Hot Pot

What does it mean to hot pot?

To soak in a hot spring

Hot pot is when a person finds a superheated thermal spring and soaks in it. People commonly do it to relieve stress, like when relaxing in a hot tub, but people also do it for fun with others to be adventurous.

Hot potting is a global endeavor since you can find springs heated by the Earth's mantle worldwide. One of the most common places to hot pot is Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

Danger of hot potting

Hot spring temperature levels may differ, with some reaching lethal levels, making hot potting dangerous. These pools are usually fenced off to prohibit people from going into them. However, many people ignore these measures to experience a natural soak.

Unfortunately, there have been many deaths from thermal pools or geysers at Yellowstone alone since 1870. For example, in June 2016, Colin Scott was hot potting and fell into the thermal pool while checking the temperature. He died shortly after falling in from severe burns, and his body completely dissolved.


He went up the mountain to hot pot last weekend and he said it was the most relaxing thing he's ever done
Cool. I'll just stick to a hot tub
Hot potting can be very dangerous
Hot potting can be very dangerous

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Updated December 27, 2023

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