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Glenn Monson

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Joined in November 2019

Metal and Alloys

Why is brass not magnetic?

Actually it is magnetic due to the traces(.2-.5%)of iron in the alloy.

Germany in WW2
Elections and Voting
Political Parties
Nazi Party

Why did the Germans vote for the Nazi party in the general election of 1932?

Germans believed that Hitler would help their economy.

Dancing With the Stars
Television and Video

What quote describes how you live your life?

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things." - George Carlin

Volcanoes
Earth Sciences

Can volcanic eruptions be predicted?

There are precipitating factors that can be used to predict a volcanic eruption, including the volcano’s history, how long since its last eruption, and the usual amount of time between eruptions. Other signs include an increased number of earthquakes and a certain level of gas emissions which can be measured via satellite. However, similar to meteorology, there is an inherent level of uncertainty, and the time and severity of an eruption is very difficult to predict.

In the case of the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption, the preemptive warnings included earthquakes and steam explosions in the months leading up to the blast, prompting the U.S. Forest Service to evacuate people from near the volcano. Although 57 people died, roughly 20,000 were more than likely saved by the evacuations, according to volcanologist William Rose.

Alternatively, when the 2019 White Island eruption happened in New Zealand, there were few warning signs. Although a rise in volcanic tremors caused the alert level to be raised from 1 to 2 in the weeks before the eruption, this isn’t an unusual occurrence and usually doesn’t mean a devastating eruption is imminent. "We don't normally see these eruptions coming, no matter how much we would like to," stated Earth scientist Shane Cronin of the blast.

Star Wars
Internet Memes

What would you name Baby Yoda?

Green Bean

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