Flaming Volcano and Name that Lava!

Photograph by Inge Bild.

Photograph by Inge Bild. Click on the image to enlarge.

As Kilgharrah told everyone last friday she was expecting puppies. It took a bit longer, and the labour took a bit of time, so she needed to rest. As a poor substitute for her evil-minded riddles we will have a Name that Lava competition.

One point will be awarded for the name of the lava in question, another point will be awarded for the volcano that caused the lava, and the third point will be awarded for which famous building was constructed with this particular lava. So, all in all 3 points to be had.

Flaming Volcano

Flaming Volcano, the drink of choice for any true volcanoholic.

Flaming Volcano, the drink of choice for any true volcanoholic.

In the past we have had Lava cakes, Volcano cakes, Volcano chocolate, but to the best of my knowledge we have not had a volcanic drink in the Friday Volcano Bar here at Volcanocafé. It is well overdue I think. Here is my suggested drink, and rest assured that I will drink this one during the weekend.

This drink is a large tropical coctail meant to be shared between several people. It should for very many reasons be served with long straws, if not you will have people with burning hair kissing each other. The drink was originally invented in Hawaii in the early fifties by a crafty surfer who wanted a drink to share with his friends. It later became popular in Chile during the time of Augusto Pinochet, probably because they wanted to place him over a Flaming Volcano. The recipé is in centiliters.

3 Silver rum
3 Brandy
3 Dark rum (preferably at 60 percent)
12 Orange juice, or Pineapple-orange juice
6 Squeezed lime or unsweetened lime juice
6 Almond syrup

Put in a blender with two scoops of ice and blend. Pour into the bowl and garnish with pineapple and maraschino cherries, or any other tropical fruit you have at home. Insert a tiny bowl into it with a tad of the 60 percent rum in it, light it up and serve. Serves two people, multiply if you are more people. Friendly hint, test the burning bowls abillity to float in the larger bowl beforehand…

Vesuvius

Commenter Ursh found an old newsreel of Vesuvius last eruption. I thought it would be a perfect friday night movie together with a Flaming Volcano.

CARL

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97 thoughts on “Flaming Volcano and Name that Lava!

  1. Just a short note:
    There will be hurricane wind force south of Vatnajökull and in the Eastfjords. So, do expect a lot of noise on the SILs and that most, if not all earthquakes will not be detected.

    I am going to Ding in the usual fashion when someone has given a correct answer…

  2. Probably too obvious, But my guess for the volcano is Campi Flegrei and Trachyte (more specifically Neapolitan Yellow Tuff for the lava. Assuming I don’t fall through the trapdoor into the dungeon again that is.

  3. Just watched the Vesuviovid, nice find Ursh; highly recommended 🙂
    It’s a shame in a way, those guys must’ve had so much footage that didn’t make it into the newsreel, and maybe even ended up on the cutting room floor…Would be fascinating to see what else they filmed…

    • You know, I would be surprised if more than a few seconds where missing out of the hundreds of hours of film they took.
      Castle was there under contract of the US War Department to make documentary films for the home propaganda. The guys who filmed that had been following the frontline since landing day, and you can notice that they were not scared, few would take shots that close up to a volcano today. All of the film taken was US Army property.
      I bet that the raw film is still stored in the Congressional War Archive somewhere. One of our American friends could probably even get access to it. I once heard that nobody have seen 75 percent of all the photage taken since the end of the war.

      • That would explain why every year there is a new documentary series with unseen footage from WW2…
        That 10 minute newsreel gives an idea of how extensively they filmed; aerial shots, summit shots, people shots, long shots, disaster shots, pahoehoe shots, etc etc, what they didn’t use could be an absolute volcanological goldmine 🙂

        • You know that they shipped in film via shipfull?
          The idea was to both have material for propaganda, but also for future historians, and for usage in the Pentagon on how to device better battlefield tactics. So they opened the wallet wide.
          Yepp, that is how the new documentaries come about. Someone goes into the archive, blows away a bit of dust, and then haul out an hour or so of new programming.

          Yes, it is very good filming. I guess it would take a photographer who has been shot at and shelled daily for a couple of months to go that close to a very large active volcano. “Hell, that ain’t no nazi, it is safe!”

