The Poetic Justice of Death by Molten Gold


Molten gold is poured into a mould at Gold Field Refinery Co.'s on March 11, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Athit Perawongmetha / Getty Images

It's a grisly death familiar to many fans of fiction and fantasy -- a hapless, greedy villain meets their end by having molten metal, often lead or gold, poured upon them or down their throats. But was this morbid means of execution ever used in real life? Join Ben and Noel as they dive into the deadly science of real-life murder by molten gold.