Luminiferous Aether: xanadian: Considering the Fark headline, this bit from TFA got a chuckle out of me:  Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City on Sunday morning after observing an increased level of explosive activity.

VOLCANO POOP THREAD


Popo is coming out.
 
2013-05-14 10:19:32 AM  
Good, no beige warnings!
 
2013-05-14 10:36:44 AM  
That poor farmer was just trying to plow his field.
 
2013-05-14 10:57:33 AM  

Edge.bot: how many million people live within the potential pyroclastic flow zone?

brace for the biggest mexican themed barbeque ever


That made me laugh more than it should have.
/Thermal insulated seat, please.
 
2013-05-14 11:36:09 AM  
d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old
 
2013-05-14 11:40:33 AM  

inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old


I hazard to guess you knew all about the Brown Warning that day

/shorts
 
2013-05-14 11:47:17 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old

I hazard to guess you knew all about the Brown Warning that day

/shorts


begged mom to let us play in it cause it looked like it was snowing
 
2013-05-14 01:01:48 PM  
For those interested, a few version of the myth behind the volcano and a small mountain nearby.
 
2013-05-14 01:26:55 PM  

Nilatir: That poor farmer was just trying to plow his field.


maybe one was, a very loonnnng time ago.  I thought it was the one that started in 1943, that was Paricutin.  First volcano to have been observed from birth to extinction in recorded history.

Paricutin
 
2013-05-14 01:42:26 PM  

inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old


I am so jealous. When I was a kid, I wanted to see a volcano so bad that I spent a not-inconsiderable amount of time trying to poke holes through the earth's crust with a stick.

Actually, I still really want to see a volcano, but I can't afford to visit Hawaii and I'm not stupid enough to get close to a less predictable one.
 
2013-05-14 02:16:01 PM  

Luminiferous Aether: xanadian: Considering the Fark headline, this bit from TFA got a chuckle out of me:  Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City on Sunday morning after observing an increased level of explosive activity.

VOLCANO POOP THREAD


OK, POPO IS COMING OUT...

BetterMetalSnake: ZAZ: If I can't pronounce it, it can't hurt me.

Try this one:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

Haven't heard if this one is waking up. They are really close together.


Iztaccihuatl hasn't erupted in historical time, so we're probably safe...

/if it does erupt, it'll be a big one
 
2013-05-14 02:49:48 PM  
www.propublica.org

\ You're slipping, FARK.
 
2013-05-14 03:45:26 PM  

gglibertine: inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old

I am so jealous. When I was a kid, I wanted to see a volcano so bad that I spent a not-inconsiderable amount of time trying to poke holes through the earth's crust with a stick.

Actually, I still really want to see a volcano, but I can't afford to visit Hawaii and I'm not stupid enough to get close to a less predictable one.


Have you been to Yellowstone? It's closer to you and more affordable than Hawaii, and it's technically active according to the National Park Service. (The geysers sure are!) So, really, you could easily go camping and hiking in the mouth of an active supervolcano. It probably won't erupt while you're there, though.

/Probably
 
2013-05-14 03:51:38 PM  

inner ted: Clemkadidlefark: inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old

I hazard to guess you knew all about the Brown Warning that day

/shorts

begged mom to let us play in it cause it looked like it was snowing


Sweet Babbling Buddha
 
2013-05-14 04:01:05 PM  

dittybopper: ZAZ: If I can't pronounce it, it can't hurt me.

You can pronounce it, and it's actually fun to say.  "Poe-poe-cat-a-petal".  I like to talk about volcanoes just so that I can say that name.

This.

 
2013-05-14 04:19:51 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: inner ted: Clemkadidlefark: inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old

I hazard to guess you knew all about the Brown Warning that day

/shorts

begged mom to let us play in it cause it looked like it was snowing

Sweet Babbling Buddha


2.bp.blogspot.com
almost positive that's portland

not me - but that's how we had to go outside for a few days / weeks after
 
2013-05-14 04:23:05 PM  
stupid fark

stupid no preview unless i take the time to preview which i dont care to do
 
2013-05-14 04:48:04 PM  

inner ted: [d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net image 850x637]

saw this happen
33 years ago now?
/old


That's freaking terrifying.
 
2013-05-15 05:40:57 PM  

Trik: anyone rember what the area of damage Mt St Helens made when it blew way back when?

that volcano is only 50 miles away...


That is kind of what I was thinking. I don't know the exact range of the damage but I do recall it was an odd one as it blew sideways after a landslide, rather than up. Hell, I recall t he ash falling here in NorCal. People 10s of miles away died in the gasses. I don't know the range of pyroclastic (SP?)  flows, but I think 50 miles is pushing it for a 'normal' volcano. Still, with the 10 million in the city alone, if that thing significantly erupts and the winds are blowing the wrong way, this could end very badly! If you know anyone who lives there, I highly recommend they take vacation elsewhere, quickly.
 
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