Monday, April 19, 2010

Brooklyn Volcano Expert Impresses Natives

More in our continuing series on Brooklyn Volcano Experts:

In 1907, Frank Alvord Perret of Brooklyn, Assistant Director of the Royal Observatory of Mount Vesuvius, impressed the natives greatly by ascending the volcano when everybody else was running away from the volcano.

According to the New York Times, the Brooklyn volcano expert was thought to be absolutely bonkers by those who lived there.

Not only did he survive, but he pronounced that the volcanic activity would die down soon, giving comfort to the fishermen and peasants.

Way to go, Brooklyn volcano expert!

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