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How About an Eruption With Your Dinner?

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It’s Thanksgiving, here in the States, and most of us are going to end up in a food coma by sundown. In many American households, football will reign supreme. But for those of us who would rather see a mountain blow up than a bunch of grown men in tight tights run around after a goofy-shaped blown-up ball, there’s this lovely PBS documentary about Mount St. Helens, all ready for the viewing!


Dana Hunter About the Author: Dana Hunter is a science blogger, SF writer, and geology addict whose home away from SciAm is En Tequila Es Verdad. Follow her on Twitter: @dhunterauthor. Follow on Twitter @dhunterauthor.

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  1. 1. george.w 9:45 pm 11/28/2013

    Holy crap those skyscraper-sized spikes were awesome. But the video editing and narration were over-dramatized which is weird for a volcano docu. My son and I got a lot of laughs imagining the narration in the gravelly Batman voice. “But when will the eruption happen, and how big? This is Batman, reporting for Nova.”

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