          • What struck me was the shot of the kids leaving at the very last second…The cameraperson was in the safer place for that one…

            • Had a family friend who was on a Bomber crew as a waist gunner.They flew by the erupting
              Vesuvius more than once.Had some really cool pictures .He gave his extensive collection
              of really good photos to the university back in the 80’s .New archivist at the library-threw them out last year…. Along with much other WW2 related stuff… “Not relevant..”
              I love Baby Boomers…
              Grrr..
              (BTW I’m one myself..)

            • How could anyone who calls himself an “archivist” throw out irreplaceable items such as this? If he (she) didn’t think they were relevant to the university, they could have been put up for auction. Someone would have loved to have these items in his/her collection and the university could have put a few pennies in it’s coffers. I just love narrow minded thinking – NOT

            • My father was in Naples when Vesuvius erupted! He was part of Royal Navy liaison with the American Army. I should have talked to him more about it – all I remember him saying was that he was going for a drink and walked round a corner and a wall of lava was at the end of the street so he retraced his steps and found another bar!

              [Rant mode on] I’m working as an archivist at the moment and I used to work in a Museum – there’s no way any “professional” archivist would throw out material that has been donated. If it has been accessioned to a Museum it needs the Board of Trustees (or whoever the ruling committee is) to decide it is no longer required and it should be offered to another suitable museum after discussions with the donor (or surviving family). There are usually all sorts of rules and regulations to stop this happening. If they have done it then I’d have serious misgivings about the way the place is being run, [Rant mode off].

            • Not dealing with archiving… but while rummaging through an old trunk… I found a receipt for a family. Knowing the reputation that my grandfather had as the person to go to if you needed help with your crop or to borrow a team of mules, the last thing I want to do is to turn something like that over to be seen or used by people with an agenda. I wonder how much history is pigeon holed away due to similar circumstances or reasons?

              *the date on the receipt predates my grandfather and was likely from one of his parents or relatives.

          • This “Archivist” is still there. Have worked with a good bit of our Union County Historical
            society, and there has been a wholesale dumping of 1890’s-to 1950’s material, thanks to this
            ah, woman. They have managed to pressure her into not dumping material related to the local
            area. But it’s done all in the name of saving money and relevancy.
            She has managed to get on the bad side of the board of Regents,BTW. This isn’t over..
            My Uncle offered a complete collection of WW2 photos of the local airport/training base.
            to the University. -They took them. Now they are gone. fortunately, the historical society
            has duplicates…
            I’m of the opinion that a large percentage of Baby Boomers in the USA think history only
            started with them….

            • It’s not just Boomers.. it’s most people in general.

              That’s one of the reasons why the “easily alarmed” are the way they are.

              When a mundane storm like Sandy blows through, they think it’s the worst thing that ever happened to humanity. It’s part hubris, part idiocy, and zero recognition of history.

              Throw a subversive political agenda in there for good measure, and you get what you see on the news every night.

      • One of our American friends could probably even get access to it.

        Not going anywhere near that cesspool of a city… (Washington DC) I’d rather go to Montgomery Alabama. At least there the police would respond. Maybe even Birmingham… and it’s reportedly worse.

        I’ve really been wanting to go to Montgomery. Just north of it is the Wetumpka impact site.

        just east of downtown [Wetumpka] showcase the eroded remains of a 5-mile (8.0 km) wide impact crater that was blasted into the bedrock…

        At the time, the area was a shallow sea and Jackson Volcano was still erupting.

        I’ve been past it several times, but only once while knowing what was there. Unfortunately, I was taking my wife and stepkid’s to see to the affairs of their recently deceased dad. I never was fond of that man… but I did acquire the proper ribbons for his Uniform and set up his ribbon bar. I felt obligated, and it was the Chiefly thing to do. (I’m a retired CPO). The last time I had seen him alive, we were getting ready to throw down in the parking lot of a local bar.

  4. Hi

    Pumice from the Laacher See area ?

    As for the vesuvius video, it is a good thing you have put it back here. Is is really worth seeing, there is really a wealth of information on the lavas (quite fluid in fact) and on the destructions caused by the lava flows on the neighbouring villages. Thanks to Ursh again for diggin that out.

    • That answer definitely came to my mind, too. Especially these blue specks look like the typical Hauyn. But then, I think I´m too biased after my vacation ;-).

      • Hi Chryphia
        I was in he Eifel 2 weeks ago, but more to the west, near Daun .There is a small geyser nearby and a quite few maars, but the landscape is a bit difficult to assess as vegetation has got back. By the way Hauy ( a french cleric) is one of the founding fathers of mineralogy, he produced on of the first classification of minerals according to their cristallisation systems. When I go back I’ll try to find some Hauyite for my collection.

