Trick or Truth – Thai Monk Meditates in Pot of Boiling Oil over an Open Flame
A YouTube video of a monk praying calmly in a vat of boiling oil has newly has been doing the rounds online, leaving viewers enquiring how the monk can keep from screaming in agony. Social media customers were fascinated by the opportunity of this Thai monk’s ability to defy physics with his ‘magic’. Unfortunately, skeptical scientists soon pointed out a few facts that pretty much ruined the illusion.
The monk, from Thailand’s Nong Bua Lamphu province, looks at ease despite sitting in a vessel of oil with a fire raging underneath. He is likewise seen sharing his magical powers with others by touching objects that they pass to him. His followers believe that his touch can make their amulets or pieces of fabric powerful. These substances are apparently sold to the locals and other places of worship.
But not everybody is fooled by the monk’s miracle. According to science instructor Jessada Denduangboripant, of Chulalongkorn University, there is no resilient that the oil is really boiling. “The only way to show it is to measure the temperature of the oil he’s sitting in,” she wrote. “The oil doesn’t look like it’s boiling, and the pan just looks strange. The pan power have two layers to protect the heat.”