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Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over A Volcano
You should not roast marshmallows over the scorching hot volcanic vents, USGS confirms (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 243)
May 30, 2018 Style & Living
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has issued a number of more formal warnings in the weeks since the Kilauea Volcano erupted in Hawaii, causing many residents in the nearby Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens to evacuate as more fissures opened and the lava flowed, eventually hitting the ocean.

And the USGS has issued a more severe warning for the volcano - the highest alert-level possible that means a "hazardous eruption is imminent, underway or suspected," according to the USGS website. The agency had also issued a real-level aviation code, which warns an eruption is imminent or underway with significant volcanic ash and plumes in the air.

So while Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to spew lave and toxic gas, the USGS has been sharing serious information and updates on Twitter on the activity, as well as answering user questions.

The USGS responded to one twitter user who asked, "Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents? Assuming you had a long enough stick, that is? Or would the resulting marshmallows be poisonous?"

"Erm," the USGS replied. "We're going to have to say no, that's no safe. (Please don't try!)"

Not only would it be unsafe, the USGS said, but the marshmallows would simply taste bad. For starters, USGS notes if the vents were emitting hydrogen sulphide or sulphur dioxide, then the marshmallows would taste awful. The agency also said if you add sulphuric acid to sugar, "you get a pretty spectacular reaction."

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as said by


v.根据

aid

help


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a-lert

a warning signal


n,v.警报

ash

the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance or emitted by a volcano


n.灰

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take this as if it is true


adj.假设

a-vi-a-tion

to do with flying


adj.航空

con-ti-nue

go on and on


v.继续

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keeps on going


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produce and discharge (something, especially gas or radiation)


v.发光

e-ven-tual-ly

in the end, after a period of time


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for-ma-tion

arranged or lined up in a special way


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of, relating to, or based on geology


adj.地质

Ha-wai-i

American island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean


n.夏威夷

ha-zar-dous

risky or dangerous


adj.危险

hy-dro-gen

a very light gas that burns easily


n.氢气

im-mi-nent

about to happen


adj.紧迫/迫在眉睫

im-ply

strongly suggest the truth or existence of something


v.意味着/暗示

ox-ide

a binary compound of oxygen with another element or group


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re-act

behave because of something


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people who live in the same place for a long time


n.居民

re-spon-ded

said something in reply


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maybe causing great harm


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sig-nif-i-cant

important, standing out from the rest


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spec-tac-u-lar

beautiful, eye-catching


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sul-phide

a compound of the element sulphur


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sur-vey

a view or check on something


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poisonous  


adj.有毒

vol-ca-nic

produced by a volcano


adj.火山

war-ning

telling of danger or problems


v.警告