The craziest high-tech innovation to hit the battlefield in ages boasts millimeters-thick sheet metal, black powder time bombs, battering-blades and a heavy armament of bottle rockets. No—it isn’t the advanced replacement to the M1 Abrams battle tank, it’s the Ghanaian Kantanka and it’s laughably terrifying.
Who knew that Gatorade, an elixir of life, would be such a fun thing to blast a flamethrower at? Turns out because the plastic bottle shrinks while the cap disintegrates (since there’s no liquid in it), the delicious hangover-curing fluid starts spewing all over the place. Science experiments that involve…
Rock, paper, scissors. Paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, scissor beats paper. How do those holiest of rules apply to fire and water? Well, let’s blast a water hose at a flame thrower while the flame thrower is firing off at the water hose to find out. Guess who’s the winner?
This poop-powered flamethrower is like the old high school trick of using farts to light fireballs, only on a much more epic scale. The key to creating 30-foot flames from poop, apparently, is grinding the poop into a super fine powder with a blender.
The M2 flamethrower utilized by Allied forces during WWII proved to be a devastatingly effective weapon against bunkers—and Axis psyches. However, walking around a firefight with a napalm-filled backpack and an effective range of 20m is a great way to become a crispy critter. So the US military developed the M202…
The wasps had already killed a man and stung dozens of others. But, located out of reach high atop a tree surrounded by rugged terrain, the massive colony was impervious to attack by the villagers of Jiangjin Tsz Wan Yuen Tsuen, China. The situation became so dire that the Army had to intervene—with flamethrowers. […
If you needed further proof of how mad things are in Syria right now, watch this video of a group of rebels using a fuel truck as a giant flamethrower against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's troops.
DIY pellet gun enthusiast and YouTuber Nighthawkinlight is back at it again. This time, he's teaching you how to upgrade that $15 rapid-fire pellet gun with a backpack mounted air supply system. Basically, he's teaching you how to shoot a DIY airsoft gun, flamethrower style.
Sentences beginning in "What if we got a flamethrower and..." usually result in horrible, moronic, burnt disaster. But we're glad director Tomas Mankovsky threw caution to the fiery wind to see what happens when a flamethrower meets a fire extinguisher.
Now this is a smart, sensible idea for pest control. While you're at it, why don't you get that mouse crawling inside your wall with a grenade?
There's nothing quite like the home creation of deadly weapons. I mean, what could go wrong? This beautiful $11 wall chart explains how everyday materials can become a propane-powered flamethrower, and there's a potato cannon version, too. Take a look:
Pyro was never my favorite of the X-Men, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited about this DIY project allowing me to mimic his powers. It's called Prometheus, and it's by far one of the best wrist-mounted flamethrowers I've seen.
Created for this year's Burning Man festival, the Flamethrower Shooting Gallery looks like one hell of a stress-relieving sideshow amusement. It was created by Matisse and Roxie and recently debuted at the Oakland The Crucible's Fire Arts Festival... presumably to a warm reception. Check out the short video to see it…
Everett Bradford is a student with a wannabe superhero streak, so for a project in his mechanisms class he's built his own flamethrower. A wrist-mounted one, to give an arm-directed puff of flame like Pyro from X-Men. As you can see from the video, it actually works... so ten out of ten to Everett. But minus several…
Our favorite part of this video is not one of the many ridiculous flamethrower scenarios. It's a shot about halfway in where—with no semblance of cohesion—the filmmakers roll a 70" television down the stairs.