No, this is not the forging of the Ring of the Nibelung. Instead this is a photo taken during the casting of bronze statues. Obviously this is something you do not do at home nor without proper training and equipment.
CooperToons avows you can work up a man's thirst by pouring bronze, a thirst finally quenched (after getting home at about 10:30 that night) by four or five tall glasses of decaffinated ice tea. That it was a true thirst was proven when after going to bed around 11:00, there was no need to arise during the night.
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We emphasize eins mehr, kids, do not try at home.