Early man thought that, when volcanoes erupted, the gods were angry. These days, it is homeowners who are angry when they discover that their insurance doesn’t cover “acts of god”.
Buried by ash in 79AD, preserving the inhabitants in whatever they were doing at the time. In many cases this was running Hades for leather shouting: “I told you it was going to blow” in Latin.
What most Pompeiians were when Vesuvius erupted.
What they quickly became.
But not quickly enough.
Person who packed the valuables of people who left in time.
The more athletic of those running away did this.
The Welsh eat hot rock as bread.
Pressure group trying to ban volcanoes.
Member of the kamikaze wing of the geological profession
What people on the slopes of Mount Etna mutter when it rumbles. Generally followed by “Mia!”.
Worrying about when your house is going to be flattened by flying rock can bring you out in spots.
Volcano on Mars. It is curious that we should know what it is called, but there you are.
Latin for “I knew it would blow!”
Javanese for “Yes, but I didn’t think it would be THAT big!”
Sicilian for “Oo-er…”
Small rodents found on the slopes of volcanoes. When they harden they can be used in the bath to rub ash off the skin.
Devastation. Next time you’ll read the insurance policy small print.