May 20, 2011
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.