Penguin goes snarking!
If you ever want to come and visit the Penguin, and I think that you should!, you need to learn a bit about volcanoes. Yes, those mountains with hiccups! It´s for your own safety, now head over to the SNARK and graduate Magma cum laude in the advanced science of how to deal with an upset tummy of a volcano!
*Volcanoes are not all bad....
a)take Pompeii for example:
"Pompeii is an ancient city of south Italy, a port near Naples and at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. An eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and Stabiae, under cinders and ashes that preserved the ruins of the city with magnificent completeness - down to the fresh colors of the wall paintings.
The long-forgotten site of the city was rediscovered in 1748 and has been sporadically excavated since that time thus revealing the habits, manners, art and architecture of Roman times."
In case a volcano ever preseves me, there is a decent stamp collection in my basement, just sayin´!
b) from a distance it is so beautiful and particularly one fine day in 1991 when both heaven and earth erupted simultaneously on MT. Hekla:
and the green auroral band occurred fortuitously about 100 kilometers above the erupting red lava.