27 May 2014

Can of Coke, meet molten lava

Anyone up for a cold can of Coke? It seems even volcanoes enjoy one, these days, as this next clip proves. Freshly erupted lava can range from 700-1200 °C (1,300-2,200 °F), and judging by these images it’s best to keep your distance. Manufacturers have stated that Coca-Cola is best served at 4 °C (40 °F), but that’s one detail photographer Bryan Lowry didn’t care about. He wondered what would happen if a can of Coke crossed paths with molten lava, and decided to find out for himself and share the conclusion with the Internet, after he stageg an experiment on a volcano in Hawaii. What happened with the can of Coke? Check it out!