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What Happens When Lava Meets Ice? It’s Probably Not What You’re Expecting

Thank you Mr Internet for answering a question I never asked.

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The Internet does a myriad of things: it presents you with all the latest pictures of cats, it shows you images of places you’d never want to go and it answers questions you’d never thought to ask. The following video fits into the latter category.

If you’re anything like me you would expect ice to melt as soon as it was touched by the lava. That’s a fair theory, after all, ice melts when it gets hot and if lava is anything, it’s very hot indeed. Actually what happens is way cooler and weirder, thanks physics/chemistry.

Take a look at this mesmerizing video:

Didn’t expect that did you? It turns out that ice and lava have got quite a cool thing going on though. Check out these incredible ice caves made by lava.

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