Uncle Johns OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader by Bathroom Readers InstituteCelebrate the big 3-0 with this thrilling 30th edition of Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader—and cheers to 30 more!
Whats even more trusty and awe-inspiring than Old Faithful, the Yellowstone geyser that erupts 17 times a day? Uncle John and the Bathroom Readers Institute! Every year for the past three decades, Uncle John and his team of tireless researchers have delivered an epic tome packed with thousands of fascinating factoids. And now this extra-special 30th anniversary edition has everything youve come to expect from the BRI, and more! Its stuffed with 512 pages of all-new articles sure to please everyone, from our longtime readers to newbies alike. Youll get the scoop on the latest scientific studies, weird world news, surprising history, and obscure facts. Heres just a sampling of whats in store:
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How Geysers Erupt
Continuous observation revealed, however, that the eruptions occurred with some irregularity, the intervals varying from 33 to minutes. After the Borah Peak Idaho earthquake , those intervals became increasingly less predictable, although detailed measurements made since revealed that most eruptions fell generally within a range of approximately 60 to minutes, the average being roughly every 90 minutes.
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Old Faithful – Geyser in Yellowstone National Park
Most people know that Old Faithful got its name based on its highly reliable eruptions. Here are a few more interesting facts about Old Faithful. Old Faithful enthusiasts, from scientists and mathematicians to dedicated observers have shown that the length of an eruption impacts the interval time between eruptions, helping park rangers know when to expect them. How Often? Currently, approximately 20 times each day. But the earthquake lengthened interval time and subsequent earthquakes have had the same impact. How Much?
Old Faithful is probably one of the best known and most visited attractions in America. It is also the most reliable thermal feature in the world and scientists believe this may be due to the fact that Old Faithful is not connected to any other thermal features. Old Faithful erupts approximately every 91 minutes after an eruption lasting more than two and a half minutes and 65 minutes after an eruption lasting less than two and a half minutes. Recent research proves that the length of the intervals is increasing and scientists believe this may be due to earthquakes which are affecting subterranean water levels. Old Faithful is a popular attraction at Yellowstone National Park and visitors come from the world over to view this unusual and yet mesmerizing attraction.
Interesting Facts About Old Faithful
The most reliable of these is Old Faithful. It shoots water every 60 to 90 minutes and goes off about 17 times every day. Old Faithful was first named in by the Washburn Expedition. The water in the geyser is degrees Fahrenheit. The steam has been measured above degrees. Inside the park, besides seeing the geysers, you might see moose, bears or even wolves.
Three million people from all over the world tour Yellowstone National Park each year. Many of them come specifically to see the magnificent Old Faithful, a hydrothermal feature that has enchanted awestruck visitors since the park's inception in The interesting details behind this most famous of geysers will still wow you today. Learn all about them when you book a Yellowstone tour with Scenic Safaris. In the meantime, here are a few quick facts for your visit:. Rumor has it that soldiers in the s used this boiling geyser to wash soiled laundry.
Old Faithful was named by the Washburn Expedition of , who explored the area that would later be called Yellowstone. Members of the expedition entered the Upper Geyser Basin after traveling down the Firehole River and saw the geyser, which they called Old Faithful because of the regularity with which it erupted. Geysers like Old Faithful are only formed under specific conditions, making them relatively rare. Rhyolite, a volcanic rock high in silica content, lines the tunnel through which the water escapes its underground pocket, creating a pipe that can withstand the incredible heat and pressure as the water erupts above ground. It is uncertain what is causing the change.