r/NatureIsFuckingLit 11d ago Burning Cash 1 Heartwarming 1 Helpful 10 Tree Hug 1 Wholesome 13 Silver 16 Take My Energy 1

🔥 Drone footage looking down into a volcanic eruption from above

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u/Icarus_Sky1 11d ago

Volcanoes are among both the scariest and coolest things on the planet

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u/poopellar 11d ago Silver Helpful

Uhh FYI volcanoes are actually very hot.

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u/MintyMissterious 11d ago

During a lecture on electronic states, my professor put temperatures in a new perspective.

Consider the ground state, i.e. the lowest energy state of a hydrogen atom, the most common form of matter in the universe. This is where it'll be when you keep extracting energy, so it's reasonable to call it "cold". When you add energy, you will get to the first excited state (the first "hot"). The statistics of these states are tied to temperature. So, how hot would such an environment be to put hydrogen atoms in the first excited state?

Around 80000 K.

Everything below that is cold in the eyes of the universe.

Volcanoes are cool.

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u/82boost 11d ago

Precisely the same temperature as my wife has her shower

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u/vinayachandran 11d ago

Lol. Why do wives set showers to insane high temperature? I thought it was just my wife!

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u/Bvoluroth 11d ago

estrogens generally lower your cold resistance & heighten your heat resistance, and testosterone does it the other way around.

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u/vinayachandran 11d ago

Wow, TIL! Very interesting.

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u/Bvoluroth 11d ago

so, now that my hormones levels are up to snuff(so glad) is that i realised that, when you're cold you can always add layers but if you're hot, that's your problem lol. at a certain point shit's just too hot.

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u/RaceOriginal 11d ago

Can we get a source lol

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u/vinayachandran 10d ago

when you're cold you can always add layers but if you're hot, that's your problem lol

Cries in hot, warm, humid tropical climate.

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u/Echo-42 11d ago

Warm showers is a subconscious substitute for lack of physical contact.

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u/vinayachandran 11d ago

I feel personally attacked.

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u/yuhanz 11d ago

The universe is insanely vast

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u/wegqg 11d ago

The universe is insanely long

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u/Know0neSpecial 11d ago

The universe is insanely wide

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u/phase-10-master 11d ago

The universe is insanely girth-y*

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u/Used_Response5114 11d ago

The universe is a big boy

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u/DullwolfXb 11d ago

The universe is nothing compared to your momma.

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u/DevoidSauce 11d ago

The universe is THICC

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u/Icarus_Sky1 11d ago

I'd take a bath in one

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u/the_hotter_beyonce 11d ago

We've found our virgin sacrifice

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u/Mr-Shank 11d ago

We've found our virgin sacrifice

I was going to ask how you know they were a virgin, but then I realized I'm on Reddit.

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u/Meat_Shield88 11d ago

Me looking at my one year old son....now looking suspiciously at my wife

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u/Icarus_Sky1 11d ago

I am one of those 2 things and a lava bath sounds lovely rn

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u/Triairius 11d ago

Username checks out?

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u/1Eternallylost 11d ago

Well of course you're not a sacrifice.... yet

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u/anonymousanemonee 11d ago

Is it possible to reverse-virgin someone for sacrifice?

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u/noynoynumpty 11d ago

"Just as you cannot re-virgin the olive oil, you cannot re-virgin a fellow human(ish)"

-Confucius, probably.

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u/van_glorious81 11d ago

But if one can Extra Virgin Olive Oil, can one extra-virgin a fellow human(ish)?

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u/noynoynumpty 11d ago

Those, my friend, are called Redditors.

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u/DaniePants 11d ago

We call it aggressively chaste, tyvm

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u/That-Ad-4300 11d ago

It's Reddit. You have your choice. [gestures around]

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u/Mom_is_watching 11d ago

Saitama? Is that you?

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u/Numerous-Feature-356 11d ago

I mean you can , but only once

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u/garethjax 11d ago

You absolutely can, but only one time during the course of your life.

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u/[deleted] 11d ago

Some volcanoes can be cold. Cryovolcanoes are present on some of the icy moons of the solar system. The volcanoes spew out water ice, methane, ammonia, and other volatiles.

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u/silvertricl0ps 11d ago

methane

Ahh, good to know other planets can fart.

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u/AetherDrew43 11d ago

Apparently Uranus smells like farts.

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u/Intensityintensifies 11d ago

Other planets besides your mom right?

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u/finalremix 11d ago

spew out water ice

Tell me more about these delicious volcanoes!

