Conversations in the car...
"Hey mom!" Trevor said to start the conversation.
"Wanna do a pop quiz?"
"When was the last time Mt. Vesuvius erupted?"
"Uh... can we make it multiple choice?
"Sure! You can make any choice you want. Any month, any day, any year. Multiple choice is great!"
At this point, parents in the front seat dissolve into laughter.
At that point, the tone in the back seat changed from light and fun to terse and annoyed.
"No. I really want to know when Mt. Vesuvius erupted last time."
I didn't turn around to look, but I bet he was frowning!
I'll go tell him now that the last time it erupted was March 18, 1944. The type of explosion was effusive and explosive, and a lava flow invaded Massa and S. Sebastiano.
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