Volcano snails exist. Their shells are made of iron and they live around hydrothermal vents that can reach up to 750 Β°F. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned about the Hawaiin volcano Mauna Kea, the tallest peak in the state. It is the tallest mountain in the world if measured from it's underwater base, can receive snowfall in the winter, and is believed to have a small area of permafrost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
Volcano snails exist. They live near hydrothermal vents in temperatures upto 750 degrees Fahrenheit and have shells with an outer layer of iron sulfides zmescience.com/science/sn…
The year 536 is considered by some scholars to be the worst year ever to be alive due to volcanos, extreme weather, and famine throughout Europe and Asia sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Today I learned of ParicutΓ­n, a 682 ft Volcano that arose from a Mexican farmer's field in less than a day in 1943 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Scientists discovered sharks that are living in an active underwater volcano. Divers cannot investigate because they would get burns from the acidity and heat. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The island of Maui is a "volcanic doublet," formed from two shield volcanoes that overlapped one another to form an isthmus between them. The larger, younger volcano to the east, Haleakalā, rises to more than 10,000 feet above sea level, and measures 5 miles (8.0 km) from seafloor to summit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
There is an islet in Hawaii formed of the remains of a shield volcano several times more massive than the big island, but which has eroded down to a tiny uninhabited rock. It is still earth's most massive volcano or mountain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
The only thing which stopped current winner of 'FIFA Best Men's footballer' award Robert Lewandowski from signing for Blackburn Rovers in 2009 was that Icelandic volcano which grounded so many flights. bbc.co.uk/sport/football/…
The eruption of the Huaynaputina volcano in Peru in 1600, had significant effects on Earth's climate (Little Ice Age), decreasing temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, causing floods, famines and cold waves. The climate disruption caused social upheaval in many countries such as Russia. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Australia has a few β€œactive” volcanos meaning they’ve erupted in the last 10k years, could erupt again and scientists are pushing for a volcanic eruption action plan. lighthouse.mq.edu.au/arti…
Ol Doinyo Lengai is the only volcano in the world to erupt natrocarbonatite lava, a very cool (relatively speaking) lava that does not glow red during daytime and instead appears black. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol_…
There is a volcano in British Columbia officially named, "The Volcano." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas. The strange greenish soil is from an extinct volcano and a local farmer discovered diamonds laying in the dirt. Although the site was professionally mined for a time, it's now a state park where visitors can hunt for diamonds and other gemstones. arkansasstateparks.com/pa…
The capital of Montserratβ€”a UK territoryβ€”has been abandoned since a volcano destroyed it in 1997. It is the only ghost town that is also the capital of a political territory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ply…
The highest peak from sea level is Mt Everest reaching 29,029 feet while the tallest mountain is Mauna Kea, a volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii reaching 33,500 feet oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
Despite only erupting 4 times, the Sangay Volcano is Ecuador's most active volcano with its current eruption lasting since 1934 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala has erupted almost every hour for the past 94 years. video.nationalgeographic.…
Today I learned about Mount Yasur, an active volcano that has been erupting nearly continuously for several hundred years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Hawaii allows people to throw their beloved's ashes into their volcanos, as long as you pay a $25 permit and do it discreetly. nps.gov/havo/learn/manage…
Today I learned of the Inca Maiden mummy which is 500 years old but still looks eerily lifelike. It was discovered near the summit of the volcano Llullaillaco and is one of 3 mummies of children who were sacrificed as part of a religious ritual. youtube.com/watch?v=UYKKb…
Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, is renowned for having an almost perfect cone. Mayon Volcano Natural Park is located in the eight cities and municipalities that has jurisdiction of the mountain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Today I learned about the presocratic philosopher Empedocles. He claimed to have magical powers and a divine status, and would walk around Sicily in a large purple robe. Apparently, he died when he jumped into Etna, an active volcano, to prove to his followers that he really was a god. iep.utm.edu/empedocl/
Olympus Mons, the tallest known volcano in the solar system, has such a gradual slope that someone standing at the base couldn't see the summit because it's beyond the horizon. wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympu…
