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(Big Think)   "The massive supervolcano that could wipe out the U.S. is overdue." *looks at news* Yeah, I'll say   (bigthink.com) divider line
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7369 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 May 2020 at 6:20 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-31 4:33:37 PM  
Get back to us on this in 1,000 years
 
2020-05-31 4:36:17 PM  
Sure, fark it - why not?
 
2020-05-31 4:45:11 PM  
That's okay.  The overdue superquake and ensuing supertsunami will put it out.  Just to be safe though, I'm gonna  pile about 5 feet of asbestos all over my house.
 
2020-05-31 4:51:20 PM  

Billy Liar: That's okay.  The overdue superquake and ensuing supertsunami will put it out.  Just to be safe though, I'm gonna  pile about 5 feet of asbestos all over my house.


Just make sure you inject it into your body to prevent SuperCancerEbola
 
2020-05-31 5:04:54 PM  
Oh, why not?  It's just been that kind of year.
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2020-05-31 5:06:47 PM  

Byno: Billy Liar: That's okay.  The overdue superquake and ensuing supertsunami will put it out.  Just to be safe though, I'm gonna  pile about 5 feet of asbestos all over my house.

Just make sure you inject it into your body to prevent SuperCancerEbola


Wait, can't the Murder Hornets take care of that for us?
 
2020-05-31 5:22:22 PM  
If we can't get a giant meteor, a super volcano will do.
 
2020-05-31 5:47:13 PM  
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2020-05-31 5:48:10 PM  
Yeah, but as any real Scientist will tell you: in Geological Terms, "a bit overdue" can still be years and years.
 
2020-05-31 6:20:16 PM  
I think Halloween would seem about right for timing in this script.
 
2020-05-31 6:21:26 PM  
Stop it.
 
2020-05-31 6:21:29 PM  

Combustion: Yeah, but as any real Scientist will tell you: in Geological Terms, "a bit overdue" can still be years and years.


Buzzkill. Why'd ya hafta go and put out our light at the end of this fu*king endless tunnel?
 
2020-05-31 6:22:13 PM  
That does it. I'm watching 2012 tonight.
 
2020-05-31 6:22:15 PM  
I'm putting my money on September.
 
2020-05-31 6:23:47 PM  

Combustion: Yeah, but as any real Scientist will tell you: in Geological Terms, "a bit overdue" can still be years and years.


eons and eons...
 
2020-05-31 6:24:04 PM  
I think the volcano will be the grand finale in December.
 
2020-05-31 6:24:05 PM  
I only click if the weasel-word count in the headline is <2.
 
2020-05-31 6:24:05 PM  
*Looks at Yellowstone*
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2020-05-31 6:24:37 PM  
The giant meteor will plug it up
 
2020-05-31 6:24:58 PM  
Science Isn't Scary Episode 25: Supervolcanoes Aren't Scary
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Calm the fark down.
 
2020-05-31 6:25:57 PM  
*yawn* they keep trotting this crap out at least once a year
Besides, we have already met our doom, his name is Trump
 
2020-05-31 6:26:12 PM  
I'm in
 
2020-05-31 6:28:57 PM  
Oh look, it's this article again.
 
2020-05-31 6:30:33 PM  
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2020-05-31 6:32:32 PM  
There is a workable idea to defuse it. And the other ones around the world. But it would cost money and take 100? years to accomplish. Someday we may be smart enough to start the project. But we have to progress past Faux News and the deplorables first.

Methinks that will never happen. A nuclear WWIII is much more likely. Hello Fallout world. Then the explosion will just add to the carnage.
 
2020-05-31 6:33:58 PM  
Now all we need is an AfterMASH reboot to really top things off.
 
2020-05-31 6:34:00 PM  
725,000 years between  the big 3 eruptions on average.

Still have about 100 millennia to go
 
2020-05-31 6:34:03 PM  
This is why stopping global warming is a bad thing. We need the temperature to be as high as we can get it so that when the ash in the atmosphere drops it by 20 degrees, it won't be so bad.
 
2020-05-31 6:34:24 PM  
That reminds me....

