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Third Degree Burn on Finger

An Evil Marshmallow Attacks from a Cup of Extra Hot Chocolate

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Updated August 11, 2010

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Third degree burn on finger
(c) Edward Russell

Even something as benign as a marshmallow can do serious damage. In this case, extra hot chocolate melted a marshmallow and got it hot enough to burn the skin all the way through, causing third degree burns.

The victim says this picture was taken a few days after the burn happened, during the bandaging process at the doctor's office.

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