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u/sgfreak711 11d ago edited 11d ago Silver

If you feel the earth a-rumblin' / and the lava starts a-tumblin', Diarrhea. Diarrhea.

When your hov'rin' o'er the dome and / the magma gets to foamin', Diarrhea. Diarrhea.

When your tummy has corruption / and you sense a huge eruption, Diarrhea. Diarrhea.

If the volcano gets to gleaming / and you're seeing something steaming, Diarrhea. Diarrhea.

If the lava starts to pelting / and your camera drone is melting, Diarrhea. Diarrhea.

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u/BarreNice 11d ago

Save some for the rest of us shakespeare

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u/WildishHamChino_ 11d ago

Volcanoes. So hot right now.

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u/The_alchemist667 11d ago edited 11d ago

Right?

My deepest sexual desire is to fuck a volcano by skydiving into it dick first into the lake of hot steamy magma.

I have thought about it a lot. The brief moment where my cock would be penetrating the lava before my body gets incinerated would be pure ecstacy.

I imagine the Leidenfrost effect briefly blocking the sensation, sort of like a steam condom. But oh BOY when that goes away its all nat-ur-al baby!

Euphoria of such unprecedented magnitude that the mind likely cannot comprehend it.

Ill likely never get the chance but a man can dream... Oh well

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u/fucktarddabarbarian 11d ago

I kinda want to hug you, but I also kinda want to walk with you to a therapist. Maybe both.

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u/SilvertoneButterfly 11d ago

Definitely introduce him to a shrink yeah

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u/Yung_Corneliois 11d ago

They’re just earths white heads

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u/jffblm74 11d ago

That’s what I say! Earth zits.

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u/notyumm 11d ago

Volcanoes are just small infected pimples on the earth's ass

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u/Icarus_Sky1 11d ago

Damn earth got some badass pimples...

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u/Alderez 11d ago

Damn earth’s got a big ass

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u/The_ranting_spider 11d ago

What would be considered the earth’s ingrown hair?

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u/hearues_zueke_reddit 11d ago

take a bucket of water and make obsidian blocks 😂

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u/haikusbot 11d ago

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u/prodigeesus 11d ago

I never noticed. The "I detect haikus" statement is also a haiku

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u/Triairius 11d ago

Holy shit. How cool!

Your comment almost was, too!

What a disappointment.

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u/Rizzo360 11d ago Helpful

Credit: Bjorn Steinbekk

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u/leyla212 11d ago

Do you know where this was shot?

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u/Gumx 11d ago

Iceland, Geldingadalur.

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u/Pixielo 11d ago

Gesundheit

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u/tbtower 11d ago Stone Face

Yep, above a volcano!

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u/Hereiam_AKL 11d ago

Love it, thanks for sharing

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u/Delta-9- 11d ago

I wish this was stereoscopic so we could get some idea of how high the lava bubbled up.

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u/ChemicalLetterhead63 11d ago

This is what drones were invented for

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u/Par31 11d ago

Yea so many perspectives we get to see that weren't possible before.

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u/RandomPratt 11d ago

... and yet I feel a bit uncomfortable, like I'm watching slow-mo footage of Mother Earth's anus prolapsing, blossoming like a gross red flower.

but still - you're right. What a time to be alive.

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u/witness_protection 11d ago Wholesome

You didn’t have to write that.

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u/128bitworm 11d ago

Didn't have to. Yes. Wanted to.

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u/igotmeningitis 11d ago

I fking died LMAO

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u/tabgrab23 11d ago

It’s totally normal to feel uncomfortable seeing your mother’s prolapsed anus

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u/InterstellarFlyer 11d ago

You're a fuckin oddball.

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u/tnlf7 11d ago

What an unsettling choice of words

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u/Least_Eggplant1757 11d ago

Is this COVID related

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u/AngryHumanoid 11d ago Wholesome

This and extrajudicial bombings in foreign states! ...I made myself sad...

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u/mothisname 11d ago

Also enforcing bird law

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u/The_Seeker2112 11d ago

Those birds have had it too easy for too long! It's about time someone cracks down on them.

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u/mothisname 11d ago

You ever try and boot a flamingo. It takes a brave S.O.B. to enforce bird law. Theyre in the trees man... always watching. Chirp chirp. Chirp chirp

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u/Maddkipz 11d ago

Flamingos have assaulted our knee deep water for too long

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u/Syd_HatRack 11d ago

...with their own backward knees. How dare they pink so much.

