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11-15-2012, 09:18 AM
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One of my best friends growing up had a small pot of boiling scalding water accidentally fall on him as a 3 yr old. Probably about a litre. He had burns all over his body. He still does.
It doesn't take a lot of scalding water to produce scars, burns, lesions. Its more how hot the water is and the scalding can take place in an instant. The injury in many cases being longterm.

Just as an unpleasant reminder if any guy had scalding water thrown on their lap I imagine there'd be some severe pain...
I can attest to that. I dropped a can of very hot tea (between 1/2L an 1L) on my left thigh when I was 10 or 11. I don't remember the degree of the burns, but I stayed two weeks in hospital and I have a scar on my upper left thigh. Beside the initial pain, removing bandages every day was very painful also. I consider myself lucky that my crotch area was unaffected.

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