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volcano drone
2015-03-02 11:30:48

Crawling down into a volcano and drawing a map of what it looks like from the inside would be a painful experience. You know, since the insides of volcanoes are made of lava. Enter the drones!

man roasts marshmallow
2015-01-15 13:08:10

Meet Simon Turner, the who guy took the normal, everyday activity of climbing down into a volcano to the extreme by bringing some beer and marshmallows along with him.

2008-09-26 03:00:00

By Taylor, John P The Power of Perspective: social ontology and agency on Ambrym, Vanuatu. By Knut Rio.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.