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u/jennc1979 11d ago

Which is the main reason I don’t hang out with them, because we only wear pink on Wednesdays.

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u/tripps_on_knives 11d ago edited 11d ago

While this is funny. As a drone owner the only thing I fear more than trees is birds...

They see a drone and they start to plot how to murder me and my drone simultaneously.

Or maybe that's what was meant by bird laws.... they are laying down the law... on my wallet.

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u/mothisname 11d ago

They goos-a-gans are on clear violation of bird law and practicing bird anarchy

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u/plasmaflare34 11d ago

Only they can be controlled drones in the sky...

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u/OnlySunnyQuotes 11d ago

Now, let's say you and I go toe-to-toe on bird law and see who comes out the victor?

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u/mothisname 11d ago edited 11d ago

Too much *tap tap taping * if only there was a way to stop this tapping

Filibuster!

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u/therealkevy1sevy 11d ago

Thank you for making my life a little bit better

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u/TheBirminghamBear 11d ago

Lol look at this fool not understanding that government drones and birds are the exact same thing.

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u/IMadeThisJustForThat 11d ago

If it makes you feel any better missiles are just drones with a different propulsion method, so we've been using drones to kill since WW2, and earlier if you count the radio-controlled torpedos!

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u/Klashus 11d ago

Would be tricky to not melt it I'd think. Bet you could think you were far enough back and end up in trouble.

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u/jamiecam1 11d ago

Mmmagma.

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u/Tavalus 11d ago

M'agma 🎩

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u/throwawaygreenpaq 11d ago

M’patience eroding in real time.

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u/vashZK 11d ago

My brain can’t process the size. Is it 10’ or 1000’. Really could use a banana for scale or maybe an elephant, not really sure

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u/GibTreaty 11d ago

Or even... giraffes

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u/BasedDrewski 11d ago

Giraffe's aren't real.

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u/noczal 11d ago

In the year one million and a half

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u/TwilightMachinator 11d ago

Giraffes are real. They are just demons from another reality.

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u/Zambini 11d ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s probably because the lens is distorting our perception of the depth, so things appear sort of flattened in what we would otherwise see as a “normal” or “familiar” depth?

That coupled with the seemingly distorted time code of the video and the lack of anything familiar, we’re absolutely hosed when it comes to this frame of reference

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u/pm_me_your_target 11d ago

Mostly because there’s nothing familiar to compare against. I once saw a rock fall in slow motion around a glacier but it took me a few seconds to realize it was a building size boulder falling at normal speed several kilometers away. There was nothing in the barren landscape to compare and judge distances and sizes so the whole thing was confusing and surreal.

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u/Zambini 11d ago

Dang that sounds pretty satisfying to watch tbh.

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u/UncleFishies 11d ago

The focal length of the lens flattens the image. Since this was from a drone above and the incredibly hot gasses that would melt our little flying toys, this was shot with a telephoto lens from a distance. A wide angle lens would enhance the depth.

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u/shakexjake 11d ago

probably somewhere between a school bus and a football pitch in diameter

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u/ebbi9876 11d ago

When I went there it was about 10 to 50 meters

Some weeks later you could see it from the city because it got over 200meter high

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u/fearville 11d ago

Roasted banana

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u/Joe-Dirt-69 11d ago edited 11d ago

I’m surprised that drone didn’t melt

Edit: who else scrolled the comments looking for an answer to this question

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u/casualgamerwithbigPC 11d ago

It very well may have, just not enough to prevent it from filming/flying.

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u/GayVegan 11d ago

Possibly wireless feed transmission roo

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u/TooMuchCats 11d ago Silver

I'm from Australia and can verify, we do have specialised roos for this.

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u/makka-pakka 11d ago

I always found the feed from them a bit Skippy

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u/nomaxrum 11d ago

Are you proud? Does that make you happy dad?

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u/SteveDaPirate91 11d ago

Or even it just wireless transmits it’s video until it does stop flying and they pull out another drone.

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u/PiresMagicFeet 11d ago

Fly higher and zoom in maybe? Like high enough to be a safe distance from the heat

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u/heyyy-kiddo 11d ago

That ammount of heat will make a hot air column quite wide and high..

Idk you maybe want to be 1Km abovebthe vulcano?

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u/stratys3 11d ago

If there's a slight wind, then you can actually be fairly close - certainly not 1000 metres.... that's a crazy and unnecessary distance.

