Ah, the majesty of Yellowstone National Park. Hot springs, gushing geysers, majestic wildlife, a supervolcano that could kill us all. That’s right, under all of the beauty and wonder is Yellowstone’s supervolcano that by some estimates is overdue to blow. What would happen if the volcano did pop? Mass extinctions? Check. Potentially the end of the U.S. as we know it? Check. A global famine accompanied by a decade long winter? Check. Could this actually be a planet killer – ending life as we know it on the planet? Maybe not the entire planet, but it could certainly change the course of humanity. So, will it go off soon? Is there anything we can do about it? And strangely enough, would there be a way to turn this whole thing into an advantage? We grab our helmets and go investigating this existential risk this week. Plus, Conspiracy Bot roots for the volcano (no surprise there), John questions the scientific viability of a Chinese sci-fi movie (we don’t know why either), and the fellas explore what we could do with a mini black hole right here in the lower 4th (spoiler – they’d sell tickets). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never faced an extinction level event, but if we did we’d want Billy Bob Thornton to deliver the news – Hysteria 51.
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV
Why you can stop worrying Yellowstone's supervolcano is about to end the world - https://bit.ly/2AjlBeY
Yellowstone Super Volcano - https://youtu.be/_PxDGiVQNg8
Why the Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Be Huge - https://youtu.be/lMLo0E66O8A
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/1YLHQ0x
Wikipedia - https://bit.ly/2d74P8x
National Park Service - https://bit.ly/1XN9nlc
My Yellowstone - https://bit.ly/2f0F4u7
Yellowstone National Park - https://bit.ly/2JcStNk
Express - https://bit.ly/2HaBAzu
National Geographic - https://on.natgeo.com/2SMX4uM
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