Tuesday, August 02, 2022

The Geyser That Spews Seltzer Water

Tom Scott sends us a report of a strange geyser in Soda Springs, Idaho. It's not a natural geyser, but an accidental side effect of drilling a well to supply a city pool. And it shoots seltzer water into the air! I guess you've have to expect that kind of thing in a town named Soda Springs, which sits on top of a reservoir of carbonated water. At any rate, the geyser at Soda Springs erupts more regularly than Old Faithful, but that's not natural, either. The story of Soda Springs is a strange tale of a natural wonder regulated by human intervention.

As an aide, there's a shot at one minute into the video of some buildings, and one building in the middle has an addition that looks like a cartoon chicken to me.


SnowMan said...

Thanks for sharing! Interesting stop, if I ever get back up that way again.

Yeah, I can see the chicken head.

WilliamRocket said...

I thought Thomas the Tank Engine.

Love how Tom tells us that Idaho is in the United States ... that's what people from outside the USA do, because they don't assume that everyone lives in the USA.

Lol to ease any perceived sarcasm, he said from near the border between Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand.