A YouTube video of a monk sitting calmly in a vat of hot oil has already been more than a million times, and is also seen sharing his magical powers with others by touching objects that they pass to him. Apparently, they believe that his touch can make their amulets or pieces of fabric powerful / lucky, and these objects are then sold to the locals and other places of worship. Continue reading for the video and more information.
“But not everyone is fooled by the monk’s miracle. According to science instructor Jessada Denduangboripant, of Chulalongkorn University, there is no proof that the oil is really boiling. ‘The only way to prove it is to measure the temperature of the oil he’s sitting in,’ she wrote. ‘The oil doesn’t look like it’s boiling, and the pan just looks strange. The pan might have two layers to insulate the heat,’ reports Oddity Central.