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10 Thing You Didn't Know About Volcanoes

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Volcanoes

        The video is about 10 major scientific facts about volcanoes and there are many additional facts, which are considered by me as “unknown before”. So Iain Stewart was telling a lot of cognitive things in this movie. Nevertheless, personally for me the video looked rather boring.

        Also there are two implications I have made after watching the video. First is that volcano eruptions has at least three causes, which lead to humans’ death. Second is that I should be thankful to God, because we don’t have any volcanoes here in Kazakhstan. Actually, that’s the reason of why I consider this video as boring one. So from rational and practical points of view, this video is nothing about collections of facts, which just expand my knowledge about volcanoes.

        As for facts themselves, I hadn’t known about some of them before. For example, I didn’t know anything about Etna volcano and I didn’t know that ancient Greeks started using more rational approach to volcanoes with the help of Mount Etna. Interesting! Also I didn’t know about volcano in Washington. Honestly, I supposed that there are no volcanoes on the territory of US. And another fact, which surprised me, is existence of Olympus Mons, the biggest Martian volcano, which is several times bigger than any volcano on the Earth.

        Another thing I’d like to accomplish is the first implication (about three types of death, which volcano eruptions can cause). Earlier, I assumed that the most dangerous part of volcanic eruptions is lava flows. And I thought that people in Pompeii were just burnt. Now I know that ash can cause much larger scales of people’s death, as it was after Vesuvius eruption. And the last (but not the least) is the horrible accident in Cameroon in 1986. For me it was a horrible example of mass asphyxiation. It’s terrible to recognize that 1700 people died unexpectedly and almost quietly.

        Thanks God, we don’t have volcanoes in Kazakhstan, therefore there’s no need to be afraid of volcanic eruptions. However, this video taught me one thing: if it’s happened that I turned up somewhere near a volcano ready to erupt, I will run as far as possible.



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