Born Dead

TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT VESUVIUS, WHICH OCCURRED IN A.D. 79, WHERE THE PLUME WENT 21 MILES HIGH. IT PULVERIZED THE PUMICE AT A RATE OF 1.5 MILLION TONS PER SECOND, AND ULTIMATELY RELEASED A HUNDRED THOUSAND TIMES THE THERMAL ENERGY OF HIROSHIMA. POMPEII, HERCUL.ANEUM, OPLONTIS, AND STABAE WERE COVERED IN […]

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