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Musk's Flamethrower Looks Like a Toddler's Toy Next to This Jet-Powered Fire Tornado Cannon

If you weren’t able to scrape together $500 to buy Elon Musk’s fund-raising flamethrower, YouTube’s Jairus of All has a cheaper, DIY alternative that instead spews a massive spinning tornado of fire using a pair of ducted fans and a tank of liquid propane worn as a backpack.

Absurdly Super-Sized Lighter Makes Playing With Fire Extra Fun and Even More Dangerous

Our brains are hard-wired with an unhealthy fascination with fire, and humanity will probably never get to the point where we treat it with as much respect as it deserves. But that’s because playing with fire is always so much fun! And watching videos of mad inventors building super-sized, flame-throwing lighters…

Elon Musk Would Like to Sell You a Flamethrower Elon Musk Would Like to Sell You a Flamethrower

Do you have $500 lying around and want to spend it on something that will, inevitably, lead to a much costlier disaster? Elon Musk has you covered.

Hadouken! Flamethrower Gloves Let You Blast Street Fighter Fireballs With Every Punch

Hacker Allen Pan built a pair of custom gloves featuring a butane dispenser, parts from an electric arc lighter, and a motion sensor that automatically trigger a terrifying blast of fire with every detected punch.

Building a Flamethrower Skateboard Makes All Your Tricks Infinitely More Impressive

Tony Hawk landing a 900 is an impressive feat, but do you know what would make it even more impressive? A trail of fire making it seem like Tony’s skateboard has a fighter jet afterburner propelling him up the half-pipe. Does that sound a little dangerous? Yes. Are there instructions online for upgrading your…

What Happens When You Blast a Flamethrower With a Freeze-Ray What Happens When You Blast a Flamethrower With a Freeze-Ray

Using liquid nitrogen inside a thermos with a tube sticking out of it, YouTube’s TheBackyardScientist created a crude home-made freeze ray. To see what it was really capable of, and to answer a question that has been puzzling comic book fans for years, he then blasted it at a flamethrower to see which simulated…

How to Build an Awesomely Unsafe Mad Max-Style Flamethrower Guitar

If you’ve ever stumbled across a creation that looked too unsafe to ever be attempted—be it a thermite cannon or a flying hoverbike—you’re probably looking at the handiwork of Colin Furze. This time he’s built a flamethrowing electric guitar with a built-in smoke machine turning whoever’s playing into the ultimate…

A Flamethrower In Slow Motion Looks Like a Flying Dragon Made of Fire

They’re one of the most terrifying and destructive weapons of war, but through the lens of a high-speed camera, a flamethrower looks like it’s actually releasing a magical flying dragon made of fire. As with almost anything filmed in slow motion, it’s surprisingly beautiful to watch.

Spread Love and Destruction With a DIY Rainbow-Colored Flamethrower Spread Love and Destruction With a DIY Rainbow-Colored Flamethrower

If sparklers are the most dangerous type of pyrotechnics you’ve ever dabbled with, it’s time to up your game with a homemade flamethrower that brings even more spectacle to your next backyard BBQ with rainbow-colored flames.

Some Guy Made a Corn Starch Flamethrower But You Definitely Shouldn't Some Guy Made a Corn Starch Flamethrower But You Definitely Shouldn't

In the right hands anything can be used as a dangerous weapon. And in this case the anything is a container of corn starch, and the right hands belong to Ivan Owen, who used a leaf blower, an acetylene torch, and a flour sifter to turn the innocuous pantry staple into flamethrower fuel.

Check Out This Insanely Dangerous Zinc Flamethrower Check Out This Insanely Dangerous Zinc Flamethrower

You may think of zinc as "one of those metals we're supposed to eat." It keeps important enzymes functioning, and keeps roofs from rusting. It also makes one hell of a flamethrower, as we can see in this video. It was even used to make a special prototype flamethrower that was never used - because it was too…

Unlike those in Futurama, the real-life suicide booth used lots of fire Unlike those in Futurama, the real-life suicide booth used lots of fire

You may be familiar with the suicide booths of Futurama fame, but the automated death machine was perfected 20 years earlier. This is Erik Hobijn's 1990 performance art piece "The Delusion of Self Immolation," a machine that requires the participant to get sprayed in flames (and fire-resistant gel, of course). And no,…

Build a Flame-Spewing Fire-Pistol Build a Flame-Spewing Fire-Pistol

Whether you've got to start that campfire, like, 30 seconds ago, are ineffectually defending yourself from Polar Bear attacks, or just really want to get arrested at airport security, this hand-crafted hand-torch can do them all. Here's how to construct your own.

How to Build Your Very Own Flamethrower Jack-O'-Lantern How to Build Your Very Own Flamethrower Jack-O'-Lantern

There's no shortage of insane and awesome Jack-O'-Lanterns this time of year, but this is the first we've seen that shoots fire out of its mouth via a remote controlled flame thrower. Instructables user randofo has a guide on how to make your own.

Sometimes you just have to walk your mechanical fire-breathing pony Sometimes you just have to walk your mechanical fire-breathing pony

We've seen many a fiery automaton in our day, but this flame-belching robo-pony seen at this weekend's Detroit Maker Faire deserves a some sort of prize most sinister. Are his mohawked companions walking him...or vice versa?

The Mayor of Boston Wanted to Fight Snow with Flamethrowers in 1948 The Mayor of Boston Wanted to Fight Snow with Flamethrowers in 1948

Many of you are probably either snowed in, cold, or at least inconvenienced by the latest onslaught of flakes. Shoveling sucks! Snowblowers are obnoxious! The elegant solution? Flamethrowers, as asked of MIT by the Mayor of Boston, 60 years ago.

How does one battle a blizzard? Borrow flamethrowers from MIT How does one battle a blizzard? Borrow flamethrowers from MIT

On January 22, 1948, Boston mayor Mayor James Curley wrote this letter to MIT President Karl Compton asking for "a competent group of engineers [to] make an immediate study as to ways and means of removing the huge accumulation [...] be it by the use of flame throwers or chemicals or otherwise." Quite the modest…

10 flamethrowing contraptions that'll keep those dang kids off your lawn 10 flamethrowing contraptions that'll keep those dang kids off your lawn

Sometimes your unfriendly neighborhood juvenile delinquents will use your petunias as a mosh pit and your birdbath as a commode. Should this be the case, it may be wise to invest in these fiery lawn ornaments.

Watch This Super-Powered Bike Shoot Flames Out of Its Handles Watch This Super-Powered Bike Shoot Flames Out of Its Handles

Whatever you're pedaling, it's time to give it a stern, disappointed look. Because it just got obliterated by this flame-thrower strapping, ejector seated, caterpillar tracked monster. The BOND Bike, friends, leaves me shaken and stirred.

Flamethrower Trombone: Revenge of the Marching Band Flamethrower Trombone: Revenge of the Marching Band

It's best not to ask why someone would outfit his trombone with a flamethrower. The better question is why the rest of the brass section hasn't followed suit.

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