        • One week earlier and we could have met! It´s a beautiful landscape, isn´t it? 🙂
          Last day we went to the Wingertsbergwand where I found some pumice with hauyne.

    • But where did you find 60 ° dark rum ?

      I was recently in the alcohol section of a supermarket in the former mining district of northern France (le bassin minier), well it’s only 40 km from where I live, so no big deal. I found a few slag heaps (terrils) which are perfect for training for volcanic cone climbing, but that’s not the point. There are here many people of polish descent (we made them come because we needed miners for the coal mines in the twenties-thirties). They have a fierce alcohol (96°, yes 96 you read well), that ‘s the theorical maximum because ethanol makes an azeotrope with water). It is called Spiritus. I tried it once. That was a mystic experience…..Na zdrovie !

      • I have a bottle of Stroh Ruhm around the house.
        There are several over proofed versions of rum actually.
        If one can’t find it a standard 40 percent will do nicely.

      • And… if you are adventurous… you can augment (fortify) the lower proofed rum with whatever your countries equivalent to EverClear is. (essentially, grain alcohol)

        Dust off your old mathbooks and find the mixing ratios, or locate and download FemCalc.

        Example 1 liter of 40% ABV rum and 0.5 liters of 70% ABV = 1.5 liters of 50% ABV.

        http://web2.airmail.net/sgross/fermcalc/

    • Ding!

      Congratulations! The yellow tuff from the Phlegrean fields was used as the first ever concrete. It is very strong and light.
      The most famous use was to create the Cupola of the Pantheon.

      Puzzolani is a word that since migrated into many languages as a word for either concrete or mortar, or in the case of Swedish, as a specialised mortar used to put on the facades of either stone or brick buildings.

      So, 2 points for Steph and 1 point for DFM.

      I just did a version of the Flaming Volcano with Cherry syrup instead of the almond syrup. Extremely tasty.

      • At 1900 years of age, the Cupola has withstood time better than any other building in history, the Puzzolana concrete has not been replaced. The best industrial concrete produced today would have an estimated lifespan of 1 000 years at that thickness.
        Really incredible.

      • OMG – I should have known this! I watched a TV episode from either Discovery or maybe National Geograpic all about the building of the cupola and the use of concrete. Definitely brain dead Friday 😀

    • This song is part of humanities official message to the Universe. It is recorded on the Golden Disc on both Voyagers, and it was also broadcast as a radio message to the stars. I love this version.

      Blind Willie Johnson wrote the song, it is named Dark was the night, cold was the ground.

    • They missed that the groundheat increased a few years ago and boiled the roots of some trees.
      (Thanks Lurking for the tip)

  5. Very OT Forgive me for bringing this comment I made in the last Post here… Carl Suggested I would make a good Space colonist… this is my answer and may lead to others nominating someone for specific tasks in our imaginary Colony. Well after a couple of Carl’s Volcano drinks I could expect some very creative thoughts 🙂 🙂
    (I just wonder why we are all out there in Space in the first place….!)

    Diana Barnes

    August 2, 2013 at 20:25

    Aw! Shucks! Well thank you Carl !
    Now I couldn’t possibly survive in a space colony without companions who would be essential to making life bearable.
    I nominate the following to join me….
    Carl to provide leadership to keep the Colonists in order and he has the sort of Mathematical thinking required to work out the nitty gritty of space living.
    Lurking and tgmccoy because they can fix planes, trucks and so,logically, space craft.
    Kilgarrah to provide mental stimulation so everyone would be so intent on solving riddles they would have no time to go space crazy.
    Spica, Cryphia, Alison, Karen Z and Talla who would keep the persons mentioned above under control and stop them from tinkering too much when the workings of the intergalactic Space station are performing perfectly well without super boosters, hyper- sonic jet thrusts and any other modifications that they may dream up.
    We need Renato Rio and GeoLoco to give incentive to the ladies to don more feminine apparel than the day to day work uniforms as well as adding their knowledge to the practicalities of geological and academic studies during explorative sorties onto forbidden planets . 🙂
    I would seriously need Ursh and Newby to help me prepare chocolate cake and Soul food in general (as well as being the source of Hot gossip over numerous cups of Coffee (Grown in the colonial hot houses)
    Islander and Irpsit Would you be willing to help out with the crop growing and sheep rearing? You both seem very gentle and steady ,qualities needed for farmers. maybe also in true Icelandic tradition you could be our Poets and compose the great Saga of The Voyages of Volcanospacecafe. 😀
    If I have not mentioned YOU this is because I would need volunteers to help me out in any areas of Colonial life I may have overlooked…….. 😀 Suggestions welcome. 😀

    • For King, Country and Empire of course.
      Can be substituted with Queen, President, or your favourite Norse deity if you wish.

