Avoid Burned Feet With Tony Robbins – Richard Wiseman On Firewalking

Did you read about the poor people who trusted Tony Robbins and ended up with burnt feet (Tony Robbins event leaves 21 burned after they walk on hot coals)?

Here, Dr Richard Wiseman for the Edinburgh Science Festival talks about why it happens and how it works.

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Well, I’m sure the Tony Robbins motivational seminar has got a lot of lawyers all motivated and ready to go!

  • Aliasalpha

    To avoid burning my feet, I go for the classic home remedy of not walking on hot coals

  • http://www.preppygrams.com Hamkap

    “Resulted in at least 21 people being treated for second and third degree burns to their feet..”

    Hey, at least they didn’t suffer 4th degree burns…

    WIKIPEDIA: • Second-degree burns affect both the outer and underlying skin causing pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.

    • Third-degree burns extend into deeper tissues. They cause white or blackened, charred skin

    • Fourth -degree burns extend into your soul & strip away your “Personal Power”

  • http://littlelioness.net Fiona

    I made it across.

    But then I walked out half an hour into the final day because he was claiming that germ theory was wrong.