Sunday, January 15, 2012


So about a few days before Christmas, Matthew saw the new Alvin and Chipmunks movie which apparently had a volcano in it. Well, Matthew has basically been completely obsessed with volcanoes ever since. He talks about volcanoes constantly, is afraid of ever getting into close proximity of one and is aware of major volcano hotspots around the world.

He asks to watch volcano videos on youtube everyday and has sat through 45 minute national geographic documentaries including one one the Icelandic volcano last year and another about a theoretical "super volcano" lying dormant underneath yellowstone. He calls these documentaries "serious".

Anyway, as luck would have it, Aunt Rachel, for christmas sent Matthew a little make your own eruption kit which is basically a plastic spout you attach to a bottle of diet coke - you then drop Mentos candies into the coke creating a giant eruption. Here is a video.