      Or in my case for the sake of the Noodly Appendage, Flaming Volcanoes, and To boldly go where no Pastafarian has gone before.

      Edit: How in the name of Vesuvius could something be OT when the bar is open? I just wonder… 🙂

      • Get a politician involved. Somehow, they will manage to screw it up.

        (not inferring that anyone here is in that most reprehensible self serving profession, just a note on the typical demeanor of politicians in general)

    • Thank you, Diana. Wife’s always said she’s married to a frustrated Spaceman..
      I’d ride on your crew..
      “The arching sky is calling Spacemen back to their trade..”
      “green hills of Earth” -Heinlein

    • We need Renato Rio and GeoLoco to give incentive to the ladies to don more feminine apparel than the day to day work uniforms as well as adding their knowledge to the practicalities of geological and academic studies during explorative sorties onto forbidden planets

      Speaking of apparel. I saw a sign at one of the offices today that the staff were enjoying casual Friday. I inquired of one of the Floor Managers why swim wear was not included. She stated that the age and figures of the staff wouldn’t support that endeavor. I responded that had they done so, I would have gone back out to the truck for my camera, and that I know of a certain Geological oriented person in Europe that would likely appreciate the photos. (Then I had to explain my interest in volcanoes and how I came to know of him.)

      So yeah, I’m thinking of GeoLoco. Lookin’ out for ya bud!

      Note: Contrary to her claims, this particular manager would look right at home in swimwear.

    • I had left my application to be part of the party as a reply on the previous post, but to get a chance of being considered I thought I’d better move it here…

      Hi Diana! To treat galopping homesickness and/or chronic volcano deficiency I would provide several webcams (2 on Iceland, 1 each in other interesting countries 😉 ) to look back to our beloved Mother Earth. I have no other useful survival skills, but can play the tin whistle, if that is any good to the community. If you would take me along that is…

  6. And for those slightly more classicaly oriented… This might put a spry step into yer leggin’s…

    I would not having this as the bridal march…

    • And that leads to a bit of arcane knowledge that I learned from poking around on VolcanoCafe, that I have to present in order for my musing on Bridal March to make any sense.

      A march or mark refers to a border region similar to a frontier, such as the Welsh Marches, the borderland between England and Wales. During the Frankish Carolingian Dynasty, usage of the word spread throughout Europe.

      In contrast to a buffer zone, a march is typically dominated by a single country and fortified for defence

      So… for there to be a need for a Bridal “March” there has to be a reason to guard against an aggressor. I don’t think that the bride is being the one protected… I think that the aggressor may actually the bride herself.

      If you look at a lot of the interplay of the various families in European history, then this idea gains some credence. 😀 😀 😀

      • Actually, the grooms where normally keeping the brides relatives away with guns so that they would not retake her… That is where the tradition of the groom came from.
        The part with the gunshot weddings are a later invention…

  7. And another musical interlude for those of the slightly more Scottish Persuasion, or if you generaly are fond of Pipes and Drums. I love the drum salute in the middle.

    • I have seen the pipes described as someone having unlawful carnal knowledge of a cat. I found it quite funny… but good pipes are always enjoyable. BTW, nice drum work!


      And now a question for someone who might know. (whoever you be).

      The particular tartan that they wear. Is that due to whatever family holds the monarchy? Or is it due to the accepted pattern of the government?

      Royal Stewart

      • In this case it would be Lawful carnal knowledge with a cat 🙂
        Best drumwork I have seen… And I would not mind them to play the wedding march 🙂

      • The Royal Stewart tartan was arbitrarily adopted by the Royal Family (only recently) and is worn by a couple of regiments (Scots Guards for one). By default it has become the most popular tartan, even though any true Highland clansman would shudder at the sight of it (Culloden and all that!).
        Purists would say that you only qualify to wear a tartan if you are Scottish (hence ruling out the Royal Family), and most Scots would have a different, genuine tartan that they are entitled to wear if they cared about it.

