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Is it ironic that in a volcanic eruption in the Caribbean in 1902, the only survivor was a prisoner locked in a solitary confinement cell?

  • All fo the abve is definitely ironic

    Yes, it is ironic. Yes, it is ironic that a volcanic eruption that took place in 1902 spared only one life, that of a prisoner locked in a solitary confinement cell. He was being punished for a crime he committed, and yet, this very punishment is what spared him and saved his life. That is ironic. Mother Nature has always been the world’s deadliest serial killer. But even her most violent phenomena have met their match in the occasional lucky human. Over the years, people have walked away from firestorms, lightning strikes, and even Australia’s scariest wild animal. Louis-Auguste Cyparis was an escaped convict who handed himself over to the authorities in May 1902. It was a decision that would save his life. A resident of St. Pierre on the Caribbean island of Martinique, Cyparis’s escape attempt saw him sentenced to solitary confinement in the dungeon of the local prison.After getting into a brawl at a bar, Ludger Sylbaris was thrown into a solitary confinement cell in St Pierre. The next day, one of the most horrific volcanic eruptions occurred and killed almost everyone in the town. Ludger's life was saved from the airtight cell he was thrown in. How ironic this criminal survived this devastating event. Even more ironic, he became somewhat of a celebrity and joined the circus.

  • Yes, How Ironic.

    After getting into a brawl at a bar, Ludger Sylbaris was thrown into a solitary confinement cell in St Pierre. The next day, one of the most horrific volcanic eruptions occurred and killed almost everyone in the town. Ludger's life was saved from the airtight cell he was thrown in. How ironic this criminal survived this devastating event. Even more ironic, he became somewhat of a celebrity and joined the circus.

  • Yes, it is.

    Mother Nature has always been the world’s deadliest serial killer. But even her most violent phenomena have met their match in the occasional lucky human. Over the years, people have walked away from firestorms, lightning strikes, and even Australia’s scariest wild animal. Louis-Auguste Cyparis was an escaped convict who handed himself over to the authorities in May 1902. It was a decision that would save his life. A resident of St. Pierre on the Caribbean island of Martinique, Cyparis’s escape attempt saw him sentenced to solitary confinement in the dungeon of the local prison.

  • Yes, it is ironic.

    Yes, it is ironic that a volcanic eruption that took place in 1902 spared only one life, that of a prisoner locked in a solitary confinement cell. He was being punished for a crime he committed, and yet, this very punishment is what spared him and saved his life. That is ironic.

  • No, it is not ironic

    I don't believe that the survival of the prisoner is ironic, but coincidental. In fact, it may be more than coincidental, depending on the structure and build of the solitary confinement cell. If the cell was sturdy enough, he may have survived thanks to having been in solitary confinement, and not in spite of it.


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