WATCH: Lava Poured on Ice Is Enchantingly Awesome

There’s a reason we all played “the floor is lava” when we were children — lava is a fascinating substance (plus it was super fun). It’s like liquid death that can destroy everything it touches.

Well, almost everything. Lava poured on ice doesn’t end so well for the lava, as the cold surface quickly cools the hot lava into rock. How it gets to that state is amazing to watch however. Enjoy the video above.