Happy Volcano day!
Mount Vesuvius near Pompeii, Italy, begins to erupt on this day in the year 79; within the next 25 hours, it wipes out the entire town. Hundreds of years later, archaeologists excavated Pompeii and found everything and everyone that had been there that day perfectly preserved by the volcano’s ash.
Later this event was used as a joke.
On a related note, everyone should watch the show this .gif is from, because I’m in it.
I’m not in it, but I’ve seen it and it’s funny.