The Real-Life Game Of Lava Will Melt Your Shoes
When this person conducted fieldwork in Hawaii on an active volcano, they forgot about the simple contents of lava. It’s hot. As they walked across the lava flow, the soles of their shoes melted off. Lava can reach up to 2,200 degrees F, so it comes as no surprise that the lava melted off their shoes. Afterward, they went through the water, and their boots shrank. According to Fact Monster, this process is simple in that, “as they move apart, they take up more space, causing even solid objects to grow slightly larger. Molecules slow down as they cool, and they take up less room. This causes things to shrink a little bit.” A field scientist should probably know this by now, but it’s possible she was new to the job (Cheezburger).