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Apr 14th 2016 at 10:44:42 PM •••

NFI what the protocol is for correcting spelling mistakes, so apologies.


in Krull, under Films. Should be perfectly.

Apr 14th 2016 at 8:04:36 AM •••

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

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Apr 14th 2016 at 1:01:46 PM •••

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.

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Feb 5th 2014 at 1:58:04 AM •••

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?

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Feb 5th 2014 at 3:07:25 AM •••

Assuming that it's cold enough to get close, yes. And that's a big "if".

Apr 14th 2016 at 8:02:02 AM •••

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.

Sep 19th 2010 at 2:56:42 PM •••

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.

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Jul 26th 2013 at 3:37:33 PM •••

Three years later, this is my first thought upon finding this page. :D

Sep 19th 2010 at 1:27:34 AM •••

I guess in a subversion, molten steel flows like water.

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