Poop-powered flamethrower can shoot out gigantic 30-foot flames

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. » 7/24/14 8:23pm 7/24/14 8:23pm

A Rocket Launcher and Flamethrower Fall in Love, and a Deadly Weapon Is…

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… » 8/01/12 11:30am 8/01/12 11:30am

Chinese Army Fights a Wasp Colony in the Most Awesome Way Possible

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. [… » 7/31/12 3:00am 7/31/12 3:00am

Syrian Rebels Turn Fuel Truck Into Giant Flamethrower

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. » 5/30/12 4:52pm 5/30/12 4:52pm

DIY Airsoft Flamethrower: The Most Fun You Can Have with a Backpack and…

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. » 2/20/12 2:00pm 2/20/12 2:00pm

A Flamethrower Trombone That Can Really Fire Balls of Fire

We've seen flamethrower trombones before, but those were peacekeeping machines compared to this one. This trombone shots fireball with a 21-foot range, has a 150 foot concussion wave and most importantly, is audible 2 blocks away. So much powah. [The Awesomer] » 6/05/11 3:00pm 6/05/11 3:00pm

Music Video Answers Eternal Flamethrower Versus Fire Extinguisher…

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. » 7/28/10 6:00pm 7/28/10 6:00pm

Good Morning, Britain!

Going through some sort of third-life crisis, 30 year old British plumber Colin Fruze did what every road-rager dreams of, but dares not do: attached a flame-thrower to his moped. Take that, Ford Mondeo men! [Daily Mail via GizmoWatch] » 3/25/10 5:40am 3/25/10 5:40am

DIY Mosquito-Killing, House-Burning, Flame-Throwing Handlebars

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? » 1/08/10 6:20pm 1/08/10 6:20pm

DIY Flamethrower Wall Poster: The Perfect Holiday Gift

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: » 12/03/09 2:40pm 12/03/09 2:40pm

DIY Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower Lets You Pretend To Be An X-Man

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. » 11/03/09 9:20pm 11/03/09 9:20pm

Summer Reading Fun with Absinthe And Flamethrowers

If you've ever wanted to make Absinthe, gunpowder, rockets, or even build a flamethrower, then Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously ($12), looks like some hazardous, but fascinating Summer reading. [Amazon via Uncrate] » 8/10/09 4:00am 8/10/09 4:00am

If You Melt Ice With a Blowtorch, You Will Set Your House on Fire

Giz winter tip: If you need to melt ice on your back porch, use this. If you use a blowtorch, you will probably set your house on fire like this dumb guy in Massachusetts. [Yahoo] » 12/23/08 1:30pm 12/23/08 1:30pm

New Watchmen Character Posters Give Sneak Peek on Their Gadgets

Behold, the amazing new character banners for Watchmen, a perfect mix of reality and illustration styling. One of the things that I loved about Watchmen back in the 80s—yes, I bought the original when it first came out—was the technology, omnipresent across the whole series. Dave Gibbons made every gadget and… » 11/12/08 8:15am 11/12/08 8:15am

Fairground Shooting Gallery Gets Flamethrower Makeover for Burning Man

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… » 7/17/08 8:41am 7/17/08 8:41am

X-Man Wannabe Student Builds Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower

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… » 4/24/08 11:40am 4/24/08 11:40am

Amateur Flamethrower Porn = Hot

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. » 9/09/07 5:40pm 9/09/07 5:40pm

SEMA 2006: Autoloc Car Flamethrower

This flamethrower mounts in the exhaust pipes, and shoots out flames up to 20 feet back. The activation solenoid has a safety switch, and it comes in a single tip model for $130, and a dual tip for $200. For "offroad use only." Did you know that one of my pet peeves is tailgating? This could be far more persuasive… » 11/03/06 3:36pm 11/03/06 3:36pm

LEGO Flamethrower: Ages 4 and Up

This deathtoy is built complete from Lego bricks, except for a "piece of string" and refill bottle of butane. And you thought Legos were just a choking hazard. » 10/22/06 4:26pm 10/22/06 4:26pm

Make Your Own Flamethrower With WD40 and a Supersoaker

We don't recommend doing this at home, but it's nice to know that you can. Oh, what the hell. Go ahead and make one. Just be sure all your affairs are in order beforehand.