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in Krull, under Films. Should be perfectly.
I'm not sure that "viscosity" quite maps to "thickness" as it's used in the article, but I'm not sure of a better way to say it. Isn't "viscosity" more about how sticky a substance is, rather than its density?
Also, there is a circumstance where solidified lava might get less dense: Pumice, the volcanic rock that's so light it can float on water
I think of viscous as "thick." It's tied to sticky because almost any thick liquid is also sticky.
EDIT: Googling "viscous" brings up a definition and sample... and hilariously, that sample is "viscous lava." So yes, I'd say it's quite apt.
As the description of this trope suggests: Lava is denser than water.
Logically Lava can be walked on provided you stay on top and don't have any of the lava roll over part of one's body. Am I right?
Assuming that it's cold enough to get close, yes. And that's a big "if".
Convection Schmonvection comes in there. Also, you try walking on peanut butter (one of the examples for lava viscosity in the article). I don't think it'd be all that easy. Easier than water, but that's not saying much.
Not to be a jerk and ruin everyone's fun, but...
That's not lava in Donkey Kong Country 2. It's actually just hot water (that can be cooled to make it swim-safe via an in-game mechanic). Actual lava is opaque and kills you instantly.
Three years later, this is my first thought upon finding this page. :D
I guess in a subversion, molten steel flows like water.
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