Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.
It’s the oldest line in the classroom – “My dog ate my homework.” But in this case it was painfully true.
More than 250 artifacts buried for centuries in the ash will be on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science starting Friday, in their new “A Day in Pompeii” exhibit.
The tourists are showing up as the season gets going at Yellowstone National Park, some of them oblivious to what lies beneath.
The disruption in European jet travel caused by an Icelandic volcano would probably not have grounded the cocky U.S. Air Force pilots who welcomed me into their large cockpit more than 37 years ago.