WACKY: Claim that North Korea Plans to Nuke Yellowstone
Just in case you haven't heard enough insane conspiracy theories this week, here's one to top them all. There's a new claim that North Korea plans to nuke Yellowstone in an attempt to cause the supervolcano to erupt.
The Sun shared this whopper of a story this week. I think the original story goes all the way back to 2017. I'll give you the Cliff Notes version of what it says:
- North Korea has a hydrogen bomb
- They think it would be swell if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted
- North Korea wants to know what kind of explosion would cause the volcano to go nuts
- The guy that predicted it has been wrong before
That last one is key. The dude's name is David Meade. According to Wikipedia, he has twice previously predicted a world-ending event incorrectly. He's not the first person to wonder what would happen if a nuke was detonated in Yellowstone. Here's exhibit A:
If the video theory is correct, you'd need to get the bomb into the magma chamber to have any possible eruption effect. Good luck with that.
I will add a disclaimer. If you see anyone that resembles Kim Jong-un digging in Yellowstone, might want to alert a park ranger.