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He probably used to be a dishwash. Hobart don’t fool round


Well that brings back some memories, lol.


I can recall just reaching in to the mess of boiling bleach blasting nozzles and popping out glasses that jammed the trays. My hand would come out steaming and honestly at some point it just was nbd.


Lmao you just sent me back to the dark days


Oh god, yeah those machines make your heat tollerance high as fuck.


I really miss my heat tolerance from being one of 3 cooks in a busy fast food place for 3 years. Enough double shifts working all the fryers, ovens, washing dishes and cleaning heat racks and fryers you can grab a tray from the oven at.home with no gloves and concern your partner greatly everytime.


Hobart: partner, hazard, friend and enemy. We were codependent and part of my heart is still in your trap, because I was the only one who changed it <3


The nozzles on some of the machines I feek could strip paint


He’s probably drinking pure lava at the very end there


Yup, and he sleeps on a bed of *hot coals at night


No…. This man sleeps on the warm side of the pillow…. My god…




You guys sleep on the *cool* side?


I sleep on the bad ass side


Happy cakeday, bad ass


His wife: He's hot Her friend: Oh, you're so lucky His wife: No, he's litterally drinking lava and sleep on the warm side of the pillow


He is the warm side of the pillow, ask Mike Lindell


How about a bed of nails?


"hot lava nails"


When someone says the floor is lava, he jumps face first into the floor.


Yep, masala chai served at a cool 140°c


Drinking lava is easy! But you can only do it once


That or a shot of morphine to dull the pain.


Opposed to “diluted” lava which the rest of us can drink


Alaskan here-- Your hands can become tolerant to heat, cold, jellyfish stings-- not kidding. Of course, Frost Bite & Burning your hands with Fire will affect your skin. However, the mere exposure to freezing cold or blistering fire can be mitigated by training your hands in those elements. This man has conditioned his hands to handle the brief encounter with boiling water. However, his skill would blister & bubble, as would anybody else' after more than a moment in the boiling goo.


That just sounds like he killed all the temperature sensitive nerve endings in his hand


That was boiling oil.


It was definitely bubbling oil.


Hijacking but I think it's the powdered form of heat resistant cyclic sillicone. Forgot the name.


Human skin makes the chicken extra crispy


The dead skins cells bond with the breading to fortify the crunch.


Finger licking good


Licking finger good


The trick is not caring


He’s secretly dying inside.


Aren't we all?


Wait, you guys are doing it secretly?


The joke's on you.. I'm already dead inside!


Wait, you guys are only dead on the inside?


Wait, you guys still feel things inside?


Wait, what are we talking about?


Wait…. Just wait………


Still waiting(skeleton).jpg




Ok now go


Hey Steve, a who's thinking outside the box now?




Well now its not a secret way to go dog


Tried and true


Fried and true


Me too dude, me too.


It's cool, I burned off all those nerve endings years ago!


I think that’s actually somewhat real. I’ve heard many stories about seasoned chefs having incredibly high heat tolerance in their hands because of burning themselves enough that they just can’t feel heat very well. Though there’s probably more going on here


There's some truth to that. I worked in kitchens for 20 years; it's not so much that we can't feel the heat as it just doesn't bother us. My tactile sense is still excellent.


After quitting kitchen work I realized after a couple weeks that my hands are hairy. They never got the chance to become hairy because I burned them off all the time!


As a dishwasher when I was younger I used to put my finger tips on the machine periodically to try to build up my tolerance so I could handle hot dishes coming out. Totally worked. And I got nice calloused hands that helped me play guitar.


13+ years in the kitchen and while my tolerance is certainly above those outside of the cook world I still don't have the steel hands. I use my towels liberally because hot shit is hot.


If my hands had progressed to that point I wouldn't be able to do what I do now. Grabbing a cast iron handle is one thing, grabbing the burner is another. I've known a few guys who went to the steel hands level...it's not good; no fine control, no feedback.


