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I Think Not

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#27703
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:** (2.05)
Category:Science
Submitted By:metallicmanAus***
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



"One of the volcanoes on the Hawaiian islands just erupted and sent all kinds of rock and ash into the air! I just saw it on the news!", Fred spouted, running into the room. Everyone paid close attention to the television set as they changed it to the news channel. Liz, knowing that isn't true said, "Hawaii? I think not". How did Liz know the eruption never happened?



Answer

The type of volcano on Hawaii is a "Shield" volcano, and the volcano Fred explained is a "Composite" volcano.

A shield volcano has slowly flowing lava with no ash spouting out. Every volcano on Hawaii is this way. On the other hand a composite volcano shoots out rock and ash, with a small amount of lava. A good example would be Mt. St. Helen's. If a composite volcano were to erupt it would not be on Hawaii.

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Comments

froggyggAus*
Dec 26, 2005

Hey tinman great and informative teaser!
Swordoffury1392*us*
Dec 26, 2005

This is exactly what we are learning about in science, so it was really easy for me!
metallicmanAus*
Dec 26, 2005

Thank you Froggy and thank you sword. We were learning about it to so it was a piece of cake to make! (that rhymed)
WJSMama**
Dec 26, 2005

I didn't get it, but at least I learned a new fact
lmurray*cn*
Dec 27, 2005

IF IT "JUST" ERUPTED, HE COULDN'T HAVE READ IT IN THE NEWS. SO IT HAS TO BE FALSE.
zonarita*us*
Dec 27, 2005

I enjoyed this knowledgeable teaser. Great job Tinman!
sgtammoAus*
Dec 27, 2005

Good and educational teaer Tinman!
Brainy_1Aus*
Dec 27, 2005

Good teaser! I like to learn something new everyday and this was it!
smek**
Jan 06, 2006

I disagree with the teaser. A normal eruption in Hawaii probably wouldn't make the news, but a composite would. Mt. St. Helens is flowing lava right now, why can't a volcano in Hawaii go composite on us!
bluehawk*us*
Jan 07, 2006

Very educational.I liked this one as well Tinman. Keep them coming!
metallicmanAus*
Jan 07, 2006

Smek, its because any volcano in hawaii is a shield. Thats how hawaii was made. And a composite doesn't spew anywhere near that much lava. It'll spew the smallest amounts.
silly_goose*us*
Jan 07, 2006

My uncle's a park service ranger and lives in Hawaii, and he's always telling us stories about how he manages to nearly die, going way past the "safety" lines, etc. He's an awesome story teller! Thanks for the teaser, it was fun to remember some of his stories along with it. **nostalgia**
Warrior_Poet
Jan 12, 2006

Good teaser, though some room for more obvious answers. One of which being... "we live in Hawaii, so we would have heard, felt, and seen the eruption outside."
katieevs*en*
Mar 22, 2006

Yeah I got this one!! A Level Geography really comes in handy with teasers like this!!!!
PunnettSwears*au*
Jun 09, 2006

Very informative. Great teaser.
insanebrain*us
Jun 13, 2006

I haven't erased the info I got on volcanoes yet, so this was easy for me.
slamherhard
Dec 09, 2007

darthpotterbobAph*
Dec 09, 2007

aah...i thought that Hawaii had underwater volcanoes! great teaser, tho, learned sumthin new!!!
bradon182001*us*
Dec 09, 2007

I never knew that, or at least I don't remember that fact about volcanoes, so I learned something new today (or relearned it.) Thanks metallicman.
doeheadAus*
Dec 09, 2007

NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW.THANKS
wordmama*
Dec 09, 2007

Imurray: 'Saw it on the news' is not the same as 'read the news'! I'm surprised at you; I thought you were more meticulous than that!! And welcome back!

And submitter, thanks for enlightening me; science has always been my worst subject; as you might be able to tell from my handle, I'm a language person.
hradilv**
Dec 09, 2007

Ditto slamherhard
FatHeadAus*
Dec 09, 2007

Wow, I just learned something.
betaivmx*
Dec 09, 2007

haha..that was easy.. good teaser
2ndhandroseca*
Dec 09, 2007

I did not get this answer This is more a science lesson that a teaser to me. I guess I learned
something. Thanx for posting anyway.
UptheHillA**
Dec 09, 2007

See, you CAN get smarter on this website!!!
Akatsuki_NekoAus*
Dec 09, 2007

obscure... deserves 4 in the hardness area..
savagesus*
Dec 09, 2007

hint gave it away good one though
phyllisa*us*
Dec 10, 2007

I learned something today
Yorkshire-BoyAen*
Dec 10, 2007

I never knew that little snipit of information...but now I do, so thankyou.
mondayschild59Aus**
Dec 10, 2007

This was something different. I know nothing about volcano's except they are full of hot air. Thanks for posting. I learned something new today.

Monday~
vlermaAus*
Dec 10, 2007

Thankls tinman, even tho it was two years old, I still learned something I did not know. I thought a volcano was a volcano. Good job.
dogg6pound9Aus*
Dec 10, 2007

great teaser... i knew the volcanos in hawaii didnt erupt, but i didnt know they had a specific name for them... thanks for the enlightenment, i now can pretend to be smarter than my kids LOL!
TableElbowsA*
Aug 21, 2009

I got it after reading the hint
builderus*
Jan 20, 2011

I was in Hawaii when the volcano on the big island erupted. It spewed lava 1500 to 1600 feet into the air along with rock and debris, but really no ash.
The lava still flows, most of it through lava tubes (top crusted over) to the ocean creating acres of new land each year.
auntiesisAus*
Jan 20, 2011

I learned something new today, unfortunately I will probably forget it by tomorrow.
Salutatorian
Jan 20, 2011

Nice one. I got it correct. A bit esoteric, but nice nonetheless!
MysteriousLighttus*
Jan 20, 2011

Awesome teaser! Tricked me at first too.. Thanks for the great teaser... I haven't see many science teasers lately.
BinaryHedgehogtus*
Oct 23, 2013

Volcanoes are like... you know what, that I don't think what I'm going to say is appropriate.



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