      • The Royal Stewart Tartan belongs to The house of Stewart and so is Queen Elizabeth’s personal tartan. As such any subject of Her Majesty may wear this tartan to show they belong to her “Clan”. So theoretically I and the Prime Minister have equal right to wear this Tartan even though I am not Scottish nor of Noble descent or absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the Government. Except when it comes to Voting day, when I try my best to decide which party has the most sensible solutions to the country’s problems………. I don’t seem to have made any right decisions or left or even middle of the road!!! 😀

        • ‘comon… it’s not like you have people stealing two 400 lb safes full of absentee ballots…

          BTW… where they leave with the safes in the area with the chairs there sits a large plasma TV set. They didn’t even touch it. They went straight to the safes and and toted them out. They knew specifically what they were after.

          According to the Voter Registrar, only 33 absentee and early voting ballots had been filed and were in the safes. What I found interesting, was that the loosing candidate was quick to give the reason for not conceding as being the theft.

          With the number of votes that were known to be in the safes, and the fact that he had a 500+ vote shortfall… he finally conceded. (The election was the day after the theft)

          • Good grief! It’s pretty unlikely any normal criminal would go to all that trouble to lift a heavy safe when there is a possibility of little gain. I’d go for the plasma and other electricals any time. There again I am not a successful gambler. I hope whoever paid those guys well for the risks they were running.

        • Much unbeknownst to most people the Spartans invented the Tartan, so at Thermopyle there was a lot of Spartan Tartan.

    • Enjoyed both the previous and this. Scots blood on sides of the family…Gr.Granma McCoy
      was born in Edinburgh within earshot of the Greyfriar’s noon cannon …

  8. Sakurajima is really ramping up again. This link is in Japanese but it’s easy to follow. On the map that appears to the right Click on the red camera in the Bottom Right corner for a good streaming view of the Volcano. It takes a few moments for the black screen on the left to load but worth the wait. Then try some of the other cameras there are some really interesting views.
    http://www.qsr.mlit.go.jp/osumi/camera_sabo.htm

    • Been doing that dance for quite some time. Wait for the earthquakes to start… Then get excited over Hekla 🙂

      • Aw.. It stopped – seems it was nothing really. No dangling tonight it seems.
        *Skál* (Cheers *clingin´ glass*) I wonder if that drink can be used on the Intergalatic Boosters or it be too weak, eh 😉

          • 🙂 OK: 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 0, -1, -2, -3, … “Statistical Ignition was at +05”)

            (just had a taste, testing if it was good to go 😉
            No flying high I reckon… mostly lo-flying!
            Katapulted by speed bumps…

            *will be away tomorrow, closer actually, but will be good web connected as nneede d all the tim-e .*

  9. Ah well. Thanks for the quiz. I saw all the flames and though “Aha! Flaming Sambuca!” which leads me to “Sambuca Lava” which turns out to be a “Sambuca Lava cake delicacy found in a Pizzeria, in New Delhi India. Er… not quite what I expected and certainly won’t earn me any “dings!”

    • I had leftover Red Beans and Rice. No flames, though I did use Habanero powder to liven it up.

      SPEAKING OF SUCH. McDonalds has been harping their sweet habenero sauce on some gizmo of a burger that they have introduced. A friend and I have been texting back and forth about the rude awakening someone who likes that burger is going to have when they encounter real habenero. I had one of the burgers the other day just to see how hot it was. It’s got a wee bit of flavor, but nothing like the real firepower that true habenero packs. The real deal will actually make you cry… or wish that you could.

      Since weddings came up “upthread” a repeat story for you.

      Back when my Mom was still alive, we were showing off the various peppers that we had grown. The occasion of the get together was my cousin’s wedding. I had a plate of scrambled eggs out on the porch, and a few of my prized habeneros laying next to the plate. The groom walked by and noticed my peppers. He asked what they were. I said “miniature sweet bell” in jest, mainly aimed at my Mom, who knew full well what they were. He said “Hmm, I’ve never had one of those” and deftly whisked one up off the table and bit off about half of the pepper.

      Seeing that was the wedding day, I can understand why my cousin has not talked to me very much ever since. Each time I see them I apologize.

      Good lord what an expression came across his face. And for those that don’t know. Peppers of that caliber have an after effect. If you get the juice from the pepper on your hands… DO NOT touch anything that is sensitive later, because it will burn. If you wear contacts… best-o-luck to you. I put my contacts in a day later and several hand washings later, and still stumbled around the house from the pain. I can only imagine what his kisses were like to her later that night.