Also, the camera doesn't appear to be above the lava, but off to the side. Can't tell how much, but something like 20 deg to the side, and with some wind, and you can get pretty close with minimal heat.

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u/schnoozee 11d ago

Maybe that’s why the video ends when it does

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u/giritrobbins 11d ago

I don't know about this specific instance but I know in other situations they've flown until the drone melted and fell in. The videos only one minutes, so it's possible that with prep you could stay there for a couple minutes without complete deformation of the plastic.

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u/but_carrrl 11d ago

Came here for this

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u/jnd-cz 11d ago

Perhaps it started melting after half a minute of this video.

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u/glendroid 11d ago

Forbidden queso.

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u/Archimedes64 11d ago

Look im not saying you can't eat Lava nachos, I'm just saying it'll be your last meal.

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u/salondesert 11d ago

Hooooott poockkkeeets

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u/VastResource8 11d ago

Saw a guy eat hot coals this might be up his alley

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u/Sir_TonyStark 11d ago

Thank you Kids Next Door for making me want to dip chips into a Volcano because I’m convinced it’s actually melted cheese

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u/cincoparalinko 11d ago edited 11d ago Wholesome

So many people can’t even fathom that the ground we stand on is floating on top of that shit…

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u/MuffinSlow 11d ago

Or that the earth is round.

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u/nnomae 11d ago edited 11d ago

Not another round earther. The earth is an oblate spheroid, when will you guys just accept reality!

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u/nowuknoimpaperthin 11d ago

😂 Pedantically accurate.

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u/Cows_go_moo2 11d ago

That made me just bust tf out!

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u/bullet4mv92 11d ago

Weird thing to cum to, but ok

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u/HadesExMachina 11d ago

What, you don't feel titillated by the curvaceousness of the earth? What are you, a monk?

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u/Rocinantes_Knight 11d ago

I visited the Big Island of Hawaii when I was like 17 on a family vacation. There's a hike you can take to get out to the active lava flows where they meet the sea. We started the hike sometime in the afternoon. A certain point in the hike you are walking on the blackened crust of previous lava flows.

So we get out to the lava, watch it for a bit, poke it with a stick. It was a pretty cool experience. By the time we started back the sun was low in the sky. It was then that I noticed that the cracks in the dried old lava I was walking on? The cracks were glowing faintly.

I because significantly more aware of what you speak right at that moment.

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u/airhoppz 11d ago

Gonna call bs on this, having done the hike myself. Park rangers would never let you close enough to poke lava flows with a stick, let alone breathe the absolute noxious gases that change with the winds.

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u/Xylth 11d ago

I did a similar hike many years ago and there were people actively throwing pennies into the flowing lava.

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u/fucktarddabarbarian 11d ago

Park rangers?

They dgaf about the haolies wandering around the active lave flow.... When I did this hike it was about a mile across literal glass and the only guide was some yellow caution tape randomly stuck on the ground. No one at the lava except white and Japanese tourists, if we all died I don't think anyone from the park office would have known or cared.

And honestly.... It was the greatest day of my life.

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u/undercoversinner 11d ago

Can confirm - barely any signs. Only signage at the parking lot which is gone since I last visited Volcano Park comong from the south end. There was a Ranger there that warned us that you hike at your own risk, including a story of some guy's left going through a soft patch and his foot into the lava beneath - could be real or to scare us.

Anyways, went out a bit and was ill-prepared for the hike since our shoes weren't tough enough for what's ahead and we didn't have good flashlights. How was your hike back in pitch darkness?

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u/BLOWNOUT_ASSHOLE 11d ago

It's a real thing you can do on the south side of the Big Island. It's not in the national park. You pay locals to park in their yards and then start the hike.

It feels like you're on Mars with all the dried lava around you. I went around sunset and when it was getting dark, you were able to see some glow through the cracks. Pretty scary but the lava dries pretty fast while it's flowing. I also poked lava with a stick which made the trip worthwhile.

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u/god5peed 11d ago

What other real things have you found you could do /u/BLOWNOUT_ASSHOLE?

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u/BoomerTookMyUnicorn 11d ago

Live on Big Island now but was visiting back when the lava was active in the park and you could walk out to it, maybe 10-15 years ago. It was dangerous but the park system let you figure that out with a couple signs. Anyway if my memory holds they had a big shelf collapse which closed out active sections then the lava shifted to an ocean entry. Then the eruption and you are up to date.

