Blofeld's Japanese volcano base erupts
Shinmoedake adds to earthquake woes
The Japanese are certainly having a rough time of it, and following last Friday's devastating magitude 9.0 earthquake, Shinmoedake volcano on the southern island of Kyushu erupted yesterday.
The volcano had been dormant for 52 years until showing signs of stirring in January. It's currently spewing ash and rock some 6,000ft into the air while a lava dome ominiously grows inside the crater.
Shinmoedake is some 950 miles from the epicentre of last week's quake, and experts can't say whether or not its latest outpouring is as a result of that event.
The mountain famously appeared in 1967 Bond outing You Only Live Twice, when it was the location of Blofeld's secret rocket base. Fans will recall it met an impressively pyrotechnic end at the hands of 007. ®
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Bloody hell, those poor sods have had it rough, is this the final kick in the teeth for our friends in Japan?
Hope so, our thoughts go out to everyone there
Do a George Lucas...
They could film the volcano actually erupting and edit out the crappy special effects of the eruption from the original film and insert the new footage and re-release it as an up to date re-imaged edition.
Hey it works for George Lucas who has been introducing minor edits to the star wars films and punting them out to an eager audience for the last thirty years or so.
Oh come on Universe! Give 'em a break!
Poor buggers, what next? An Asteroid?