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

An “energetic sequence” of seismic activities at Yellowstone has now reached more than 430 earthquakes since June 12.
But most of the earthquakes are smallish.
And scientists reassure us that the odds against a major eruption within a year are 730,000 to 1.
In other news, a farmer in Rusper, England, is celebrating the birth of quintuplet lambs, beating odds of a million to 1.
“It’s quite unusual,” he said.

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From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 802 years ago, King John placed his seal on Magna Carta.
Which makes it a good time for a reminder that there is never a “the” in front of Magna Carta.
And there is no “the” in Smokey Bear.

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