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2020-05-31 6:35:03 PM  
Well at least we are safe from her E-Mails!
 
2020-05-31 6:36:12 PM  
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2020-05-31 6:36:40 PM  
Since looking at light changes its behavior, does thinking about upcoming catastrophes creates them if enough people think about them?

I wonder.
 
2020-05-31 6:37:49 PM  
Yellowstone gets all the press, but there are numerous supervolcanoes around the world. There's a total of 4 S.V. calderas in the U.S.
 
2020-05-31 6:37:49 PM  

FarkingChas: There is a workable idea to defuse it.


Oh do go on
 
2020-05-31 6:38:24 PM  
All any of the geologists said for decades was that Yellowstone wouldn't be due for tens of millions of years. Then someone started telling the tourists "It could go at any time" and they geologists, were like "Well, that's technically true, but..." and ever since the media has been "OMG NOES ANY TIME NOW DERP DERP DERP!!!!" Any time they need a few clicks they trot it out again.

Yellowstone will not erupt for millions of years. Deal with it.
 
2020-05-31 6:39:10 PM  

Bastet1000: [Fark user image 425x312]


One more day.  It's been exhausting.
 
2020-05-31 6:44:21 PM  
Great, then we will have Trump accusing the Forestry Service of attacking his chances at reelection, the stonk market, then claim that volcanoes are liberal/democrats that are influenced by China.
 
2020-05-31 6:45:21 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: [Fark user image 425x534]


Ever since he went through puberty, Elmo just hasn't been the same.

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2020-05-31 6:46:00 PM  
just do it. get this nightmare over with.
 
2020-05-31 6:46:01 PM  
Isn't this pretty much the same article that gets ran about twice a year for the last twenty years or so?

I mean, it's technically true, and it probably will happen at some point, but the leadup to the event would probably be unmistakable and that doesn't seem to be happening yet, and may not in the next ten thousand years.

The downside would be that even with a great deal of advance warning, there's not a lot we could do about it anyway.
 
2020-05-31 6:47:09 PM  
And that's when God starts playing "Yakkity Sax"
 
2020-05-31 6:47:30 PM  
Ah, the monthly Yellowstone article. It's just the year for it, though. I can't wait to see how Trump screws this up.
 
2020-05-31 6:47:46 PM  

hissatsu: Tr0mBoNe: [Fark user image 425x534]

Ever since he went through puberty, Elmo just hasn't been the same.

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Well, wachu spect at them libruhl endocktronation youneeversitees?!?
 
2020-05-31 6:48:53 PM  
Volcano God:

Ba ha ha ha ha! After millennia of slumber it's time again to unleash destruction on this continent!!

Let's see what the inhabitants are up to this time before I rain down fire on them *checks news*

Oh... I see.. Guess I'll go have a sleep in and save this one for when the Cockroaches to get their civilization up and running.
 
2020-05-31 6:49:56 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Ah, the monthly Yellowstone article. It's just the year for it, though. I can't wait to see how Trump screws this up.


He'd survive somehow and say...  I take no responsibility for it.
 
2020-05-31 6:50:51 PM  
At least it's not Beteguese this time.  That sucker is predicted to blow in the next 3 million years.

I can sleep safe tonight.
 
2020-05-31 6:51:45 PM  
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Volcano's do not work that way! Goodnight!
 
2020-05-31 6:52:33 PM  

Billy Liar: That's okay.  The overdue superquake and ensuing supertsunami will put it out.  Just to be safe though, I'm gonna  pile about 5 feet of asbestos all over my house.


What a puss.

Just put a piece of Chinese made dirty cloth over your face and continue buy essential items on Amazon and you will be fine.

Don't worry, you can return those items that don't fit or you used for free. Landfills need to be filled. That's what landfills do.
 
2020-05-31 6:54:47 PM  

pxlboy: Sure, fark it - why not?


don't be a pussy. Things are orders of magnitude less worse than they were during WWII.
 
2020-05-31 6:55:05 PM  
Let's just pull this bandaid off all at once.
 
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