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Old 09-16-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...stone-n1054811

Unbelievable. And yet, some people do walk on the thin crusts of thermal pools and geysers, and sometimes they fall in and boil to death. These idiots are now wanted by the National Park Service, but I imagine they are long gone by now.

Here is a link to more pics:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...stone-n1054811
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:19 PM
 
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That's thinkin' -- I'm sure this will appear soon on Pinterest as a "This Is Why Women Live Longer Than Men" meme. SMH
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:09 PM
 
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Idiots! You see people doing all kinds of stupid and dangerous things in the national parks.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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I recall reading some time ago that someone fell into a thermal pool at the park and the person just dissolved due to the extreme heat. Nothing left.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:27 PM
 
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We saw people doing stupid stuff at Yellowstone and not paying attention to their kids. Ugh!
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:52 PM
 
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The other one looks like a redhead female. Any idea where they were visiting from?
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Old Yesterday, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I recall reading some time ago that someone fell into a thermal pool at the park and the person just dissolved due to the extreme heat. Nothing left.

The water can never exceed 212 degrees, attainable in a minute on your stove-top, which won't even dissolve an egg.
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Old Yesterday, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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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.
Want to bet?

Man dissolves in acidic water after he slips and falls into a Yellowstone hot spring - CNN
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Old Yesterday, 03:59 AM
 
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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 looks like the water being acidic had something to do with it, at least according to the article.

Pressure and temperature do have a relationship as well as any chemical compounds that are in the water. Not all water will boil at 212*
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Old Yesterday, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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"just dissolved due to the extreme heat" is what I contested. But admittedly, heat may have been a catalyst in accelerating the dissolution. At that elevation, water boils at less than 212, so any liquid water would be even cooler..
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