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Ancient Supervolcano's Eruption Caused Decade Of Severe Winters
ScienceDaily ^ | July 2, 2009 | Unknown

Posted on 07/03/2009 5:39:20 AM PDT by decimon

Previous studies have suggested that Indonesia's Toba supervolcano, when it erupted about 74,000 years ago, triggered a 1,000-year episode of ice sheet advance, and also may have produced a short-lived "volcanic winter," which drastically reduced the human population at the time.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; toba; tobabottleneck

1 posted on 07/03/2009 5:39:21 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

And walking to school 10 miles each way was not fun, let me tell you!


2 posted on 07/03/2009 5:40:55 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Why excerpt your own blog? If its that damned important, then (Excerpted. Click here to read more))
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To: SunkenCiv

Lost generation ping.


3 posted on 07/03/2009 5:41:53 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Larry Lucido
And walking to school 10 miles each way was not fun, let me tell you!

We walked the lava uphill...both ways.

4 posted on 07/03/2009 5:45:21 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I rode my bicycle to school up hill, both ways and into the wind, always into the wind.


5 posted on 07/03/2009 5:48:45 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Sissies, all of you. I walked into the howling wind ten miles both ways up the lava hill while carrying my little brother on my back so that he could get the free lunch at school. And I was a GIRL.


6 posted on 07/03/2009 6:24:42 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: kitkat
Sissies, all of you. I walked into the howling wind ten miles both ways up the lava hill while carrying my little brother on my back so that he could get the free lunch at school. And I was a GIRL.

\You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi' his belt.

7 posted on 07/03/2009 6:27:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Too sick for words!)
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To: kitkat
My hill was sand, try that on a bicycle with a huge book bag on your back and I am a girl too. I went to school so long ago we didn't have free lunches we didn't even have a cafeteria.
8 posted on 07/03/2009 6:31:04 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
My hill was sand, try that on a bicycle with a huge book bag on your back and I am a girl too. I went to school so long ago we didn't have free lunches we didn't even have a cafeteria.

Luxury.

We used to live in a LAKE! We'd have to have to get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle....

.... if we were lucky!

9 posted on 07/03/2009 6:32:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Too sick for words!)
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To: Lazamataz

You lived in a lake? Lucky you, we lived in a tree. You couldn’t sleep because if you did you fell out. all we had to eat was dirt and a little grass occasionally (not that kind of grass). Life was hard and then you died.


10 posted on 07/03/2009 6:41:47 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
Well, *WE* had it tough. We used to live in a cardboard shoebox in the middle of the road! We used to 'ave to get up out of shoebox at twelve o'clock at night and lick the road clean with our tongues. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when we got home our Dad would slice us in two wit' bread knife.
11 posted on 07/03/2009 6:43:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Too sick for words!)
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To: kitkat
And I was a GIRL.

What are you now?

12 posted on 07/03/2009 6:45:22 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Lazamataz
After we all fell out of the tree, we moved under a bridge. We still live there in fact, but now we have basic cable and Internet access and it hasn't rained in so long that the mud has dried up and no mosquitoes to speak of. Things are pretty good actually.How about you?
13 posted on 07/03/2009 6:49:44 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: decimon

>>”What are you now?”>>>

I would say that is none of your bees wax!


14 posted on 07/03/2009 6:53:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
RIGHT.

I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of boiling hot sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, nine days out of the week, and PAY the mill owner for PERMISSION to come to work. We'd walk on red hot shards of broken glass in bare feet to get home, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves, singing Hallelujah!

But you try and tell the young people about that, and they won't believe you.

15 posted on 07/03/2009 6:53:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Too sick for words!)
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To: decimon; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
This eruption will continue to grow in volcanologists' imaginations, just as the imaginary 2nd millennium Thera eruption has. Thanks decimon.
 
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16 posted on 07/03/2009 6:55:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Lazamataz

Right! They have it so easy they don’t even know.


17 posted on 07/03/2009 6:55:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SunkenCiv

I take it you aren’t a fan of the Toba bottleneck theory?


18 posted on 07/03/2009 6:59:06 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: SunkenCiv
This eruption will continue to grow in volcanologists' imaginations...

I read this as a lessening of the significance of the Toba eruption.

And then there's the toga eruption but that came later.

19 posted on 07/03/2009 7:06:03 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

“Do you know what it’s like to fall in the mud and get kicked... in the head... with an iron boot? Of course you don’t, no one does. It never happens.” — Rex Kramer, from the movie ‘Airplane’


20 posted on 07/03/2009 7:39:31 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: decimon

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!


21 posted on 07/03/2009 8:38:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

:’) That’s true, you saw right through me. :’)

“Toba Bottleneck” might make a good name for a microbrew... “74,000 years of hangovers means we know what we’re doing.”


22 posted on 07/03/2009 8:40:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You must consider pinging the “not a ping list” to this article due to the comments gathering here!


23 posted on 07/03/2009 9:42:42 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: AFPhys; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Not to worry, Zer0 will negotiate with the volcano.


24 posted on 07/03/2009 12:17:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: decimon

Bush’s Fault, of course...


25 posted on 07/03/2009 12:32:32 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: decimon; kitkat

Silly, Girls grow up to be first MOMS and then GRANDMOMS.
After that, they become dinosaurs and stomp Tokyo.
Everyone knows that!


26 posted on 07/03/2009 12:35:42 PM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: decimon

If Yellowstone goes, we are all up a frozen creek wthought a paddle or parka.


27 posted on 07/03/2009 1:03:40 PM PDT by rmlew ( The SAVE and GIVE acts are institutioning Corvee. Where's the outtrage!)
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To: Darksheare
Silly, Girls grow up to be first MOMS and then GRANDMOMS. After that, they become dinosaurs and stomp Tokyo.

Grandmothras?

28 posted on 07/03/2009 2:34:55 PM PDT by decimon
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