• Question: How long can you last standing in lava without dieing?

    Asked by vickyfleming to James on 19 Nov 2013. This question was also asked by chlochlobiebs1611.
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      James Hickey answered on 19 Nov 2013:

      Hey Vicky,

      That depends on the type of lava. There have been reports of people falling into some lava but quickly being pulled out – they survived but were badly burnt.

      You can also run on some lava if you’re quick enough, like this guy in the video. But I wouldn’t recommend it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bumUw0lNOz0

      Generally though, if you just stood still on lava you would get pretty hot and burnt very quickly.