Mount Shishaldin, an active volcano in Alaska is in the shape of a perfect cone, with perfectly circular contours above 2000m. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Olympus Mons (Mar's tallest volcano at 22km tall) has edges that consists of cliffs that are up to 8km high, almost as high as Mt. Everest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oly…
The Republic of Vanuatu (on a small Pacific island) has an underwater post office, and a post box on the rim of an active volcano vanuatupost.vu/index.php/…
A volcano eruption in Martinique in 1902 eradicated a city of 30.000. Of the 3 survivors, one was a man who ended up in jail after a brawl the night before. His underground solitary cell was the safest building in the city en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
A Giant Tortoise, the last confirmed sighting of which, was in 1906, was discovered in 2019. The female Tortoise was discovered on Fernandia, an active shield volcano on the Galapagos Islands. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The smallest volcano in the world its just 13 meters and its located in the middle of a city in Mexico geo-mexico.com/?p=883
In 1943 a farmer was preparing his land when a volcano started growing under his feet. The volcano, known as ParicutΓ­n would grow to a 424m high cone and engulf 2 towns in lava. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
A volcano 200 years ago killed at least 10,000 people in Indonesia and coated earth in a climate cooling layer of ash that blocked the sun nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned about Vulcan point, which is an island in a lake in a volcano, in a bigger lake inside another island inside the Pacific Ocean jsis.washington.edu/seac/…
There is giant, hot pink slug. It is only found in a single, isolated forest on an extinct volcano in Australia. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
That, if we measure the height of moutain from the center of the Earth (which is the same for everybody) and not from sea-level (which is fluctuating and sometimes, hard to calculate), the highest peak on Earth is the Chimporazo Volcano in Chile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
After being stung by the Warrior Wasp, sting pain index creator Justin Schmidt described the pain as, "torture, you are chained in the flow of an active volcano. Why did I start this list?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Today I learned of super volcanos, including the one in Yosemite National Park. These types are different from regular volcanos because they don’t have the typical steep sides and are instead depressions in the ground. They are thousands of times larger than any other volcanic eruption. nps.gov/yell/learn/nature…
When the Krakatoa volcano erupted in 1883, It was so powerful that it ruptured the eardrums of sailors 64 km (40 miles) away on ships in the Sunda Strait en.wikipedia.org/wiki/188…
Plymouth, the capital of the island country Montserrat, has 0 inhabitants. It was built near a volcano which erupted in 1997, substantially burning the town and burying it in ashes. The town was evacuated, but remains the de jure capital, making it the ony ghost-town capital in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ply…
There is a mud volcano that has been erupting since May 2006 in Sidoarjo, Indonesia. Although it has been contained with levees, mud floodings are still an often recurrance disrupting local highways and villages earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
Mars has the tallest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons is roughly 22km tall and has a diameter of 600km marspedia.org/Olympus_Mon…
Today I learned about Paricutin, a 1,400 foot volcano that formed over the course of a 9 year eruption from 1942-1951. Before the volcano formed, the land was flat farmland, and just before formation there were hundreds of earthquakes and farmers reported hearing thunder even though the skies were clear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
In 1902 when the volcano of Mt Pelee erupted on the island of Martinque, the town of St Pierre was totally destoryed Ludger Sylbaris was one of only three survivors. The night before the eruption he was arrested and put in solitory confinement only to be rescued with severe burns 4 days later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud…
George Lucas already planned out Obi Wan and Anakin's fight in Mustafar (or at least a volcano) when creating the original Star Wars. rollingstone.com/movies/m…
The August 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano "generated a pressure wave that . . . traveled 3-1/2 [3.5, three and one half] times around the world." "It produced the loudest sound ever recorded." "And it produced one of the most destructive and deadliest non-seismic tsunamis." usgs.gov/media/videos/pub…
Today I learned about the volcano that created Bermuda is unlike any on Earth. Also that Bermuda was created by a volcano. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
There is a volcano in Indonesia that spews red lava during the day, but glows neon blue at night geologyin.com/2014/06/spe…
There were volcanos erupting on the moon when dinosaurs existed space.com/27424-volcanoes…
There is an hermitage inside the crater of an inactive volcano in Spain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula has the highest concentration of active (29) volcanos on Earth. Separated by only 180 kilometers (110 miles), 4 of them, Shiveluch, Bezymianny, Tolbachik, and Kizimen were all erupting simultaneously on January 11, 2013. earthobservatory.nasa.gov…

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