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WATCH: This footage of molten lava swallowing a ravioli can is fascinatingly beautiful

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Can something be newsworthy simply because it looks weird and cool? Of course.

Hawaiian photographer Bryan Lowry has been a Kilauea volcano expert for over two decades, and he’s captured some amazing images of volcanoes on video and film.

This video of a lava flow enveloping a ravioli can is pretty simple and straightforward, yet captivatingly beautiful all at the same time. There’s something very odd and hypnotic in how the bulbous orange-red mass slowly separates from the dark-gray stringy film it’s encased in, enveloping the can and incinerating it into dust.

Watch:

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Dave

    November 15, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Had it been full it would have been GLORIOUS!!!

  2. Bob Dobbs

    November 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I just put mine in the microwave for about 90 seconds, but this is much cooler…

  3. Ken

    November 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Is he gonna pick it up? Is this not considered littering? Especially at a national park?

  4. Dekes

    November 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Oh! Oh! Now do Ted Cruz!

  5. Charles

    November 16, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Wow, how unimpressive. Better come up with something a hell of a lot more exciting than this for today’s hardcore surfers. REALITY CHECK; Should have been an unopened can. Maybe the heated up ravioli inside would have built up pressure to explode from the top, making it a real crowd pleaser, Quit wasting our time with limp lackluster vids.

    • Marie Constance Levert

      December 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

      have you ever filmed lava? can you come up with something better? then show it on the internet, then you might have something to stand on. haha. standing on lava. there ya go, film yourself standing on lava, that’ll top any bozo out there trying to film lava pics…

  6. djiril

    November 16, 2013 at 4:10 am

    For some reason this really felt like a Chef Boyardee ad at the beginning.

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  8. Michael Friedland

    November 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    That is really cool. No can can withstand red hot liquid hot magma!

  9. Olde Geek

    November 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Gee, could of at least filled it with water.

  10. Sharon

    November 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    For someone that says he is a Kilauea Volcano expert for two decades, you are simply ingnorant and uneducated Mr. Lowry of our Native Hawaiian Traditions and Culture. What you did was disrespectful.

    • Marie Constance Levert

      December 1, 2013 at 8:17 am

      what should he have used then, if not an icon of our throw-away fast-food culture? A skull?

  11. Marie Constance Levert

    December 1, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I love lava, the way it flows. the food can got vaporized; maybe people could use that intense heat for cremating after they die. It’s so hot that nothing is left except vapors… Pele is powerful, and I really don’t think She minds a can of Chef Boy Ar Dee to consume… She is a little more pissed at how business humans conduct things with their little money schemes and polluting schemes, and over fishing schemes… Pele can say a lot on those things.

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