And the USGS actually took the time to answer.
The query came on Twitter and with a caveat -- "assuming you had a long enough stick."
"Erm... we're going to have to say no, that's not safe. (Please don't try!)," the USGS said.
Erm...we're going to have to say no, that's not safe. (Please don't try!) If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste BAD. And if you add sulfuric acid (in vog, for example) to sugar, you get a pretty spectacular reaction.- USGS Volcanoes (@USGSVolcanoes) May 29, 2018
Volcanic vents, the fissures in the ground from which lava flows onto the earth's surface, also release large amounts of gases.
The comment was among a flood of public service announcements Wednesday about the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, which has been in eruption since May 3 on the Big Island.
So far it has destroyed 71 homes and forced the evacuation of around 2,000 people. Click for more trending news
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