Category: Fire

Aug 11 2014

Man Sets House on Fire While Trying to Kill a Spider

You know how when you see a spider in your house you want nothing more than to just burn the place down and start over again in a new city. Especially when it’s one of those gigantic brown beggars that like to wait for you every morning in the bathtub and then they look all …

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Jun 02 2014

Don’t try this at Home: Burning Pollen

What do you do when all the cottonwood trees growing along the river, by which you park your van, drop all their pollen on your doorstep? You burn it off obviously. I know, most people get along just fine in life by ignoring the fluffy-cotton stuff, but that’s not your style. You’re not one to …

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May 16 2014

I Want to Try this at Home: Giant Gummy Bear of Flaming Horror

You can’t really tell from the screen-grab but this is about five pounds of gummy bear reacting with potassium chlorate. If you were wondering, no this probably isn’t safe to try at home. Or anywhere else. But yes, I would enjoy nothing more than trying this at home. It just seems like some wholesome entertainment. …

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Apr 25 2014

I get it: Kanzi the Bonobo Cooks up some Smores

It seems like every other day I’m reading news about some ape that’s either been trained to do something that I still haven’t figured out or that they are getting some sort of advantage that I wish I had. Man, sometimes I wish I were a monkey. I’d be one of the cool ones too …

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Apr 14 2014

For Added Protection: Shield Fire Extinguisher

What is the biggest problem with fire extinguishers. I mean besides stupid people who can’t figure out how to use them. They are the biggest problem with all products.┬áIf your answer is “the fire itself” then you guessed where I’m going with this. Because fires are hot and household fires tends to burn things like …

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Mar 03 2014

Burning Alcohol Looks like a Brain

There is probably some cosmic joke behind this but it turns out that a plume of burning alcohol vapor looks a lot like a human brain. This could probably be used in one of those anti drug and alcohol commercials but you’ll have to talk to the guys in marketing to get more details on …

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Feb 26 2014

Didn’t See that Coming: Crystal Ball Starts House Fire

What is the last thing you want to hear while you try to take an afternoon nap. For me it’s a smoke detector. I get to nap rarely enough that when I finally do lie down I think I would rather burn to death than have a smoke detector go off and wake me up. …

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Feb 26 2014

Run Away: Grandfather Pulls the Pin of a Grenade While Treasure Hunting

This is John Hill, 67, of Scotland and his 3 grandsons. John is one of those people who belong to a Metal Detecting Club, because apparently there isn’t anything else to do in Scotland. Recently while out treasure hunting on the banks of a local canal John discovered what he hoped was an ancient ring. …

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Feb 18 2014

Drive it like You Stole It: Jet Powered Semi Truck

Have you ever been driving down the freeway and had a semi fly past you at about twice the speed limit. The wind always rocks your car and any women along for the ride gasp and grab for that dashboard like they’re about to be sucked under the truck. Well, what would you think of …

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Jan 31 2014

Stay in School: Or You’ll Die

In what has to be the most disturbing Public Service Announcement since the London DOT did the face crashing through the bathroom mirror joke, the Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia created this horrifying view into what will happen to you if you decide to skip school. Usually playing hooky only ends with and …

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