Warning: If you already have a fear of flying, just sit this one out. At 2:25am Monday local time, Singapore Airlines flight SQ368 took off for Milan, only to turn around hours later due to engine oil warning, according to the airline. But as soon as the plane touched down at Changi Airport in Singapore, passengers…
Two fundamental rules in most science labs are 1) always have protective eyewear on and 2) don’t stick your face next to stuff that’s on fire. For these reasons, Sufficiently Advanced’s flamethrower welding helmet presents a conundrum.
One more horrific prediction has come to pass for California’s drought-ravaged forests. According to the US Forest Service, trees are dying at an even more astonishing rate than they were last summer, creating fuel for what will almost certainly be the worst wildfire season in memory.
It had all the elements of a catastrophe: a truck hit an electrical pole in the bone-dry canyons outside LA, exploding a transformer. Winds were brisk with temperatures above 90 degrees. Despite that, the 500-acre blaze that looked particularly scary has only damaged three structures, reportedly because local…
The summer’s almost here, and what goes perfect with scorching heat and unbearable humidity? That’s right, fire and explosions. But skip the fireworks and BBQs this year, and instead make your own rainbow pyrotechnics show with materials you can probably find at the hardware store.
Nuclear experts say this famous photo of an apparent mushroom cloud rising above the city of Hiroshima is not what it appears to be. The towering plume is actually billowing smoke rising up from the raging firestorms that followed the explosion.
Earlier this month, a devastating wildfire swept through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, prompting more than 88,000 residents to evacuate. As the out-of-control blaze continues to swell in size, a bigger picture is starting to emerge: major fires like this are the future, and we’d better get used to it.
Flying in a wingsuit? That’s just not enough anymore. Anyone could do that (I would never do that). You have to make it more extreme, like by hitting a target while you’re cutting through the air at crazy speeds. Or by making that target a small ring that you have to somehow fly through. Or by lighting that ring on…
Before we all freak out, this was a controlled burn in the Kaibab Forest in northern Arizona and it was totally (mostly?) safe to film. Well, I sure hope it was. Either way, the individual trees that were on fire look spectacular against the starry night sky and the rest of the forest.
Just a great photo. Here’s the wall of fire display at the 2016 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. The silhouette of the plane against the giant dark orange and black flames makes it look more like art from some comic book than a real life shot.
For six years, an underground garbage fire has been steadily burning outside of Saint Louis, Missouri, right next to a landfill filled with nuclear waste buried in the mid-70s. So why hasn’t anyone managed to extinguish it yet?
Sometimes life gives you too many damn matches and not enough things to strike them on. In those situations, just burn those matches together by using them to ignite each other. It’s fun (because fire is fun) and easy, just group four matches together in a square formation in one hand and then strike another match in…
Here’s the classic science experiment of mixing fire and alcohol in a large empty jug. It’s always fun to see the perfect layer of flames slowly dance its way down the cylinder, like a slow drip of fire as the alcoholic vapors combust. Of course, the best part is that ‘whoosh’ sound it makes.
Mother Nature probably never wanted to wax a song about fire and water but when fracking gets involved, all sorts of wild stuff starts happening. This footage apparently shows a gas leak in a river near a fracking site in Australia. There’s so much gas bubbling up that it easily catches on fire and sustains the flames…
Wow. Peeling back the layers of a jawbreaker is so glorious, especially when it’s done with a blow torch. Each color bubbles up and melts away revealing a different color underneath until it’s all gone. This is probably how the Earth gets destroyed in nightmares.
Locks are meant to be broken. Torches are meant to wield fire. So it makes total sense to use a torch to melt the hell out of a lock to bust it open, right? Exactly! Watch as the fire from this torch completely obliterates the lock, so much so that it just oozes open and leaves the U-shape metal totally exposed.…
These guys may have melted the soles of their shoes a bit, but it was worth it to capture these jaw-dropping tricks in stunning slow motion.
I get it now! That’s why soccer doesn’t let players use their hands. Just in case they decide to start playing with a fireball. Watch Joltter, Andrew Henderson, and Melody Donchet do tricks with a ball that’s on fire and also hit a free kick too.