The Deadliest Volcano in the World

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you might have noticed I'm a little bit interested in volcanoes.  I wrote about Mt. St. Helens and Vesuvius and I'll probably get around to marking their anniversary again some day, too.  To the western world, these are probably the most widely known active volcanoes.  The

2016-08-25T14:22:30-06:00Friday, August 26, 2016|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: , |

The Death of Pompeii

"Vesuvius from Portici" by Joseph Wright It’s a week for a lot of historical events, but this one is one of the more interesting events for me personally. I seem to have grown an interest in volcanoes over the last few years. One of my favourite movies is Dante’s Peak, which was a

2016-08-25T13:52:26-06:00Sunday, August 24, 2014|Categories: Historical Stuff|Tags: , , |

Mt. St. Helens – 33 Years Ago Today

When Mt. St. Helens blew its top thirty-three years ago today, the explosion was so powerful, it was 1,600 times greater than the Hiroshima bomb. Despite weeks of warning earthquakes and the extraordinary work of geologists who had kept the public away from the volcano despite tourism pressure, fifty-seven people died in the resulting explosions,

2016-08-25T13:49:29-06:00Saturday, May 18, 2013|Categories: Fun Stuff, Historical Stuff|Tags: , |