Good To Know: What Happens When You Step In Lava

December 18, 2014


This is a video of a "professional" demonstrating what happens when you step on a lava flow. You don't actually sink, it just gives a little before trying to set your shoe on fire. But what about the even hotter, redder lava in the crater of a volcano? Would a really light person sink into that right away? I only ask because whether or not I write Peter Jackson an angry letter depends on it.

Keep going for the short video.

Thanks to Mack, who tried to tell me the lava in Mount Doom is magical and that's why that little ring-greedy Gollum sank so fast.

  • KLanD

    Wait.. that's it?

    Talk about anticlimactic.

  • MustacheHam

    Now do it without the shoe! >:}

  • dougfunnay

    you are a shoe

    also hams dont even have mustaches
    and thats why you are a shoe
    and i
    i am a hat

  • TheQiwiMan

    go home doug, u r drunk.

  • Wiley

    Rubbing a cat's belly seems more dangerous.

  • westmclarenmerc

    Not with the cats my mother has, they love belly rubs. I think the cats mistake themselves for dogs.

  • The_Wretched

    Which is why volcanologists have a short life expectancy.

  • Jenness

    "What an idiot" screamed the voices in my head. I some point these ridiculous "Well duhhh moron" videos will cease to get views...I hope.

  • shashi

    You should watch 'Idiocracy', being simultaneously funny and depressing was its genius.

  • Shawn Bibby

    liquid hot magma..

  • westmclarenmerc

    Magma = before eruption.
    Lava = after eruption.

  • Malcolm Fried


  • shashi
  • Jeremy Tilton

    The black skin of the flow is cooled. For his next trick, he should actually keep his foot there after he pierces it.

  • Leland_Gaunt

    Why didn't they just use a fake foot on a pole with a shoe on it? Would've made for a much more interesting vid than this. Hmm.

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