Boiling Gene in the Jacuzzi LO19941
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 10:39:54 -0500

Replying to LO19920 --

Replying to LO19920 in which Eugene Taurman described how his wife
rescued him from boiling to death in the Jacuzzi.

I was really pleased to read that the emphasis has moved to boiling
humans rather than frogs. However, as I really enjoy reading Eugene
Taurman's contributions to the list, I hope he won't do it again.
Perhaps it's time to talk about "The Parable of Eugene's Jacuzzi",
although for some reason it doesn't seem to grip the imagination quite
like the poor old boiled frog.
As a further piece of confirmation of the boiled frog idea, and at
the opposite end of the temperature scale from Eugene's Jacuzzi, I
have read that people can die (quite peacefully) as a result of
falling asleep in the bath. The water cools so slowly that the body's
temperature management system fails to detect the change.

Alan Anderson


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