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Watch Geologists Use Molten Lava To Grill Up Some Steaks

Hannah Keyser
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082114 Lava Steak from robert wysocki on Vimeo

Molten lava reaches temperatures of at least 1300 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it a solid heat source if you need to grill up some steaks in seconds. Recently, students and geologists from Syracuse did just that as part of their Lava Project, and the resulting video is incredibly intense. In under six minutes, the heavily-protected team cooks up a party's worth of t-bones, hot dogs, and salmon steaks—including searing one hunk of steak directly on the lava itself, for students who prefer their meat "well done."

[h/t Popular Mechanics]

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