      • <<<<<< Makes a note not to stay for tea at Lurking's place. I have a very, very, low pepper tolerance .
        <<<<<<<< Revenge on the physicists here are some scientific facts and figures:-
        The Scoville Heat Scale
        The Scoville scale is a measure of the 'hotness' of a chilli pepper or anything derived from chilli peppers, i.e. hot sauce. The scale is named after Wilbur Scoville who developed the test in 1912, for more information see Measuring Chilli Heat.

        Scoville Heat Units Chilli Pepper / Hot Sauce
        16,000,000 Pure capsaicin and Dihydrocapsaicin
        16,000,000 Blair's 16 Million Reserve, from Gardner Resources, Inc.
        16,000,000 Blair's 6 A.M., from Gardner Resources, Inc.
        13,500,000 Blair's 2005 Halloween Reserve from Gardner Resources Inc.
        9,100,000 Nordihydrocapsaicin
        8,600,000 Homodihydrocapsaicin and Homocapsaicin
        7,100,000 The Source, from Original Juan Specialty Foods
        5,500,000 Blair's 5 A.M., from Gardner Resources Inc. – No Longer available
        5,300,000 Police grade Pepper spray
        4,000,000 Mad Dog 44 Magnum Pepper Extract, from Ashley Food Company, Inc.
        4,000,000 Blair's 4 A.M., from Gardner Resources Inc. – No Longer available
        2,000,000 Common Pepper spray
        1,500,000 – 2,000,000 Blair's 3 A.M., from Gardner Resources Inc.
        1,500,000 Da' Bomb The Final Answer, from Original Juan Specialty Food
        1,100,000 Blair's Jersey Death from Gardner Resources Inc.
        1,001,304 Naga-Bih Jolokia pepper
        1,000,000 Cool Million Pepper Extract, from the Poison Pepper Co.
        1,000,000 1 Million Scoville Pepper Extract, from Ashley Food Company, Inc.
        923,000 The Dorset Naga Pepper, from Peppers by Post
        855,000 (reported) The Naga Jolokia pepper (Capsicum frutescens), not confirmed
        800,000 Satan's Blood, from Sauce Crafters Inc.
        700,000 The Slap Heard Around the World, from Tiguana Flats
        600,000 – 900,000 Blair's 2 A.M., from Gardner Resources, Inc.
        600,000 Mad Dog 357 with Bullet Keychain, from Ashley Food Company
        550,000 Blair's Mega Death Sauce, from Gardner Resources, Inc.
        500,000 – 750,000 Dave's Insanity Private Reserve, from Dave's Gourmet (estimated)
        500,000 Pure Cap, from Garden Row Foods
        400,000 – 500,000 Spontaneous Combustion Powder, from Southwest Specialty Foods Inc.
        357,000 Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce, from Ashley Food Company
        350,000 – 577,000 Red Savina habanero (Capsicum chinense Jacquin)
        350,000 Marie Sharp's Belizian Heat, from Marie Sharp's Fine Foods, Ltd.
        283,000 Blair's Possible Side Effects, from Gardner Resources, Inc.
        250,000 Vicious Viper, from CaJohns Fiery Foods
        250,000 Dave's Ultimate Insanity Sauce, from Dave's Gourmet (estimated)
        234,000 Da' Bomb Ground Zero, from Original Juan Specialty Foods
        225,000 You can't Handle this Hot Sauce, from Peppers
        225,000 Not Cool Chocolate Habanero from Bahama Specialty Foods, Inc.
        180,000 Dave's Insanity Sauce, from Dave's Gourmet (estimated)
        175,000 Predator Great White Shark, from Peppers
        150,000 Mad Dog Inferno Reserve, from Ashley Food Company
        125,000 Crazy Jerry's Mustard Gas, from Crazy Jerry's, Inc.
        119,700 Da' Bomb Beyond Insanity, from Original Juan Specialty Food
        100,000 – 350,000 Habanero (Capsicum chinense Jacquin)
        100,000 – 325,000 Scotch bonnet (Capsicum chinense)
        100,000 – 225,000 Birds Eye pepper
        100,000 – 200,000 Jamaican Hot pepper
        100,000 – 125,000 Carolina Cayenne pepper
        95,000 – 110,000 Bahamian pepper
        90,000 Mad Dog Inferno, from Ashley Food Company
        85,000 – 115,000 Tabiche pepper
        75,000 – 80,000 Red Amazon Pepper
