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Feb 20 2013

New at Rosetta Stones: Happy Birfdai, Parícutin!

Parícutin is 70 years old today! Go celebrate by reading its birth story. Well, part of its birth story. We’re through labor, not quite finished with delivery. I promise not to leave you in suspense for too long. You all know how this ends, at least: with a bouncing baby cinder cone, not to mention one very upset farmer and five rather distraught villages.

Geology, much like a newborn, is completely insensible of others’ needs and desires. But we deal.

Enjoy!

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    rq

    Oh, I like birthdays!!

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    rq

    Cliffhanger?? Not fair! :) (I know, I know… lots of information.) You have me hooked.

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    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Kewl. I certainly will enjoy reading your prose on this topic, which is an awesome one, so I’m off to do it!

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    moarscienceplz

    From malpais to milpas and back to malpais.
    Ah, the circle of geology!

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