Ever wondered what would happen if you stepped on molten lava?
Thankfully, you don’t have to try it for yourself and you can just watch the video below.
*PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS. USE SOME COMMON SENSE AND DON’T BE AN IDIOT, OKAY? IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR?*
“When the lava emerges from one of the vents at Kilauea, it comes out at 700 to 1,200 °C (1,292 to 2,192 °F), and begins to make its way to the path of least resistance. This video shows how pressure applied to this dense material only causes a slight indentation. While this may not be surprising (it is liquid rock), I think that many people think of lava as more of a hot-watery-like substance. You would never fall into a lava lake the way you would a swimming pool, the molten rock is much more dense, so you would simply land on it, sink a little, and be burned.”
I’m not sure what I really expected to happen, but I was pretty satisfied with the result.
I’d love to see what the bottom of his shoe looked like afterwards. It could be a pretty sweet marketing tool for whoever makes those hiking shoes if they weren’t completely destroyed from this attempt.
Also, I have to ask… why would you ever do this? There had to be a greater-than-75% chance that his whole foot could have caught on fire, right? I like YouTube for what it’s worth, but there are some really dumb people out there…