|From the "What, exactly, did you expect to happen?" dept|
| 2:48 am on Jul 22, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|SAN JOSE -- Amid inspirational talk, chanted mantras and shouts of victory at a late-night firewalking event attended by thousands Thursday came agonized shrieks from followers whose soles were scorched by the superheated coals, witnesses said. |
At least 21 people were treated for burn injuries after taking part in the crowning event of the first day of a Tony Robbins function downtown, including at least three who went to the hospital, a San Jose fire captain said.
|"It was people seriously hurting, like they were being tortured," he said. "First one person, then a couple minutes later another one, and there was just a line of people walking on that fire. It was just bizarre, man." |
| 11:50 am on Jul 22, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Perhaps they should have tried walking on water.....
| 9:15 pm on Jul 22, 2012 (gmt 0)|
It does work, seen it done, you just have to get it right. I always thought the hot coals are not actually hot ... trick of the mind ..
| 6:03 am on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0)|
My philosophy is, you learn much more from your mistakes than your successes. So a lot of learning going on that night - lol.
| 8:51 am on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I thought the setup usually involved wet grass before the start, so the feet would have some moisture on them.
| 5:40 pm on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0)|
We feet may help, but AFAIK are not essential because the heat is absorbed by water in your feet: in addition the coals should be well burnt, with no flames, no foreign objects and thoroughly dry.
| 7:31 pm on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|I thought the setup usually involved wet grass before the start, so the feet would have some moisture on them. |
Apparently they have done this at many of the events for years, this is the first time something has gone this wrong.