A frightening video captured back in 2002 shows two people throwing an object into a volcano, triggering it to erupt.
The two people can be seen standing at the edge of a cliff over a massive pit of calm lava.
With joint force, they then throw a large object to the bottom, which makes a splattering noise, breaking into the crust of lava.
Immediately, the volcano is triggered, starting to angrily spit out hot lava.
From a small hole caused by the object, the opening turns into a large puddle which keeps on widening, causing the volcano to awaken.
It was found that the two people throwing the object were actually researchers doing a test to find out what would happen if a human fell into a pit of lava from up high.
However, with the lava being pretty thick, an actual human would float rather than sink, although he or she will still perish in the process.
In this case, the researchers used a 30 kg box filled with organic waste.
The team believes that the eruption was caused in part due to steam produced by the organic matter that was thrown into the pit.
Since human beings are mostly made of water, if a person ended up in such a dire situation, they would probably also cause a similar effect.
All that being said, you should stay as far away from volcanoes as possible, as they are an unpredictable force of nature.
The experiment was carried out at the Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia.
See the full video below:
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