<snip> In between their public safety updates about the eruption, the USGS Volcano Twitter account was recently led to issue a serious public announcement: Don’t roast marshmallows over volcanoes. One curious Twitter user asked the USGS account: “Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents? Assuming you had a long enough stick, that is? Or would the resulting marshmallows be poisonous?” “Erm,” they replied. “We’re going to have to say no, that’s not safe. Please don’t try!” 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. <snip> “Hmm,” the Twitter user replied to the USGS. “Okay, what about roasting hot dogs?” <snip> Full article at: USGS Forced To Warn People Not To Do Something Incredibly Dangerous On Hawaii’s Erupting Volcano Actually, that sounds like it'd be kind of fun to try.