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1900, 29 May 18

‘Don’t toast marshmallows on Hawaii volcano’ says US government

Good to know.

The US Geological Survey has responded to a social media query on whether it is safe to roast marshmallows over a volcanic vent.

The answer is no.

Kilauea in the US state of Hawaii is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and it has been very active in recent weeks.

With its red-hot rivers of lava have destroyed dozens of homes on Hawaii’s Big Island, with 2,000 people being told to leave their properties.

Jay Furr from Richmond, Vermont asked the US government department whether it would be safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents using a long stick.


1900, 29 May 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Sounds like this position can be cut back to part time.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    Why, because they responded to an inquiry with a common sense answer?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    If someone is so stupid to need this kind of warning…I say, just let them do it.   The gene pool needs to be improved at that point.

  4. Le Roi du Nord


    The responder was doing their job, responding to inquiries from the citizenry, not making judgments like you are.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Isn’t that the real problem from government? Lack of common sense and leadership.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    No, the problem is with folks like you who are never, ever wrong.  Your ego must be a fragile thing.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    Should we warn people not to put a stick up their posterior?

    There is an endless myriad of stupid possibilities out there, it is not the government’s job to warn against everything…at some point it is a gross waste of resources.

    This marshmallow warning qualifies.

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    That is your construct, and really doesn’t apply to the real life question.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann

    Defending this marshmallow warning as legitimate is precisely why people think government is the problem.

  10. Major Booris

    A gross waste of resources?

    Twitter accounts are free, and dollars to donuts it’s an intern running it on top of their other duties. Do you check after your employees’ bathroom breaks to make sure they’re not using too much of your valuable TP?

  11. jjf

    It’s probably single-ply, too.

  12. Kevin Scheunemann

    I love how you guys shift from the idiocy of bureaucrats to fictional monitoring of my employees bathroom breaks.

    This is why people are tired of leftism in this country.   You only dig in marginal Trump supporters like myself.

  13. Major Booris

    About as fictional as your idea that the geologists and field operatives of the USGS are wasting time on Twitter all day rather than responding to the life- and property-threatening events in Hawaii.

  14. Le Roi du Nord

    “The US Geological Survey’s Volcanoes Twitter account, which posts official updates and information on volcanoes in the US”.


    It is the responsibility of the USGS to answer questions like this.  It is their job.  What on earth don’t you understand (I could go on all day) about that?  You are being the foolish one on this issue.

  15. Kevin Scheunemann

    So should I ask if lava is useful to get the chickweed out of my lawn?

    By your defense, they should waste time answering that.

  16. Le Roi du Nord

    Well, if you can transport molten lava to Kewaskum it is a legitimate question.  Betcha can’t.

  17. jjf

    Get back to work, Le Roi.  You haven’t made your quota of Dilly Bars.

  18. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry, master..

  19. Kevin Scheunemann


    “Lava transport” can be by next question.

    Should government waste time answering either question?

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