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Volcano fallout warning

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by DaveNW, May 16, 2018.

  1. DaveNW

    DaveNW TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Be careful out there. Unless you need a new fridge...

    Dave

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  2. Passepartout

    Passepartout TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Now, THERE's a typo for you. Or maybe that's a malapropism. But I think they meant to say, 'Fridge-sized rocks'. Funny! (but not if you're under one)

    Jim
     
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    slip TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Where does the volcano get all the refrigerators?:)
     
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    What other sized refrigerators are there?
     
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    This could be quite a good deal for locals:

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    slip TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Deliver
    Delivery could be a little spotty.
     
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    There was a follow-up story that was equally interesting ...

    Kono, Hawaii (AP) -- A Seattle man identified as Dave W. was arrested after an altercation at a TSA checkpoint at the Kono airport. Dave was carrying a souvenir that he pick up off the ground near the Kilauea volcano ... a fridge sized, refrigerator. Dave had already checked two suitcases and was insisting on boarding his flight to Oahu with the refrigerator as a carry-on. The TSA officer on duty said that the refrigerator was too big to qualify. When Dave argued the point, a TSA supervisor was brought over and asked Dave to attempt to put the refrigerator into a rack that indicated the maximum size for a carry on. Dave chose to drop the refrigerator on the official's foot instead. Dave is currently being held without bail pending a hearing.
     
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    Oh Dave, we hardly knew ye!
     
  9. klpca

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    You know Pele is really mad when she busts out the refrigerators.

    Btw, what was Dave thinking? You can't take things from the volcano.
     
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    Ouch, I wouldn't want a refrigerator dropped on my foot. :oops:
     
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    Hopefully they're the antique style with the rounded corners, the modern sharp edge could really hurt.
     
  12. T_R_Oglodyte

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    Can they be used in case of a nuclear blast?

     
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    Kilauea's Lava Is Now Spilling Into the Ocean. Here's Why That's Dangerous
    By — Nsikan Akpan/ Science/ PBS News Hour/ pbs.org

    "Late Saturday, Kilauea’s lava oozed into the Pacific Ocean for the first time since the volcano began erupting on May 4. The resulting cloud prompted the U.S. Geological Survey to issue a warning for “laze,” better known as “lava haze” — the dense white plume created when the molten rock meets water. This violent collision emits a mixture of glass shards and a corrosive substance on par with battery acid, to the peril of anyone downwind.

    As bad as it sounds, this poisonous haze may not be the most dangerous part of lava sliding into the ocean. The PBS NewsHour spoke with a pair of scientists about the hazards that Kilauea might pose before it finishes erupting.

    Glass cement for your lungs
    If you could stare into the milky plume of Kilaeua’s laze, you would see lava cooling very quickly into clear glass.

    “When you pick up a chunk of lava in Hawaii, it has this almost iridescent glassy sheen to it because it’s cooled into a volcanic glass. There are no crystals in it,” said Erik Klemetti, a volcanologist at Denison University in Ohio.

    But the combination of hot rock and water also produces steam, which has enough force to instantly shatter the lava-based glass into miniscule shards.

    Klemetti said people see these glass shards all the time, even if they don’t realize it — the shards are the main component of volcanic ash. They’re smaller than grains of sand, he said, but if you look at them under a microscope, their edges are shaped into cusps or crescents...."

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