You're Nuts: Video Of A Man Standing Inside A Volcano

September 19, 2012

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This is a video of a guy with balls so big they rival the Death Star standing a scant 30-meters (~100-feet) from the VERY active lava lake inside a volcano. No word if he ever saw Anakin's arm or legs float by.

Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, after an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, we became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano's famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.

Hey, I'm all for unique life experiences, but standing inside a volcano pretending I'm trying to destroy The One Ring isn't one of them. Getting drunk in outerspace? That's high on my list. Tongue-kissing a dinosaur? Numero uno.

Hit the jump for the worthwhile footage.

Thanks to Lisa, who doesn't even feel comfortable standing next to the bathtub when the water is running on full hot.

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