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Old 09-17-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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In case you doubt the severity of potential harm around thermal pools and geysers, here is a link that lists injuries to people who have fallen or stepped into them.

https://www.yellowstonepark.com/thin...autionary-tale
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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The water can never exceed 212 degrees, attainable in a minute on your stove-top, which won't even dissolve an egg.
It isn't just the temperature, it's also the dissolved chemicals in the water.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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The same dumb tourists who think it's a good idea to take selfies with wild grizzlies and their cubs.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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The thread title sounds like the beginning of a joke.

I swear, these cameras are going to be the death of us all.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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This land is your land
This land is my land
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The water can never exceed 212 degrees, attainable in a minute on your stove-top, which won't even dissolve an egg.
There have been many fatal incidents at Yellowstone which involved people stepping or falling into a spring. I am not sure why you have trouble accepting this. Even a man who was pulled out of a spring alive, ultimately died. He had jumped in to rescue a dog that had fallen into a pool.

If I remember, some springs are hotter than others. And they have different chemical compositions. If you have ever visited Yellowstone, you should remember the pervasive sulphur odor that hangs over the areas where the springs and geysers are.

A particularly disgusting way to die would be to fall into one of the sputtering mud springs that are there.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:05 PM
 
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Next, they will be closing the park to protect the stupid people.
This never happens but every time something happens at a national park people say that. When has this ever happened?
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:06 PM
 
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There have been many fatal incidents at Yellowstone which involved people stepping or falling into a spring. I am not sure why you have trouble accepting this. Even a man who was pulled out of a spring alive, ultimately died. He had jumped in to rescue a dog that had fallen into a pool.

If I remember, some springs are hotter than others. And they have different chemical compositions. If you have ever visited Yellowstone, you should remember the pervasive sulphur odor that hangs over the areas where the springs and geysers are.

A particularly disgusting way to die would be to fall into one of the sputtering mud springs that are there.
She’s not disputing that the person died, he was disputing that he dissolved because the water was so hot. If he dissolved it was because of acid in the water not because of the heat.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:09 PM
 
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Next, they will be closing the park to protect the stupid people.
I hope not. While it would traumatize the next visitors who find their half-dissolved corpses in the acidic hot spring, it would make it clear for everyone -- as soon as the resulting videos are, inevitably, posted on Facebook -- why TF they have those guard ropes and "DO NOT ENTER" signs everywhere.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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There have been many fatal incidents at Yellowstone which involved people stepping or falling into a spring. I am not sure why you have trouble accepting this. Even a man who was pulled out of a spring alive, ultimately died. He had jumped in to rescue a dog that had fallen into a pool.

If I remember, some springs are hotter than others. And they have different chemical compositions. If you have ever visited Yellowstone, you should remember the pervasive sulphur odor that hangs over the areas where the springs and geysers are.

A particularly disgusting way to die would be to fall into one of the sputtering mud springs that are there.

All of what you say is true. I'm saying any HO-based fluid with a pH anywhere near 7 could never get hot enough for the heat to be the he cause of dissolution. In water that acidic, a body would dissolve at room temperature, albeit more slowly, not to mention more uncomfortably.
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