        75,000 Chile-Today Red Amazon Powder, from Chile Today-Hot Tamale
        50,000 – 100,000 Thai pepper (Capsicum annuum)
        50,000 – 100,000 Chiltepin pepper
        49,250 Blair's After Death Sauce, from Gardner Resources, Inc.
        40,000 – 58,000 Piquin pepper
        40,000 – 50,000 Super Chile pepper
        40,000 – 50,000 Santaka pepper
        33,390 Endorphin Rush Beyond Hot Sauce, from Garden Row Foods
        30,000 – 49,999 Lottie's Original Barbados Red Hot, from Lottie's Island Flavours
        30,000 – 50,000 Cayenne pepper (Capsicum baccatum and Capsicum frutescens)
        30,000 – 50,000 Tabasco pepper (Capsicum frutescens)
        15,000 – 30,000 de Arbol pepper
        15,000 – 29,999 Lottie's Traditional Barbados Yellow, from Lottie's Island Flavours
        12,000 – 30,000 Manzano pepper
        11,600 El Yucateco XXXtra Hot Habanero, from El Yucateco Salsas Y Condimentos S.A. de C.V.
        11,000 Crazy Jerry's Brain Damage, from Crazy Jerry's, Inc.
        8,910 El Yucateco Green Chile Habanero, from El Yucateco Salsas Y Condimentos S.A. de C.V.
        7,000 – 8,000 TABASCO® brand Habanero Pepper Sauce, from McIlhenny Company
        6,000 – 23,000 Serrano pepper
        5,790 El Yucateco Red Chile Habanero, from El Yucateco Salsas Y Condimentos S.A. de C.V.
        5,000 – 10,000 Hot Wax pepper
        5,000 – 10,000 Chipotle, a Jalapeño pepper that has been smoked.
        3,600 Cholula Hot Sauce, from Casa Cuervo S.A. de C.V.
        3,400 El Yucateco Chipotle Hot Sauce, from El Yucateco Salsas Y Condimentos S.A. de C.V.
        2,500 – 8,000 Santaka pepper
        2,500 – 5,000 Jalapeño (Capsicum annuum)
        2,500 – 5,000 Guajilla pepper
        2,500 – 5,000 Original TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce, from McIlhenny Company
        2.085 FRANK'S® REDHOT® XTRA Hot, from Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
        1,500 – 2,500 TABASCO® brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce, from McIlhenny Company
        1,200 – 2,400 TABASCO® brand Garlic Pepper Sauce, from McIlhenny Company
        1,500 – 2,500 Rocotilla pepper
        1,000 – 2,000 pasilla pepper
        1,000 – 2,000 Ancho pepper
        1,000 – 2,000 Poblano pepper
        747 Texas Pete®, from T.W. Garner Food Co.
        700 – 1,000 Coronado pepper
        600 – 1,200 TABASCO® brand Green Pepper Sauce, from McIlhenny Company
        500 – 2,500 Anaheim pepper
        500 – 1,000 New Mexico pepper
        450 FRANK'S® REDHOT® Original, from Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
        400 – 700 Santa Fe Grande pepper
        100 – 1000 Cubanelle Pepper (Capsicum annuum)
        100 – 600 TABASCO® brand SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce, from McIlhenny Company
        100 – 500 Pepperoncini, pepper (also known as Tuscan peppers, sweet Italian peppers, and golden Greek peppers.
        100 – 500 Pimento
        0 Sweet Bell pepper

        Sources http://www.Chilliworld.com

  10. Fog, I hate fog…
    Even securely tied up in the marina I hate fog…
    Only benefit to it is that I scared the living daylights out of the guys guarding the marina when I went out on the deck. They couldn’t see me 5 meters away untill I impersonated the sound of a narwhal.

    Time for me to get a bit of shut eye since there are no more dings to give out.
    Next week Kilgharrah will be back with the usual riddles, and tomorrow there will be a nice new post, but not by me. Happy reading, and may you all have a good banter!

    • Can you imagine this guy’s CV? I’d give him a job anytime. Let’s face it! Playing bagpipes whilst wearing a Darth Vader mask is pretty difficult. The fact he can also balance on a unicycle at all shows fair to middling coordination skills.

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