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November 14, 2013

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rjmadden

It's arguably the best use of tinned ravioli.

David

It’s arguably the best use of tinned ravioli.

And yet when I was a child it was considered a minor treat. Surpassed only by Vesta’s dehydrated curries. We’ve come so far.

Mr Grumpy

Isn't that just typical! Every time I put some ravioli in the lava flow the phone rings and I forget to take it out in time.

Mr Grumpy

"Surpassed only by Vesta’s dehydrated curries."

The Chow Mein with crispy noodles was a still greater delicacy.

sk60

Love the gassy ppffft at the end.

David

The Chow Mein with crispy noodles was a still greater delicacy.

I don’t think I ever encountered one of those as a child, though apparently they’re still available. I imagine something like a Pot Noodle tipped out on a plate.

Mr Grumpy

apparently they’re still available

Well I never. But are they still making them? Or have they discovered a warehouse with a vast hoard of unsold packets from the Sixties?

I may have some difficulty selling this to Mrs G. But you really should try those crispy noodles.

David

Or have they discovered a warehouse with a vast hoard of unsold packets from the Sixties?

I shouldn’t imagine the mere passage of time, even hundreds of years, would affect the taste. And I quite like the fact that on Amazon under “product details” the only information is the product’s weight.

Mr Grumpy

I shouldn’t imagine the mere passage of time, even hundreds of years, would affect the taste.

Indeed. There was no nonsense about cutting out E numbers back then. The crispy noodles were as yellow as the submarine.

matt

Isn't that just typical! Every time I put some ravioli in the lava flow the phone rings and I forget to take it out in time.

That is going to have me chuckling for a long time.

I wanted to see him remove it, or some of it, somehow and take a bite. Does anyone else have issues with VIMEO playing in Chrome?

David

Vimeo is working fine in Chrome for me.

Sam

on Amazon under “product details” the only information is the product’s weight.

No one needs to know what's in a Vesta curry.

cm

All I can say is that if he keeps doing this experiment, in 20 million years' time, it's going to confuse the hell out of future geologists.

dicentra

it's going to confuse the hell out of future geologists.

During those 20 million years, the lava will be overlaid by more lava and maybe ocean and the pressure will turn it all into metavolcanic rock oh look a photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metavolcanic_rock and the remaining aluminum will, uh, I have no idea.

Turn it green. That's my guess.

David Gillies

That looks like it would make lovely countertops.

I see your Vesta curries and raise you a Findus Crispy Pancake.

JuliaM

"... though apparently they’re still available."

They are indeed! I always have a packet in, as the Chow Mein and the Paella are my guilty pleasures...

Ben

@dicentra, it's zinc or tin plated steel, with tin-based solder.

There should be enough there for the alien race to deduce a tin can, and some sort of carboniferous contents. For extra marks they should deduce that the tin was opened, and placed in the path of the lava deliberately.

Or more likely it will be lost to posterity as they will have more pressing things to deal with.

Most things which could be known, never will be.

Henry

I thought the whole thing would go pop after the lava engulfed it, but no it turned into a sort of bunsen burner, then into the thing that 007 shoots out of a pen at the female villain in "Never say never again"

We won't be laughing when Yellowstone blows...

Gary from Jersey

Too bad he opened the can first. Then he could have shown the true face of rapacious capitalism despoiling one of Gaia's more spectacular zits. He must be racist.

TimT

Bonus fun: salmon in a dishwasher. (I can't remember where I found this video but it may have been from you, David!)

Ben David

I do glassblowing. This is a fake video.
The label would have instantly burst into flames, and been quickly consumed, instead of waiting for actual lava contact. Also it's likely we would have seen some of the metal glowing - doesn't take too long for that, especially with a thin can.

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