maggiekb at June 11th, 2014 15:51 — #1
jardine at June 11th, 2014 15:55 — #2
That article definitely had a Mythbusters vibe to it. I assume once the person was executed, the gold was removed.
jsroberts at June 11th, 2014 16:02 — #3
I'm hoping it looked something like this:
jerwin at June 11th, 2014 16:11 — #4
Wylie J A. History of the Jesuits. The tortures of the Inquisition (http://www.reformation.org/jesuits11.html).
Kind of a strange website to cite.
karls at June 11th, 2014 16:52 — #5
For a moment I was afraid that I had missed an episode of Game of Thrones.
brainspore at June 11th, 2014 16:54 — #6
A: "He has a golden tongue, that one."
B: "You mean he speaks very eloquently?"
A: "Well, he USED to."
beep54orama at June 11th, 2014 20:14 — #7
This is mild compared to some of the early experiments done by the Royal Society.
echolocatechoco at June 11th, 2014 22:44 — #8
What happens when somebody pours molten gold down your throat?
6-8 hours later you get a gold ring.
wrecksdart at June 12th, 2014 13:11 — #9
I believe Maggie caught the opening paragraph describing how gold had been used in the past to execute folks, but the researchers, in this case, used 750 g of "pure lead" to kill the already dead cow's larynx. And, not to ruin the surprise, but death appears to be brought on by the bursting of internal organs (via steam) and suffocation (via lung collapse because of big sciency words). Interesting and horrible, Maggie--you'll do well as a parent.
maggiekb at June 16th, 2014 15:51 — #10
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