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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yellowstone Volcano Hazards

The Yellowstone Volcano lies on National Park in the northwest corner of Wyoming, in the US. Its caldera is 90 km in diameter and the history says the eruptions have occurred every 600,000 years, although the last eruption was registered 640,000 years ago. Due to the pressure of magma, scientists have been analyzing the soil behavior and they have noticed it swells from 5 to 7 cm every year. However, this year they found out the volcano has extraordinarily swollen over 25 cm, which means much more magma pressure. Scientists say this is a case they have never seen before and they don’t know if it’s already a pre-eruption.

In their point of view, a tremendous disaster would happen in case the Yellowstone wakes up. As a matter of fact, it would be the same as a billion nuclear bombs explosion. Besides that, the eruption would last 5 days. Three months after, clouds of volcanic dust would cover North Hemisphere turning down the temperature to -30ºC. Consequently, at the same time, in South Hemisphere the weather would be very dry, with the temperature going to 50ºC. Immediately after the eruption, a mortal and poisonous gas, called piroplastic as hot as 900ºC would spread incinerating everything, reaching an area of 1900 km and devastating Kansas, Nebraska, Livingstone, etc. Also, an earthquake of 8.9 degrees in Richter scale would be provoking a giant ground wave that would reach the ocean, causing a terrible tsunami. I really believe that the tsunami would havoc the coast areas of Europe, Central America, South America and Asia, with its 55 meters waves.

It´s important to clarify that there are vocalnos and super volcanos. The Yellowstone is considered the second of the list, for its magnitude. A volcanic explosion kills plants and animals. On the other hand, an eruption from a super volcano can extinguish species, because of changes on the weather. There is not any recent register of these super eruptions in human history, but geologists are constantly analyzing the way they could act. According to researchers, the last super eruption occurred from the super volcano Toba, in Indonesia, 74,000 years ago. It almost extinguished the human specie on earth, by reducing the population to a few thousands of people.

This would lead me to conclude that there isn’t much to do to minimize the effects from a hazardous devastation in case the Yellowstone wakes up some day. Let’s put things on the perspective that all we have to do is managing with the consequences the best way we can. Scientists assume that the worst is for those ones who live in a 600 miles straight line from east to west sides to the volcano. They will certainly die. Changes on the weather will worsen global warming situation, making the temperature unbearable. Well, I do believe that what we have to do now is trying not to panic, also trying to believe those more optimistic geologists who said that the eruptions are in their “just initial stages” and hope that these initial last for thousands and thousands or millions of years…

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Reading about life at Google, I have just found out that they are concerned about making Googlers assimilate that they are not there for the money. They are there, because they want to change the world. They say they don’t discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristics protected by law. They receive a huge number of applications everyday, and every employee has to have something important to say, for Google looks to hire exceptional people that have great experience and creative ability. Education is also essential. Before you apply to work at Google you should make sure there is something about you that separates you from other applicants. You will need to be extremely good to be considered for a job at Google.
They provide compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards. Actually, I´d say that to have an employee’s life at Google is something that every student of technology or even workers in that area aim to get. However, they must not forget that Google is just one of the top 100 list of companies to work for in the United States, elected by Fortune. The fourth one, to be more exact.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Obviously, you would have to write something that a publisher would like to publish. The best way to find agents and publishers addresses is to consult “The Writers and Artists Yearbook”, which is updated every year. You could also pray. It helps.
Actually, what brings me satisfaction by being a famous writer is what my earnings have given to me that mean the absence of worry. I have not forgotten what’s like to worry about money to pay the bills. Not having to think about that any more is a big prize in this world.
Besides that, the opportunity of supporting a wide number of charities and causes makes me happy and I know that thanks to my writings I can help poor and sick people.
Finally, I would say that there’s at least one disadvantage about being famous. It´s the fact that you cannot walk on a street like a normal person, without being recognized. For you own safety and for your family’s, you´ve got to be followed by security guards most of the time and it brings you no privacy.

By WD Enrowling

Thursday, April 1, 2010




This song by Tim Maia will probably be a classic in fifty years time. I have some reasons to say that. First, because it is very romantic and people will always be connected to love story songs like this one. Second, his wonderful voice that tells a story of the end of the sadness, of someone who was waiting for his love. And also because of the melody which is a mix of pop, soul, and jazz (which shows his rich musical background). One way of checking it is when other generations of singers come out and record his songs.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


What am I supposed to tell you about this American writer? Should I make just an ordinary biography? I guess not. Well, but I think that it´s important to register that he was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Feb 11, 1917 and died on Jan 30, 2007, at the age of 89, and that he was considered one of the most famous writers in the world. Also that he was one of the top bestselling and the most translated authors, who have sold over 300 million books, in the world.
Besides that, Sidney Sheldon was the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, an Edgar, and an Emmy Nomination:

The Oscar – 1948 – For his Best Writing, Original Screenplay: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.
The Tony* - 1959 - For his musical Redhead.
The Edgar – 1969 – For The Naked Face.
The Emmy - 1967 - For his I Dream of Jeannie.
During his long life he enjoyed three careers - a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist. But, among all his works, it´s known that Sheldon liked to write his books mostly. And, curiously, most of his readers were women. Asked about that, he said: “I like to write about women, who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power - their femininity, because men can't do without it.”
Sheldon struggled with bipolar disorder for years, as detailed in his autobiography published in 2005, The Other Side of Me.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This advertising has called people’s attention, for its funny style. Actually, the campaign has been well succeeded and I believe that Nova Schin Group is very happy with the increasing sales of beer.

The commercial target group is adult consumers of alcoholic drinks, due to law restrictions and people must be advised to consume them with moderation. However, this advertising has reached children and teen’s attention as well, for its hilarious message of one answering someone else’s cell phone, using words with ÃO in the end. Words like sabadão, pokerzão, perfeição, carrão, amigão, mulherão, etc., rhymes with the new cervejão.

Cervejão was intelligently created to oppose all other brands of beer that people are used to call the cervejinhas. A new concept is in the air. Nova Schin has now to be good enough to keep up with what it promises.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

WLC Shampoo Advertising

Welcome to Heaven!

A single photo is worth more than a 1000 words.
Welcome to heaven!
Leave  the sadness  of having a frizzy and dried hair behind.
Now you can get WLC NOFRIZZ!!!
It is the most revolutionary formula that makes your hair smoother and shinier, without leaving it greasy.
A new, a different, and a wonderful look in your hair are all you want to feel in paradise.
So, what are you waiting for?
Try WLC NOFRIZZ right now and see it for yourself.                             

P S: - WLC stands for welcome! This product is fictitious. It is just a school homework. Also the images were taken from Google. The purpose is just to stimulate followers to read and tell me if the advertising convinces someone to buy the shampoo or it´s a waste of money doing it, as it has been stated in the previous article.