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(Jana's POV) "So we're supposed to drink this?" Leon says suspiciously eying the lava river. "I guess," I admit and I get on my knees so I'm closer to the river. Leon coughs as he replicates my actions. He scoops his hands into the lava and jeers lightly, "To surviving." I dive my hands in and I'm surprised that the Phlegethon is almost on the cool side. "To surviving." I agree and I bring my hands to my lips. I take a gulp and I and I immediately feel nauseous because it tastes that awful.

(Jana's POV) "So we're supposed to drink this?" Leon says suspiciously eying the lava river. "I guess," I admit and I get on my knees so I'm closer to the river. Leon coughs as he replicates my actions. He scoops his hands into the lava and jeers lightly, "To surviving." I dive my hands in and I'm surprised that the Phlegethon is almost on the cool side. "To surviving." I agree and I bring my hands to my lips. I take a gulp and I and I immediately feel nauseous because it tastes that awful.

How to make Erupting Volcanoes with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda: Shape cardboard into a cone, using a cup to create an opening at the top. Use plaster of Paris over the cone to form volcano (don’t get plaster inside cup). Let volcano dry and decorate as desired. Separately, mix 1/4 cup vinegar with a few drops of dishwashing liquid, water and red food coloring. Place 1 tsp. of baking soda in another cup and place inside crater. Then dump the liquid mix into crater and watch the lava magic…

How to make Erupting Volcanoes with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda: Shape cardboard into a cone, using a cup to create an opening at the top. Use plaster of Paris over the cone to form volcano (don’t get plaster inside cup). Let volcano dry and decorate as desired. Separately, mix 1/4 cup vinegar with a few drops of dishwashing liquid, water and red food coloring. Place 1 tsp. of baking soda in another cup and place inside crater. Then dump the liquid mix into crater and watch the lava magic…

The Phoenix House by ArtisTree is a 450 square-foot tiny house built atop the lava flows of the Kilauea volcano and is completely off-grid.

Phoenix House by ArtisTree

The Phoenix House by ArtisTree is a 450 square-foot tiny house built atop the lava flows of the Kilauea volcano and is completely off-grid.

tulipnight:  Kilauea volcano lava flow spitting into the air and ocean by slworking2 on Flickr.

tulipnight: Kilauea volcano lava flow spitting into the air and ocean by slworking2 on Flickr.

In 1600 the Greek city of Crete ~ was hit hard by a massive volcano. The volcano threw up ash covering cities and ruining crops. They may have been the end of the Minoan civilization.

Daredevil photographers brave boiling waters to capture the drama of searing-hot lava crashing into the seas off Hawaii

In 1600 the Greek city of Crete ~ was hit hard by a massive volcano. The volcano threw up ash covering cities and ruining crops. They may have been the end of the Minoan civilization.

G Brad Lewis, known as Volcano Man, photographed his friend Bern standing in   front of exploding lava at the edge of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Brad says:   "Bern has hot lava literally landing at his feet. It is as hot as one can   stand to be next to, and it and burns any exposed skin - but the images are   just so cool."

Volcano Man: G Brad Lewis photographs volcanic eruptions in Hawaii

G Brad Lewis, known as Volcano Man, photographed his friend Bern standing in front of exploding lava at the edge of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Brad says: "Bern has hot lava literally landing at his feet. It is as hot as one can stand to be next to, and it and burns any exposed skin - but the images are just so cool."

Lava Flow, Hawaii - we didn't know the stuff on the road was lava and found out why the rental car was not allowed in the area - the tires don't like it....

Lava Flow, Hawaii - we didn't know the stuff on the road was lava and found out why the rental car was not allowed in the area - the tires don't like it....

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