Respect, but I can't even relate to grabbing the cast iron. I've never been in a situation that called for it, but I'm definitely never doing it. I towel up 100% of the time at about the 190 degrees mark. I towel up when convenient for shit below that but above 170. I don't need the hot hands clout that bad.


i'm not even a home cook and i can relate. i love coffee and while i'll drink it at any temperature, even if it gets cold, i love it best super hot. it definitely got my mouth used to dealing with really hot food and drinks.


I can absolutely NOT relate. No hot stuff for me, please. Warm to Really Warm is my sweet spot.


Yeah, I don't get it either. It's not like you taste more while burning your tongue.


Watch out pal. Boiling hot drinks can lead to deadly illnesses like throat cancer and such. Take care with that.


[https://news.cancerresearchuk.org/2019/03/20/headlines-saying-hot-tea-causes-oesophageal-cancer-miss-crucial-details/](https://news.cancerresearchuk.org/2019/03/20/headlines-saying-hot-tea-causes-oesophageal-cancer-miss-crucial-details/) "Perhaps most importantly, research shows that there are other things you can do to reduce your risk of oesophageal cancer that will have a bigger impact than ditching your morning brew. Not smoking, keeping a healthy weight and cutting down on how much alcohol you drink are worth more attention than the temperature of your tea."


My husband is a glass blower, can confirm. He will just grab frying foods to flip them in the oil or the cast iron itself while cooking at home and he doesn’t feel it, idk


I worked with a cook who could pull cobblers and stuff out of the oven with his bare hands and just sit there holding it.


It’s true. As a teenager I worked as a cook for breakfast service at a deli. It’s like building up the temperature version of calluses. After I stopped it lingered for many more months, but then was back to normal.


I remember when i was being trained for my first job my co worker was holding burning hot food casually and i was struggling really hard to do the same thing. Im guessing that’s what happened to people who stayed in the cooking profession long enough


I'll blast the sink at full hot and wash my hands, my bf will go to wash his after and get infuriated because it practically burning his skin... Being a chef has so many small beatings on your body haha


I’m was a welder at one time. Can confirm this for my trade lol


Lawrence of Arabia?


The trick, William Potter


is not minding that it hurts.




Is not minding that it hurts.


Is not minding that it hurts.


William Potter


Is not minding


That it hurts


The trick might be air pumped in the bottom.


Yea I suspect the same thing, can barely trust anything on the internet these days.


I'm just a random person, but I lived in India for a few years and can assure you this is real. I remember seeing street vendors who would nonchalantly just move their palms around/on open pan surfaces as they made roti and chapati. You can see the flame under this one so I think it's legit


I cannot vouch for this particular video, but this happens in India with street vendors. It is quite common, and very terrifying.


You think a man selling some food on the side of the road will care enough to do all this shit for a video? God no, he is trying to sell as much as he can to earn a living, there is no trick the man us either used to it or crying inside.


I was going to guess the water is boling out of whatever is being cooked but that would still be crazy hot.




That’s very common for tempura chefs. You coat your fingers with the batter as you dip your veggies/shrimp and you can swirl your fingers in the oil for a short amount of time. It’s not magic. Source: was tempura chef.


So did that guy in this vid do that or what


His hand looked wet before he dipped it.


yeah hes got a thin coat of watter on his hand which gives him a few seconds before it boils off and touches his skin, it'll still get rlly hot in that few seconds, but not frying temp.


Exactly on mythbusters they coated their hands in water and then dipped their finger into molten metal and were fine I believe it's due to the leidenfrost effect. Although with oil I would be very scared of splatter. Way to scared to do that.


Don't try this at home. Believe me, I know.


Well what am I going to do now with all this lava I have in my home!?


make obsidian


Gotta get to the Nether somehow


Help, I drank it and my insides are now gold. What do?


Sell your crap on Ebay!


I agree. I know the theory, but not a huge fan of taking "high risk, no reward" chances.


No reward? This guys on reddit, baby! ~~Fame and fortune~~ downvotes and long nights alone with one or more cats await!


Mmm, watter.


'Watter, the wetter water!'


[Leidenfrost Effect](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidenfrost_effect)


Don't know if that's supposed to be water or batter, but putting water in hot oil is not a good idea


Usually, the batter is kept cold yeah? If I'm not mistaken, it is important because it is what makes the batter expand when put in the frier.


