Science: El Monstruo

"The greatest show on earth" (according to informed critics who have seen it) is now in the 20th month of an amazing run. Scene of the show is a Mexican plateau near the Pacific, 200 miles west of Mexico City. Paricutin, the new volcano which erupted from a cornfield, has grown to a mountain some 1,500 feet high and shows no signs of weakening. Natives call it El Monstruo. Belching 2,700 tons of fiery rock a minute, the crater has over-awed hundreds of tourists. At its more spectacular moments, spectators break into applause. One woman, after watching for a few minutes,...

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