Wok the F***??? Medium steamed to death as wok ritual goes wrong

A Malaysian Taoist medium has died after a “human steaming” ritual went wrong as he sat on top of a bubbling wok and was covered with a giant metal lid.

Lim Ba, 68, suffered a heart attack and burns during the elaborate ceremony performed during the Nine Emperor Gods festival at a Chinese temple.

Witnesses heard banging coming from the metal lid after about half-an-hour of the priest becoming enclosed on top of the wok while sitting on a wooden platform.

  • Rare medium well done.

    • Wok went wrong?

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        ..they must need to cook a lot of rice, to go along with that priest…

        • Is it any good?
          Sir, it’s too good, at least. ♫♫

  • Clink9

    “No matter how much I bang on the lid, leave me in here”

  • simus1

    A real trooper to the end.
    Not many left today.

  • Dana Garcia

    Wok right in… he must have wanted his mind to roll on.


  • jayme

    Oh come on, this IS a tragedy and not funny – let’s all show some respect. Still …. “Wow, that ceremony was too well done!” “Next time, let’s try microwaving?” “More soy sauce – it’ll fix anything.”

    • WalterBannon

      respect? for stupidity? that’s stupid. he deserves mockery

  • Jay Harper

    By Krishna, we need more immigrants from places like this. It can only add to the mosaic of diversity, and to our restaurant experience.
    I’ll have the Taoist Medium, lightly steamed this time.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Official Cause of Death – Poaching

    What an awful thing to have to live with!

  • UCSPanther

    Some mediums and priests through history would put themselves through some pretty harsh treatment so they could experience “visions”, be it with drugs and other chemicals, subjecting themselves to extremes and other methods that were quite self-abusive.

    This old man probably was not in top physical shape, and the “steaming” ritual ended up being more than he could handle.

  • canminuteman

    How is sitting in a steaming wok supposed to go right?

    • WalterBannon

      trudeau should try it

  • WalterBannon

    all cultures are equal of course…

    stupid barbarians. he was enriched by his own diversity

    this is why the west is responsible for every good advancement by man over the 2000 years

  • ntt1

    this is the kind of tragedy Gwyneth Paltrow is encouraging…Shame

  • DMB