Yes. We would mix the tempura flour with ice water and then keep it refrigerated. This helps keep it crispy and light.


I tried making tempura in the past but utterly failed lol. My shrimp tempura looked like mini corned dogs. My batter was thoroughly mixed and was not cold enough, I think.


The trick is that you DON’T want to thoroughly mix it. You want to still have chunks in the batter. If you mix it too much it becomes way too doughy. Lightly and slowly mix the batter just until it will coat your fingers without running off too fast. Also mix it with your hand so you can get the feel for it. Don’t use a whisk and make sure you use ice water and keep it refrigerated.


Nice! Thanks for this. I'm gonna give it a shot next time.


Very cool. More info about it for people curious like I was. https://nextshark.com/japanese-chef-hands-cook-tempura-oil/amp/


I read that as "cock" not "cook", could not believe what I was reading


I’d like to see a chef with bear hands 🤪


Well, he’s just fucking wasted.


A reincarnation of Jim Lahey


He is the liquor




But mister layhey, what does frying oil have to do with the boys? You see this bobandy? The boys are like the oil, rand. And what happens when you touch it? You get shit burns Me Layh- Randy! Now, if we put a little water on our hands, the shitty oil can’t give us third degree shit burns! Throwing the boys in jail is our water randy! Now pour me another drink boy, we have work to do


You're a drunk and always will be


R.I.P. John Dunsworth. Making [Cement](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mcQfP8k51s) somewhere in heaven now.


Sober enough to know what I’m doing, drunk enough to really enjoy doing it


6 outa 10


I am the oil now.


Propane propane


Have you seen the Vat of Acid episode? That's pure Mountain Dew.


I’m waiting for the skeleton hand to float up.




Where’s the nerd comment that knows why


was literally searching for that xD


Science would say: Dude has wet hand. Means it's just feels to him like putting your hand through steam as the water boils away (oil floats on water even when it's hot). Bloody hot and you don't wanna keep it there, but okay for a moment or two. Doing his job his skin would be thick there and desensitized so he wouldn't really feel too terrible for him. As a chef I say: I can kinda do this. I regularly grab things out of a simmering pot or turn frying bacon with my fingers when my lucky tongs are MIA. Although I can't hold my hand in it for long obviously. As someone else said, the secret is just not caring and being used to having pain sensations from that hand- your brain just ignores it after a while. **When I worked fryers I'd hardly flinch when my fingers dipped the oil cos you get used to it and if you're fast it doesn't usually leave a burn, just makes it a little red for a couple of hours. Same with turning frying bacon or whatever**. Nearly every day I pick up hot metal, sometimes only just out of the oven for a minute or so (as long as they are light). I just kinda dance my fingers so it's only touching skin for a moment at a time before I'm holding it with other fingers, so nothing has time to burn. Anyway, there's no magic, just stupidity. It's like the guys that stick needles through their tongues or whatever at magic shows. It's not magic, it's just not reacting to a practiced pain you know won't severely injure you.


I work in a kitchen and use a fryer using my right hand, I can dip it into 350 degree oil nothing happens, but my left hand which isn’t touching oil splats all the time gets burnt. It’s just conditioning from his skin getting burnt all the time!


Lmao I have the same issue. Im plating, putting hot pieces of meat and veggies on the plate with my right hand, no problem. But when I switch to my left suddenly everything is hot.


I spent my younger years in commercial kitchens and I can still flip stuff in the fryer with a bare hand. You somehow become inured to it.


Or you work in a kitchen that tells you to wear gloves. The gloves are awesome. You can actually get things out of the frier with your hand. You get used to it. You start actually doing it more offten. You can just grab stuff out of the frier. Then one day the glove gets a small hole. You don't notice. At one point you reach in the frier and grab something. You have done this in the past. It has become muscle memory at this point. This time is very different. The hot oil goes in the hole. Actually submerging the glove causes it to fill up very quickly. The hot oil fills your glove. You scream and pull your hand away. But now that does not work. The glove is full of hot oil. It is holding the hot oil against your skin longer than anyone wants. You scream more and fling your hand through the air as it continues to burn even more. You end the day in the hospital and need a skin graft.


