Surprising Volcano Facts

With Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano continuing to erupt out of control, it’s a good time to check out this list of The Top Surprising Volcano Facts.

  • Many of them have been dormant for years, like the cast of “Friends”.

  • People like them even though they know they’re going to blow.  Like the Oscars!

  • It’s the only natural disaster Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hasn’t punched yet in a movie.

  • They are named after “Vulcan,” the Roman god of boring “Star Trek” characters.

  • Massive eruptions of gas and hot lava also occur in the bathrooms at Old Country Buffet.

  • If you need to toss a virgin into one, you can’t go wrong with anyone already in line for “Solo:  A Star Wars Story”.

  • Having your home destroyed by lava is a choice, according to Kanye. 

  • In addition to causing tsunamis, flash floods, and earthquakes, volcanoes have also been known to awaken Godzilla.

  • Scientists have devised a Volcanic Explosivity index that measures explosiveness of volcanoes.  It works on a scale of 1 to “real housewife.”

  • Lava from volcanoes can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees.  Which, according to noted geologist Jim Gaffigan, gives it something in common with the inside of a Hot Pocket.

  • There are four types of volcanoes.  Not counting the type with caramel that they serve at Chili’s.

  • Donald Trump calls ones that smolder but never erupt, “fake spews.”

  • Contrary to many science fair projects, volcanoes are not made of papier-mâché, baking soda, and vinegar.