A Geyser Erupted in Yellowstone and 80 Years of Human Trash Poured Out

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Among the decades of trash spewed out by Ear Spring geyser were an old cinderblock, several damaged warning signs, a rubber heel insole and a baby pacifier from the 1930s.

Credit: Yellowstone National Park

On Sept. 15, Yellowstone National Park’s Ear Spring geyser erupted in its most violent display since 1957. For several minutes, sprays of steaming water leapt up to 30 feet (9 meters) in the air, chunks of rock and dirt spewed forth onto the ground and about 60 years of wishes were promptly reversed when the geyser gave up nearly 100 coins that had previously been tossed in. [Yellowstone and Yosemite: Photos of Two of the World’s Oldest National Parks]

Some coins were to be expected: Who among us hasn’t flipped a good-luck penny into a thermal vent? But park officials were more surprised to find that decades of man-made garbage had also burst forth from Ear Spring — some of which dated back to the 1930s.

 

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