Sulfuric acid is a pretty nasty substance, and anyone with a background in chemistry will tell you that it is. Not only does it give off a potent smell, but it’s deadly to humans in surprisingly small quantities.
So, who goes boating on acid???
But adventurer George Kourounis decided to take an inflatable raft into the acid lake inside of Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen crater.
The lake is full of sulfuric acid which is strong enough to eat through metal. Kourounis can thank his rubber raft for keeping him afloat, since the material stands up well to the corrosive substance over short periods of time. He’s just smart like that. He likes adventure, and lives for it, but he’s not stupid.
That being said, it’s still pretty nerve-wracking to watch.
Just a few more minutes out there and he would have met his creator.