Editorial on our April fool’s Joke

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Mount Cleveland erupting photographed from the ISS. Image belongs to NASA/JPL and is from the Wikimedia Commons. Mount Cleveland erupting photographed from the ISS. Image belongs to NASA/JPL and is from the Wikimedia Commons.

Pretty much all of the US has by now noticed our small little April fool’s joke. Why now you might ask? Well, let us start at the beginning.

The readers and commentators at Volcanocafé are as a crowd a highly intelligent and very knowledgeable group. Since the onset of Volcanocafé we have published a bogus report on some extremely unlikely volcano that either is about to erupt, or is erupting, every April first. The only problem is that our readers are so fantastic that we have to place the level high to fool them for even a split second.

As such this year’s Aprils joke was a failure. It took about a minute for our regular readers to see through the joke. There was also a hidden clue in the piece that anyone…

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