Subject: Re: Myths about the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit (was: Re: Can this mother win this lawsuit?)
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Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 00:16:39 GMT
In article ,
"Byron Canfield" wrote:
> "FrisbeeŽ MCNGP" wrote in message
> > bat wrote:
> > >> Coffee that is hot enough to cause second-degree burns when
> > >> spilled on someone's lap is too hot.
> > >
> > > Not so. Coffee is supposed to be drunk, not spilled on the lap. It's
> > > the
> > > same as saying that scissors that wound the eye when stuck into it,
> > > are too sharp.
> > Ah, but if you were to plunge scissors into your eyes, you would indeed
> > expect to have some severe damage. Do you expect spilled coffee from a
> > restaurant to give you third degree burns?
> No matter how much you raise the temperature of water, it cannot cause third
> degree burns -- a third degree burn is charring of the skin.
The boiling point is a function of both themperature AND pressure. It
was my understanding that they actually had the water under pressure so
it would get hotter than "boiling" temperature.
Plus, I know of no one who disputes that, in this case, there WERE third
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