Chickens destined for the oven are intentionally kept alive while their throats are slit and they're dragged through a scalding tank to make plucking easier.
Sitting in a scalding hot bath with naked strangers sounds more like punishment than a popular pastime.
Our drill instructors will punch you in the throat if your shoe is untied, then you will have to run up a mountain with two sacks full of scalding hot sauna rocks tied to your bare chest.
In the sixth century, it was common for competitors for the truth to dip their arms in scalding water to prove - by divine protection - the worth of their claims.
As reelers, the boys dip their hands into scalding water and palpate the silk cocoons, sensing by touch whether the fine silk threads have loosened enough to be unwound.
A year later came the infamous episode when she seriously burned her feet by stepping into a scalding hot bath - again while in Mustique.
Some swallow ladles of boiling oil and then spit the scalding liquid onto their captive audience; others insert red-hot implements from the fire into their mouths.
He swore he heard the splash sizzle as the scalding liquid seared her hand.
He is also accused of indecently assaulting a second man while he and a female colleague bathed him and holding the hand of another disabled patient under a scalding hot tap to prove to his colleague it would make him run away.
John entered the bathroom and turned to sink on to hot, placing his hands under the scalding water.