It is my firm belief that a bored Swede left up to his own devices will sooner or later destroy the planet. Why? A bored Swede will become creative and something will blow up. The big news today in Sweden is about such a bored and inventive Swede. He decided that he wanted to make his own electricity, but he did not put up a few solar panels or a windmill. No, Richard Handl built his own nuclear reactor in the kitchen.
This got me into thinking. Volcanocafé is divided into exactly two categories of people, does who have a volcano in their back garden, and those of us who live far away from any volcano. And we who do not have one are jealous.
So, why not build your own volcano? How would you build a volcano, either a garden “fake” volcano, or how would you start a real volcano where you live? Time to be creative Ladies and Gentlemen! The best suggestions will be edited in next Friday.
Volcano of the Month
It is that time of the month again. Put in your suggestions for the best erupting volcano during March and tomorrow the voting will start.
We have a winner for the first quarter Riddle Championship. It is for the second time in a row Sissel who snagged the win. Kelda grabbed the silver medal and Dinojura44 the bronze.
The new competition will run into the end of June. So, once again the score board is clean and the challenge is open. This time there is one volcanologist, 1 faultline and 3 volcanoes hidden among the riddles. The rules are the same as usual; 2 points will be awarded up until I have appended a clue, after that 1 point is to be had. I will at any time award bonuspoints as I see fit.
- Wood dividing gules ichty – Sawtooth Fault (Kelda, 2pt). Gules is the heraldic name for the colour red (tincture) and ichty is fish. Sawtooth Fault is famous for its Redfish.
- The wandering zeolite – George Patrick Leonard Walker (Sissel, 2pt). He wrote “Zeolite Zones and Dike Distribution in Relation to the Structure of the Basalts of Eastern Iceland”.
- Of A I am made, and I stretch from A to A, Clue: in addition of being made of A I am doubly divorced – Axarbaxar (Kelda, 1pt). Axarbaxar is made of the letter “A” and has two “Xes” in it. It stretches from Azerbadjian to Armenia.
- Olympian Hillegom among sealers – Saint Paul Island (Sissel, 2pt). Visited by the ship L’Olympe, initially explored by Harwick Claesz de Hillegom and the island was popular among sealhunters = sealers.
- Frozen MacArthur’s knitwear – Quenn Mary’s Peak, Tristan da Cunha (KarenZ, 2pt). The volcano has a small glacier on the top, the fantastic sailer Ellen MacArthur has visited the place and Queen Mary’s Peak is the tradename for Cunhan knitwear.
10 Evan Chugg
3 Diana Barnes