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How do fire-eaters survive?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Not well

Fire "eaters" do not get burnt because they pass their burning devices into parts of their body well lubricated with liquids and oils which are slow to heat and protect the underlying tissues.
However they usually use items with burning hydrocarbons and over the long run will get into trouble with the ingestion of these toxic chemicals.

In brief: Not well

Fire "eaters" do not get burnt because they pass their burning devices into parts of their body well lubricated with liquids and oils which are slow to heat and protect the underlying tissues.
However they usually use items with burning hydrocarbons and over the long run will get into trouble with the ingestion of these toxic chemicals.
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