FOLLOW BOREME
TAGS
<< Back to listing
What happens if a bag of rubbish is thrown into a volcano?

What happens if a bag of rubbish is thrown into a volcano?

(0:49) Within certain circles, it is often discussed whether it is possible to sink in lava. It is possible to briefly walk on certain types of lava if professional heat-protective clothing is worn. But if you break through the crust, you are in for a warm end. This test was done with a box of camp waste (largely organic matter) in a bin bag. Estimated weight 30kg falling from about 80 metres. Location: Erta Vale volcano in Ethiopia.

Share this post

You can comment as a guest, but registering gives you added benefits

Add your comment
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: Hiyosilver (2030 days ago)
It's a good thing they didn't throw two bags. The Volcano might have erupted!
ReplyVote up (118)down (77)
Original comment
It's a good thing they didn't throw two bags. The Volcano might have erupted!
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: hot pants (2030 days ago)
I guess you would not care very much either way. It would be a definitive exit though!
ReplyVote up (101)down (65)
Original comment
I guess you would not care very much either way. It would be a definitive exit though!
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (2030 days ago)
And this is how we solve our wate problem
ReplyVote up (101)down (77)
Original comment
And this is how we solve our wate problem
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (2030 days ago)
or just burn the waste where it is and make electricity out of it, instead of driving it around the world to the next active volcano... also greenhouse gases are released by doing this
ReplyVote up (101)down (95)
Original comment
or just burn the waste where it is and make electricity out of it, instead of driving it around the world to the next active volcano... also greenhouse gases are released by doing this
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (2030 days ago)
Latest comment: it is possible to sink in lava, if you have a higher density than the lava
ReplyVote up (87)down (101)
Original comment
Latest comment: it is possible to sink in lava, if you have a higher density than the lava
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
RELATED POSTS
Ramez Naam - Exponential Energy
Ramez Naam - Exponential Energy
The military coup in Zimbabwe, explained
The military coup in Zimbabwe, explained
Dance has no boundaries
Dance has no boundaries
Tech & the City: Transforming cities with technology
Tech & the City: Transforming cities with technology
From scammer to saint
From scammer to saint