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He calls it the "Boiling Water Challenge".

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev-E6F1g3NE

If it is real, what condition is this man in now? I would guess that he'd be lucky to be alive.

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    This question is still new, but has a lot of deleted comments and answers. Please remember your opinions are not highly-valued here. Supporting evidence is required. – Oddthinking Oct 24 '14 at 8:28
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    Please could you give an indication of what would constitute "supporting evidence" given that observations of questionable elements of the video appear not to be sufficient (e.g. lack of steam)? – Dikran Marsupial Oct 27 '14 at 7:47
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    @Skl whether there is visible steam is not an opinion, it is an observable fact, likewise lack of visible bubbling of water in the pan (which is briefly visible). It seems odd that the existence of similar videos (at least one of which I would suggest is probably real) are O.K., but not discussion of observable evidence in the video itself. – Dikran Marsupial Oct 27 '14 at 13:13
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    Are you saying that I need evidence to support the idea that boiling water gives off steam (which is visible when it condenses in the cooler ambient air)? While water not giving off visible steam is not absolute proof that it is not boiling, it is an observation which is more consistent with it not being boiling than it being boiling. Evidence is not binary. – Dikran Marsupial Oct 27 '14 at 14:50
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    Nobody is trivialising anything, however the absence of visible steam (or turbidity in the water) points towards the water not being boiling hot. Hence it is relevant to the question of whether the video actually shows boiling water being poured on someones head, even if it doesn't unambiguously answer the question (and nobody was claiming that it did). Given these restrictions, I don't see how this question could possibly be answered without further evidence from the originator of the video. – Dikran Marsupial Oct 28 '14 at 9:25

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