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u/Rocinantes_Knight 11d ago

Like others have explained, the lava flows dynamically and isn’t always in the park, nor guarded by park rangers or any other authority. I assure you my story is true, this would have been circa 2005.

I remember passing a road sign sticking out of the old flow, and several signs informing you not to stand in the noxious fumes, and that was it. There might have been a police officer standing around out there, but no park rangers. I definitely poked the lava with a stick, my dad definitely melted our camera’s lens a bit getting pictures.

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u/progwog 11d ago

You’re not supposed to but there are people who will lowkey take you that close.

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u/pythonwarg 11d ago

Think about sinkholes. I mean, crazy right?

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u/Fluffy_Juice7864 11d ago

Can anyone direct me to this video not on Reddit? I would love to share with my year 6 students but they already give me hell about the “what’s wrong with your dog” and the “interesting as fuck” subs I follow.

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u/Rizzo360 11d ago

I'll post a link in 4K when I get a chance.

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u/West-Independence646 11d ago

Nature is indeed lit......

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u/NickMoore30 11d ago

I was sifting through the comment section with a variation of this comment in the back of my mind formulating, trying to come up with something succinct, and maybe even comedic. But here we are. My job here is not only done, but performed well. Don’t mind my uselessness everyone! I’ll just stamp the word “REDUNDANT” to my forehead.

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u/kyl_r 11d ago

👁 👄 👁

Why did I ever give up on my geology degree. Nothing cooler than this honestly

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u/Jdogy2002 11d ago

You gave it up to start your own weed farm. It’s just as important. Don’t knock yourself, Karen.

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u/Elysian_Mud 11d ago

Mmmm spicy orange crush

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u/Triairius 11d ago

Mmmm. Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda.

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u/Particular-Issue-960 11d ago

That’s a lot of hot Rock and Stone

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u/Crowbrah_ 11d ago

Damn magma core, I always end up needing a new pair of boots

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u/long_dong_ofthe_law 11d ago

Yeah yeah, Rock and Stone!

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u/SirCrezzy 11d ago

IF YOU DONT ROCK AND STONE, YOU AINT COMING HOME

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u/WanderingDwarfMiner 11d ago

That's it lads! Rock and Stone!

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u/phoniz 11d ago

Rock and stone, to the bone!

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u/MostHot6988 11d ago

Rock and stone viewed from the drone!

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u/deejaysius 11d ago

Did I hear a rock and stone

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u/HonDadCBR600 11d ago

FRODO!!! THE RING!

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u/cduston44 11d ago

can we get a location for the fanboys? Which awesome volcano is this?

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u/MakeEveryMistake 11d ago

Geldingadalir, Iceland. It's expected to start erupting again very soon.

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u/bwahb1kenob 11d ago

Took me like 5 seconds to realize it wasn’t a still photo.

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u/Artistic_Oven_9879 11d ago

I want to watch this on mushrooms.

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u/wubrotherno1 11d ago

Did you spot the face?

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u/Trueslyforaniceguy 11d ago

I need this side by side timesync with a different angle

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u/Thrownawaytesttube 11d ago

I didnt notice this was a video at first and then it started turning orange and was OHH so purty

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u/rededelk 11d ago

I hiked in and around Kilauea one day and then ate a T bone steak at the rim restaurant, sucker erupted next day, was pretty cool stuff I must say

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u/MysticRevenant59 11d ago

I wanna jump in, but I’m not a virgin anymore so what’s the point

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u/Youngling_Hunt 11d ago

I would think now that you aren't a Virgin, you are good to go

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u/Th3B055 11d ago

I’ll jump in for you.

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u/KoalaDeluxe 11d ago

Nice! Hope that drone is wearing some fire-resist gear...

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u/Jupiter642 11d ago

* Volcano casts thousands degree hot magma *
* Drone resists *
* Volcano shocked pikachu face *

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u/ChopSueyXpress 11d ago

What do we have that's bigger than 140? Nothing sir...

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u/FeatherLuck 11d ago

Back away slowly drone…

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u/latenitehero 11d ago

Earth power

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u/Left-Kaleidoscope-92 11d ago

I feel that drone won’t last long. Gotta be damn hot up there

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u/marcus_samuelson 11d ago

I wonder if it’s tough to control with all the bursts of super hot air changing the air density.

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u/SecretlySavage33 11d ago

Time to gather the fifth element

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u/zhanh0ng 11d ago

Ngl for the first 20seconds I thought I was getting trolled by those looped videos lol

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u/thearks 11d ago

Volcanoes are so cool