#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, November 14th, 2013 17:32
#2 By: Raybert, November 14th, 2013 17:37
I must confess this is the sort of thing I would do if there was an active volcano near to where I live. And if I was a little bored on a sunday afternoon.
#3 By: Jason Andresen, November 14th, 2013 17:44
It looks like it was taken with a good telephoto lens, so I don't think it was excessively dangerous. I'm a little disappointed that they opened the can first, I was expecting a ravioli explosion when I clicked on the video. It does look like they left the can at least partially full though, since it spends a long time boiling off after it is engulfed.
#4 By: Sam Paul, November 14th, 2013 17:46
I'm disappointed it wasn't canned tamales.
#5 By: seyo, November 14th, 2013 17:52
would've been much cooler if the can had been full. I wanted to see it burst open in an eruptions of molten ravioli.
#6 By: MisterBigglesworth, November 14th, 2013 17:54
I was thinking the same thing. This looked more like an empty can.
#7 By: Raybert, November 14th, 2013 17:57
Same here, I pictured a spray of ravioly erupting from the lava.
They could do this again, but with a lava lamp.
#8 By: bradgall, November 14th, 2013 18:04
They could make a small fortune just posting videos of things being consumed by lava.
#9 By: tyger11, November 14th, 2013 18:07
Mix and match memes - will lava blend?!
#10 By: Warren Terra, November 14th, 2013 18:09
As several have stated, the title is inaccurate: this isn't "a can of chef boyardee ravioli", it's an empty chef boyardee ravioli can. Much less interesting (though possibly much safer to film - no exploding can!).
#11 By: haineux, November 14th, 2013 18:12
Now I want to go collect the slab of lava and machine it into a sphere with the remnants of a can embedded inside.
(I honestly have no idea if that's possible, never mind legal, ethical, etc. But man! Lava sphere with can!)
#12 By: bradgall, November 14th, 2013 18:14
#13 By: Tribune1984, November 14th, 2013 18:14
While an exploding can may be dangerous I do wonder if the radius for danger from exploding can is larger than the safe distance from lava.
#14 By: tyger11, November 14th, 2013 18:27
What about a white hot nickel ball in lava? Which is hotter?
#15 By: Raybert, November 14th, 2013 18:32
Well, I once gathered some data via a setup that included a can of ravioly (the veggie ones by Maggi), beer, the munchies and a huge bonfire. Extrapolating from this I think that a 5 meter savety radius should do it.
Anyone here from Hawaii with data on lava?
#16 By: Boundegar, November 14th, 2013 18:34
#17 By: John Smith, November 14th, 2013 18:45
#18 By: Stefan Jones, November 14th, 2013 18:50
I have a whole shelf full of "expired" canned vegetables and soups which I will GLADLY mail to Hawaii if someone takes the time to place them in front of a lava flow and film them, one at a time.
I'm serious. I'll even donate the equivalent amount of new, fresh cans to the Oregon Food Bank.
#19 By: Raybert, November 14th, 2013 19:04
Somebody from Hawaii, please do this! Pretty please, with sugar on?
#20 By: echolocate chocolate, November 14th, 2013 19:30
What about the safe radius for an exploding can sending chunks of red-hot lava into the air?
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