QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Yellowstone recorded 155 earthquakes in November.
This is twice the number of earthquakes that happened in October–and the highest monthly count of 2015 as the region continues what scientists have called “a fascinating year of ups and downs.”
A reminder: Whenever a scientist calls something “fascinating,” it is probably the start of a Syfy network movie.

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QT cheese in the news update

+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, regarding QT’s noting that a captured
cheese smuggler had hoped for probation, but jail was a fetaccompli, writes:
+ “He’ll probably go brie on bail. How was he ricotta, anyway?”
+ S.S., a Minneapolis reader, writes:
“Bail can be be expensive and might provolone is necessary.”
+ Beverly Feldt, a Homewood, Ill., reader, writes:
“At which point, he said, ‘Asiago to prison.’ ”
+ K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
‘The defense was full of holes. but you gouda admit it was a good try.”
+ Alex Springer., a Denver reader, writes:
“Will he make a grate escape? Jail would edam alive. And if you want to use this, you don’t need my parmesan.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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