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What Happens to Your Body When You’re Boiled to Death

Updated 18 Oct 2018 314.9k views16 items

Being boiled alive sounds like a horrible way to die - that's because it is. Death by being boiled used to be a common punishment in the 1500s, and while this way of killing someone isn't used anymore, accidents involving hot springs and open sewers can result in people being boiled to death. You may be wondering what being boiled to death is like. Can you be boiled alive? Is that even possible? Yes, yes it is. 

Nowadays, boiling to death is usually the result of an accident: giving yourself heat stroke from a hot bath, or falling into a hot spring, for example. If you're curious as to what being boiled alive feels like, you're in luck. But be warned - it isn't pretty. 

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