Friday, June 21, 2013

Today's Darwin Nominee: Let's Run On Top Of A Hot Lava Flow!

There's a video going around of a guy near a volcano running up and on top of a steep, and very hot fresh lava flow. He somehow made it through unscathed.

The surprising thing is that while this was an incredibly dumb thing to do, it wasn't the dumbest possible. With a little bit of luck, you won't fall through and burn yourself to a crisp of you run along hot lava, like the guy in the video did, says Erik Klemetti at the Weird Science blog

Still, notes Klemetti, if there's a thin spot on the crust on top of the lava flow, in you go, burning your leg off, practically. And if you trip and fall and hand falls through into the lava, that's got to hurt.

Anyway, here's the video. Don't try this at home. Or anywhere near your favorite neighborhood volcano.

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