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What would happen if you fell into a volcano?

Fountaining activity on the surface of a lava lake.

(Image credit: YouTube | Photovolcanica)

Lava's high density and low viscosity means you'd smack onto the surface of a volcano's lava pit rather than sinking in. Because of the tremendous heat, you would burst into flames, and the gases given off my your burning flesh would react with the lava, creating mini eruptions called fountaining. [Find out more about death by volcano]

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