spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58) wrote,
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spikesgirl58

oh, good grief...

Twitter user Jay Furr got in touch with the USGS volcano crew to ask the pressing question, "Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents?" Furr has been thinking this one through, adding the caveat, "assuming you had a long enough stick."

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Erm...we're going to have to say no, that's not safe. (Please don't try!) If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste BAD. And if you add sulfuric acid (in vog, for example) to sugar, you get a pretty spectacular reaction.

I can't believe someone would ever be dumb enough to even ask this... people, think!
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