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Posted: 8/24/2004 9:58:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 10:01:32 AM EDT by Waldo]
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:00:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 10:00:58 AM EDT by Dolomite]
The BOC song "Burning for You" comes to mind, no?

(sadly, there's no cowbell in that song)
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:02:01 AM EDT
Damn, death by hot oil doesn't sound all that great. Whatever happened to good ol' hangin yourself?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:02:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 10:05:38 AM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:02:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:08:09 AM EDT
[anchorman] I drank a lava lamp; it wasn't real lava. [/anchorman]
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:10:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:11:34 AM EDT

Did he beer-batter himself first?

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:24:19 AM EDT
There are a few possibilities about the low oil temperature:

1. The story is true as reported (175°F seems a little low)
2. Someone can't convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius (175°C = 350°F)
3. Someone got the temperature completely wrong

Why the guy chose an oil bath (which might have been cooling off from the previous day's work) instead of a furnace is beyond me, unless he couldn't get access to the inside of a furnace.

We have furnaces (we make forgings, and we do a lot of heat-treating in-house) that go up to 2200°F+. At that temperature, I figure a person would last until their scream ended and they had to inhale. Air that hot will cause the water in the lung tissues to quickly vaporize, essentially causing a small explosion in the chest. The body would boil/burn away, and the nonflammable parts would be reduced (in both senses) to ash, mostly calcium oxide.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:44:21 AM EDT

Warden speaking to deathrow inmate on his last night

"I have two choices for you to pick from for the way you will died ? The choices are

1. Having your head chopped off

2. Being burned at the stake."

The inmate doesnt skip a beat and says " OH thats easy I would rather the steak. "

The warden is confused no one has ever picked being burned at the stake. So he asked the inmate?

" Why "

The inmate replies " A hot Steak is better than a cold chop anyday of the week "

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