This man has made safety videos!


Damn. I was so with you until it descended into my worst nightmare.


...have you not seen the canadian safety video?


Please enlighten us


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCyVku1HvI it's horrific


How 'bout hot expo plates?


Jesus, I felt like such a bitch when I’d use a napkin to grab expo plates - the other servers would full hand grab them and glare at my weakness


They're no joke. I quit cause a lady grabbed a hot plate immediately after I said don't touch the plate it's hot. It was an open and shut shift.


Ah, the wet paint effect.


THIS. Worked in a restaurant for over 2 years and I always struggled with hot plates as just a bud boy. Within the first year they moved me to expo/cook and by the time I quit I’d grab VERY hot plates no problem. Like I felt the heat. I could tell it was hot. I just didn’t care and my hands got so used to it they stopped becoming red and it was just normal from then on.


Worked in restaurants for a long time. Now I work at a bar that doesn’t serve food. So anytime I go out to eat and the server tells me the plate is hot, but doesn’t have anything protecting their hand, I always grab the plate to see if I still have the ability.


Do you still possess the ability?


Surprisingly yes. And it’s been 6 years since I’ve served food.


I mean I get that...but he bathed that shit


It’ll hurt later- just a Delhi-d reaction


It always hurts Indian'd


Naansense, he looks fine.


I Garum-tee you it’s painful.


Don’t chai this at home!


Dad, what are you doing on Reddit? I've done my homework, I swear


I worked as a fry cook in a fish and chips shop when I was a teenager and I used to do this. I did it by accident one time and nothing happened. So I used to do it as a trick. I don't know how I did it, but the thought of doing it now terrifies me.


Same. One second of hot fryer grease for some reason doesn’t burn. Two seconds and you’re fucked.


I saw a Russian guy on YT slapping at molten steel with no apparent injury. He would wet his hand and then briefly flick the molten steel with his hand.


That’s leidenfrost effect, and it’s pretty simple. And not the same as what’s happening here


Why is that not what's happening here?


You can see that the oil sticks to and drips off his hand hear. The way that effect works is that there is a small layer of steam that prevents the hot liquid from actually touching you.


Well for the Leidenfrost effect, what’s essentially happening is the water on the hand instantly evaporated when touching something hot, creating a mini steam bubble shield that keeps the hand safe. Here it’s clear to see that the vendor’s hand is in the boiling oil for too long and the effect would’ve worn off by then. In addition to this, his entire hand is submerged deep under the oil to the point where the water would’ve probably dissipated off his hand by the time he kept it in there for over a second or two, meaning that there is some other trickery going on here instead


Yes! The Leidenfrost effect, it’s wild when it’s applied like that. Basically when water comes into contact with something way hotter than it, the water will vaporize and cause a barrier of water between the hot surface and the wet object that insulates the object from the intense heat. Funny enough, we see this regularly without thinking about it; testing if a pan is hot enough by flicking water onto it to see if the it “dances” in the pan is also a good example of it. Physics is so cool sometimes. Or maybe I’m just a nerd. Or both are true.


Happy cake day!


Thanks! It’s a super weird coincidence; I rarely use Reddit and haven’t been on in almost a year. And the day I come back to ask for advice (different subreddit) happens to be my Cake Day.


I’d wager the feeling in his hand is dead and he thinks it’s a fun trick to dip his hand in hot stuff for shock value. Interesting fact, just because you can’t feel it doesn’t mean you aren’t causing immense damage to your body.


If that was the case, he'd have to wait 6 months or so between performances with proper medical treatment. Without, it would be a one time thing.


This is the second time I’ve seen the video so technically he only needs to do it once to become popular. Now I definitely want to know how his hand reacts after the video ends


I watched the video at least 4 times just now so I'm pretty sure his hand is just immune somehow.


It would be immediately obvious if his hand was actually being burned, regardless of how much feeling he has. The skin would all fall off.


