Volcano fun (Don't try this at home)

by Anonymous on May. 14th, 2014

Like most of you out there, I've often wondered: "What exactly would happen if I fell into a volcano?' You have to admit you've probably spent way too much time pondering this nagging question. Well, wonder no more, my friends. This instructive video by Photovolcanica.com finally puts to rest the question we've all been asking.

Not to worry, that's not a human body being thrown into the lava lake in Erta Ale volcano in northeastern Ethiopia. It's actually a just bag of garbage - mostly food scraps - collected from a local campsite. The 66 pound bag of waste was dropped from a height of about 250 feet, easily breaking through the crust that made up the lava lake's surface. The violent reaction from the organic waste is startling.

SOME OTHER COOL VOLCANIC ACTION
Impressive nighttime eruption
Mt. Etna erupts - January 2013
Eruptions A-Go-Go - lots of eruption footage
Hot Lava vs Wooden Shelter

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