There She Blows!
Mark and I wish we could work once every 8 years…what a gig that would be. Such is the case with the world’s tallest Geyser – it finally has erupted. This is the first time in eight years that this has occured! The Steamboat Geyser is in Yellowstone National Park.
Geologist Hank Heasler says last night's nine-minute blast “sent steaming hot water an estimated 200 to 300 feet in the air”. This one’s not like Old Faithful, which spews water like clockwork every hour-and-a-half. This geyser is like some of the people around here, no one knows when they’re going to show up and actually work.
The Geyser experts predict (another good job we should look into when the radio career is over) Steamboat will erupt again sometime –they’re just not sure when. In the past, it's gone as long as 50 years without a major event. In 1964, the Geyser put in some overtime and actually erupted a record 29 times in the year!
Who do we contact to get a work schedule like this Geyser?