Teenagers care more about earthquakes than Mary Fallin…


If you reading this, you’ve more than likely been a teenager at some point in your life. If not, then your parents need to do a better job monitoring your Internet history. This place is for immature grown ups! Get out of here and go lick eyeballs, smoke some Smarties or download these nine “dangerous” apps that KFOR warned us you are using.

Since we’ve all been teenagers, we know that most of them are self-absorbed narcissists who think the world revolves around themselves. They generally don’t care about issues or causes or politics. They have more important things to worry about, like talking shit about friends, scoring cheap drugs and destroying property. Granted, you can say the same thing about most adults, but at least we pretend to care about things that don’t affect us.

That being said, some Oklahoma teenagers are defying the stereotype. Earlier this week, News 9 reported that some high school students from Bethel are researching our earthquakes. Well, at least they are until Continental Resources instructs Mary Fallin to shut the school down.

Via News 9:

A group of students are tackling the topic of Oklahoma earthquakes. The Bethel High teenagers are dedicating their time after school to raise awareness of drills and safety…

Now, this talented group of teens will focus their time after class on a topic that has rattled so many in our state.

“Recently Oklahoma has led the world in seismic activity,” said senior Dakota Mullendore. “We’re bound to have a big one.”

So to get everyone ready for the big one, they designed brochures, built a website with all kinds of information – the spike in statistics, earthquake safety and school drills.

Wow. They designed brochures about our man-made earthquakes? That’s awesome. Can we get them to mail a couple of copies to Mary Fallin, The Corporation Commission, the Oklahoma Geological Survey and all the other agencies and politicians who are dragging their feet on the earthquake problem? They could probably use the data.

They hope the video they produced will spread to other schools and spark conversations that could make a difference the next time the ground shakes.

The STEM club is in the running to win another $30,000 through the same competition.

To follow their progress and check out their work, click here.

Most high school students are annoying, but these kids are awesome! Way to go Bethel High School Students! It’s good to see someone in Oklahoma act like they give a fuc…. errrr…. dang about earthquakes. I’m sure you’re all going to make a lot of money working out-of-state someday. If he hasn’t already, expect David Boren’s to offer each of you a President’s Scholarship to OU. He’ll probably want to oversee all your future earthquake research.