The Science Behind Exploding Lakes (and Yes, This Is A Thing)

Did you know there is such a thing as exploding lakes? Well, there is, and judging from the 1986 explosion of Cameroons Lake Nyos, it ended up being quite devastating to the human and animal life surrounding the lake. The science behind it is fairly simple, but it’s a good thing to know in case you needed one more thing to fear in your daily life.

Rest assured, it happens, but isn’t very common. So feel free to not cancel that vacation in Spring just because of the fear of exploding lakes.

Plus, let’s be honest. That’s kind of an epic way to go out. “Oh, The Johnsons? They were vacationing and a lake exploded.” That’s up there with shark attack on the WOW scale of ways to go.

H/T to IFLScience

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