Was It Hot Enough?: Lava Flow Swallows A Can Of Ravioli

November 25, 2013


This is a video of a lava flow eating a can of Chef Boyardee beef ravioli. I'm more of a SpaghettiO's with mini meatballs kind of guy myself, but that's just me and there's no sense trying to pretend I'm an adult. An old fighter plane, yes, but that's just good fun. NEEEEOW, NEEEEOW, PEW PEW PEW PEW.

Keep going for the video (including a crappy quality Youtube version in case the LifeLeak one doesn't work for you).

Thanks to KO, who bet me a dollar I couldn't touch lava for a whole second. Let me lick my finger first and you're on!

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  • Bubbubsky

    I don't know why, but I could watch videos of lava flows endlessly.

  • Tigerh8r

    Would have been WAY cooler if the can was full and unopened!

  • Iknowyou

    I am guessing they placed an empty can there to avoid it exploding and spewing hot ravioli and lave over everyone. But meh, I would have still placed a loaded can there and legged it.

  • jimmy

    I assumed that was why they put it in the flow's path in the first place; you know, to cook the food...

  • Jermain Palmen

    The can didn't even melt? I am dissapoint!

  • westmclarenmerc

    Ofcouse it didn't initially melt. The contents of the can prevented it from melting upon contact with the lava. The same way a folded piece of paper is capable of boiling water with a flame under it without the paper burning and the water spilling. Also the same way you will not be able to burn a rollingpaper when you press it against your arm and try to burn it with fire.

  • Ken

    Even the hottest molten rock, once on the earth's exterior, isn't hotter than about 1300 degrees -- usually considerably cooler, like this slow moving example. Depending on the alloy the lowest temperature at which steel will melt is above 1400. "Tin" cans are not tin.

  • MustacheHam

    Minutes later the lava produces pockets of explosive gas.

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