India is a country of several superstitions and rituals, some good and some bad. From having your mother put a tika on your forehead and feeding you kheer before an exam to not leaving shoes overturned because jhagra ho jayega, our everyday lives are filled with them.
Speaking of rituals, a video of a young boy sitting in a pot filled with what seems like boiling water has been going viral online, reports The Indian Express. The boy is seen sitting calmly on the pot with his hands joined. Have a look:
This is 2021 India 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/iSE0xDeGgP
— Sandeep Bisht (@iSandeepBisht) September 7, 2021
The video was condemned by several people online who slammed the boy being apparently “boiled” in the pot. Many called it a “crime”.
This is criminal. https://t.co/qYfQD5FPfN
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) September 7, 2021
What non-sense is this?
This is a serious crime! https://t.co/EE9zlRy0gT
— RK Vij (@ipsvijrk) September 7, 2021
GET THAT CHILD OUT ! BUNCH OF IDIOTS.🙆🏻♀️ https://t.co/5HhFfyqegz
— AD the lll (@medusaflower) September 7, 2021
This is child abuse, I feel sad when I see our fellow citizens doing such absurdity. Children are innocent but their parents and society must be held responsible for this stunt. https://t.co/A0SA752QWI
— Nobody (@BhaktSlayer13) September 7, 2021
BRO ACTUALLY WTF THEY COOKING HIM ALIVE https://t.co/oGfpw0RF7R
— cloud yuvi 🔮 (@yuvivfx) September 7, 2021
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I thought this type of shit only happened in tom & jerry atleast those were much funnier than this. https://t.co/VJRYq6JXua
— Ashiqur Saron (@SaronAshiqur) September 8, 2021
However, a few people came forward to explain how the water isn’t really boiling. In fact, the entire act is a trick that has been used for generations.
Some explained the kadhai is double-layered and insulated, hence it doesn’t get heated up. Apparently, there is a tube that creates the bubbles.
This is a con job that many fraudulent people have pulled off before. This Kadhai is double layered & insulated so the fire does not make the water or oil hot & boil. The bubbles are created by a tube so it appears as if Boiling. No one is allowed to touch & examine the hot oil! https://t.co/hGzBCzPkax
— Tehseen Poonawalla Official 🇮🇳 (@tehseenp) September 7, 2021
This is an old Fraud Trick to fool the gullible. The Kadhai is Insulated. Heat doesn’t reach the water. A Pump creates the bubbles. A Buddhist Monk, Meditating in “Boiling Oil” was exposed before https://t.co/YGovmwlVXI
— Joy (@Joydas) September 7, 2021
One also posted a picture of the entire set-up.
It is just a magic
It is science
It is do before magician limbad😛
And that kid and people faking they are like god or the kid have power😂 pic.twitter.com/umry4fHMSQ
— Rihan (@rihanrhnn) September 7, 2021
If you notice, bubbles are seen only in one small area of the entire kadhai. Had the water been actually boiling, bubbles would be seen everywhere, including the back where currently, the flower petals are seen floating without much movement.
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