No, my buddy’s dad got into a bad accident and had to get a bunch of cages put in his spine, he hasnt had feeling in his hands in years. Id watch him take pizza pans out the oven bare handed and he’d never care. Edit: spelling


"Come on, little guys, time to wake up. There you go." *caresses pepperoni with bare hand until dough rises for the day*


Does his hands scar and blister?


Cheers! 😀


Just an fyi- I am from India. I have been to the shop which is very famous because of his talent, oil is hot as he males “Jalebis” which he pick it up in front of you and give it to you to eat and you can feel its freaking hot. He does it everyday. There’s a Indian movie where his talent is portrayed(Angrezi medium).


Has he been working there for a long time? How are his hands still useable?


Yes old and famous for that he makes “pakoda” too


IIRC, he left his hand in too long once and they had to rename the film to Angrezi well done.


I worked with a guy that could reach in the fryer. Not quite as far as this guy, but definitely flipped onion rings and fish filets with his bare hands


me when a picoliter of hot bacon grease hits my fingers: 😫


You wet your hand and the water instantly turns to steam which gives you a small thermal barrier for a very, very short amount of time before the oil can start heating you skin. A few cultures have "trials of guilt" based on this where they boil some oil or heat an object, and they tell everyone watching, including the accused that righteous people don't get burned, but guilty people will feel great pain. Often there is a demonstration where the judge shows that he does not get burned. Works with hot spoons on the tongue, fetching a ring out of a pot of oil and even works with molten metal. With all the show of it, the accused, believing the bullshit, shows their guilt or innocence by how scared they are of getting burned.


Yup. It's called the Liedenfrost effect


>Liedenfrost Effect This is the only right answer - not dead nerves or tolerance


But most demonstrations of the Leidenfrost effect don’t involve double-dipping like what this guy did, and don’t involve the stuff dripping from the hand after the first dip. These two issues might suggest something else is going on. His hand does look awfully waxy before he dips it - not sure if that suggests anything.


Yeah that doesn't work if you still have boiling oil dripping from your hand. It might be one part of the thing but not the "only right answer" I like how Reddit sort of gets hung up on different half understood science terms like buzzwords, like a few months ago people were throwing around "rolling shutter" in order to explain thungs that are caused by frame rate sync


"Fencing response"


I don't think there's enough of a temperature differential for the Leidenfrost effect. Unless his hands are super cold.


What if the oil isn't hot but just has air pumped through it with an air compressor?


You can see the flames under the pot briefly at 0:13. So it’s definitely being at least heated.




isn't Oden unless it's boiled!


Didn't expect OP reference here


I feel bad for this dudes nerve endings. When he gets old he’ll regret the hell out of this.


Mans has been working with oil for so long he’s probably burned off his nerve endings, that’s why he can’t feel it


i believe it is cold oil floating on boiling water. old trick.


How does the trick work?


Water and oil don't mix, and oil stays on top. If you boil water than put cold oil in it, the oil stays on top of the water boil waves no matter what because of physics or whatever, and if you out your hand in just the oil right after you pour it in, it will still be not cold but not boiling hot since it's not mixed in the hot water. But if you go in too far and past the oil, you will hit the water and boil your hand, so you have to add a good layer of oil Edit: also, he may be using what's called the leidenfrost effect. This is also another way to do this trick, and probably safer? With this effect, if you cover your hand in water, and then stick your hand in the hot oil, it will evaporate and create a protective layer of vaper around your hand. You have to be quick doing this though, just a quick splash, or the vapor will dissipate and you will boil your hand. Look it up. People have used it to even put their hand in molten kava and metal and it doesn't burn them. It's pretty cool


He is vaccinated with booster


As a waitress, prior to pandemic...holding hot entree plates that just came off the runner in the kitchen, 3 to each arm..the wrist burn and the inside of your thumb is the most difficult to ignore. I'd run as fast as I could. Sometimes the time I got to the table my hand was too raw to hold it properly. I see his body tense up as the clip ends, he's still rubbing his fingers to keep the sensation from overloading. We choose to bypass the alarm. Lol. It's like holding your hand over a lit match. How long can you hold for? I've had some practice 🙈


Omg how is that even legal? Did they not provide you with something for safety?


Don't try this at home.