I'm feeling \$145,000 is a little low for this one.

\$145,027 is a oddly specific amount

"Twice as hot as lava" is both untrue (it's often over 2,000 F) and meaningless if you're using an arbitrary temperature scale like Fahrenheit or Celsius. Is 2 degrees Fahrenheit "twice as hot" as 1 degree Fahrenheit? What about 256K vs 256.5K?

Assume the people who wrote the news article are stupid and science illiterate as the default. Point is, it was apparently really fucking hot

I think it’s kind of like how a large sinkhole can be up to 15 refrigerators wide.

>15 refrigerators wide. How much is that in football fields?

Any scale works as long as the "twice" actually refers to absolute temperature (i.e. Kelvin). Or maybe it should refer to its enthalpy? In any case we the reader understand that it's bloody hot, and for me it was specifically the "twice as hot as lava" that made it comical.

I don't know about the first point but who says we're using an arbitrary temperature scale? By twice as hot they clearly intend to mean a temperature perceived to be twice as hot as lava. That part was just pedantic.

I doubt somebody would perceive it as twice as hot. At some point it isn't perceived as more hot anymore. Maybe we need to do some test with people who experienced both.

That's correct, after a certain point (a relatively small number) we're unable to perceive that high. What I should've said was, they're saying the" average kinetic energy" is double that of lava - in other words what I'm really just trying to say is bringing up units was literally filler for that comment, it was an irrelevant addition, while correct nonetheless. Edit: when you say something is hotter than something else without even mentioning units, you're not saying it's x Kelvin or x Celsius hotter ... you're just saying that it's hotter.

[Volcanic lava tops out around 2,200 degrees F.](https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/how-hot-hawaiian-volcano) You're thinking of magma mein fren.

I read that he fell twice in molten iron which was hot as lava. And I was confused.

Does it matter that it was "twice as hot as lava"? I expect that the worker would have died from falling into a pot of molten iron regardless of what temperature it was compared to lava... Molten iron is a hot substance.

Sounds like they took Imperial safety standards seriously, no rails.

Death Star interior design degree

A memorial supper of live, raw fish will be held in Smeagol's memory

Raw and wrrrrrrrriggling!

https://youtu.be/hlwi1XZg2EA lava wouldn't do anything to this guy if that was the case

According to Wikipedia, lava typically ranges from 800 to 1,200°C. 1093°C (2000°F), given in the article, is definitely not double that....because doubling doesn't work when it comes to arbitrary temperature scales, as TerpBE pointed out.