May 20, 2011
Interesting Search Terms That Found My Blog
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
For the past little while, I have been keeping track of some interesting search terms that found my blog. These are just a sampling of ones that I happened across. I’ve put some “answers” below the search terms. Hope you enjoy. Happy Friday!
what is at the center of any self respecting volcano (4/5/11)
Answer: The lair of a mad scientist.
is jurassic park too scary for 8 yr old (4/6/11)
Answer: My grandmother took me to see Jurassic park in theaters when I was 9 years old, and I was very, very scared and had nightmares about velociraptors. However, the movie also helped inspire my interest in geology & dinosaurs.
synonym: hot liquid that come from tsunami in japan (4/6/11)
Answer: Oil and gas that caught on fire? The only thing worse than a tsunami is a tsunami ON FIRE.
what is komatiite used for today (4/8/11)
Many komatiites are mined for diamonds. D’oh, that would be kimberlites. Thanks for the correction, Chuck. More here.
is there a volcano in japan (4/9/11)
Answer: Yes. Many, actually.
dress code geology convention (4/10/11)
Answer: Recommended dress code for a geology convention is a t-shirt with a dinosaur and/or a geology pun on it, hiking pants, and teva sandals with socks.
dress code for geologists (4/27/11)
Answer: See above.
best reporting on fukushima (4/11/11)
Answer: My blog? Maybe? I’m honored that this search reached my blog.
bee bop the bear (4/11/11)
Answer: Is the general exam bear! And I’m not the only one who thinks he’s a bear. Yay!
can average students become great scientists (4/12/11)
Answer: Yes. Absolutely.
why do geologists hate the core movie (4/17/11)
Answer: Well, I’d define it as more of a love-hate relationship.
cimarec hot plate, error message (4/18/11)
Answer: I bet you hate Cimarec hotplates, too. I have no idea what the f**k the error messages mean. And I’ve read the manual ten times.
mit lab fire hot plate (4/27/11)
Answer: Yes, crappy (probably Cimarec) hot plates can cause fires. And melt valuable samples.
blatt and tracy, petrology: igneous, sedimentary and meta (4/19/11)
Answer: Obviously, you want to see cute pictures of my cats.
are the lithosphere and crust the same (4/19/11)
low budget movie about a volcano (4/29/11)
Answer: I recommend Magma: Volcanic Disaster.
how do vesicles form? geology (4/29/11)
Answer: This might be helpful.
nonfiction geology novels (4/29/11)
Answer: Pssst… novel = fiction.
travertine bathroom pictures (5/1/11)
Answer: Here’s more than you ever wanted to know about travertine.
most cluttered offices (5/7/11)
Answer: Yes, my office is a bit cluttered… but that’s just related to my brilliance. Maybe.
whoi general exams difficult (5/10/11)
Answer: Yes and no. But Bee-Bop helps.
hamsters move the tectonic plates (5/8/11)
Answer: Say what???
what composition is the mantle felsic (5/9/11)
Answer: No. Ultramafic.
have people died at geo field camp (5/14/11)
Answer: Probably. But geo field camp is awesome! Take a wilderness first aid class if you’re worried. Actually, I highly recommend that for all geologists.
small picture of eating raccoon (5/15/11)
Answer: Is a jungle raccoon eating pizza okay?
honnybees interact with the lithosphere (5/17/11)
Answer: Say what???
alternate careers for geologists (5/17/11)
Answer: Why on Earth would you want an alternate career? Being a geologist rocks. Actually, I’ve had days when I’ve considered alternate careers, too.
beep bop break dancing (5/19/11)
Answer: I’m sorry that you were looking for information about break dancing and instead found information about PhD qualifying exams.
card games for 2 people (5/19/11)
Answer: No idea why this search reached my blog. I don’t have any posts about card games, but here’s one about the most awesome car game ever.
geologists name for the first continent (5/19/11)
Answer: Vaalbara, maybe?
iguanodon poem (5/19/11)
Answer: Yes! I happen to have one of those.
Someone found one of my photos on Flickr with the search term "tangent chicken." Go figure.
These are very funny. How do you even keep track of what search terms people use to find your blog?
Lisa: Blogger lets you view the traffic sources for your blog, including search terms. Blogger limits the record to the top 10 (at a time) for the past 2 hours, day, month, etc. So I'm sure there are many interesting terms I miss! Also, the records aren't really comprehensive or saved for long since the limit is 10. Maybe one day I'll upgrade this blog to wordpress or something, and then I'll have a better way to keep track of neat search terms. For now, I just keep track of interesting ones that I happen across.
Hi Evelyn, would you believe your photo for AW-32 has had 4 hits this week at my blog and is one of the most popular pictures viewed on my blog. Thanks for sharing it. I just hope they use the link to find your wonderful blog. I have been enjoying your stuff, especially all the very useful info on the nuclear reactors in Japan.
Ann: Thanks! Jebel Misht is a gorgeous mountain, so I'm not surprised about that picture. I'm so glad you like my blog.
You've made me want to look up Japanese volcanoes.I remember clearly Fuji, can only remember two others, on islands…
I just let my 8-year-old (almost 9) watch Jurassic Park with me on TV after 4 years of near-constant begging. I wasn't sure how he'd take it because I was 16 when the movie came out. It was scary, but he loved it. As for alternative careers for geologists, I have a degree in geology, but have worked mostly in science education at science museums and school districts. Right now, I stay home with my kids. Love your blog for keeping me connected to the rocks.
Um, Kimberlites are mined for diamonds, not Komatiites. And the Dachine talc schist is not a komatiite, despite what Nick Arndt says, so don't even think about bringing it up as the exception that proves the rule.
Chuck: D'oh! Thanks. Corrected.
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