Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art

Sure, you're not supposed to play with fire but what about painting with fire? That's what artist Steve Spazuk does. He uses flames and smoke to create beautiful artwork with images that are literally burned in. Spazuk employs other tools like feather brushes and x-acto knives but his artwork begins with fire. Pretty… » 10/28/14 10:08pm Tuesday 10:08pm

Magic fabric doesn't catch fire after being doused with molten aluminum

The molten aluminum being poured out onto the thin black fabric is bubbling at a scorching 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hot. And yet, for all the heat and fire and flame power, the magic fabric easily withstands the burning liquid metal. The fabric doesn't catch fire, it doesn't get burned through and there's not a… » 6/25/14 12:27am 6/25/14 12:27am

A Guy Made the Fire Breathing Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros

If you ever thought real life should be more like the video games we play, you're not alone. At the very least, you definitely have an awesome friend in Caleb Kraft, senior editor at Hack a Day. He made a real homemade version of the fire breathing piranha plant from Super Mario Bros. It's incredible. » 5/10/13 9:00pm 5/10/13 9:00pm

Dyson Vacuums: They'll Suck Up Your Fire

Dirt, hairballs, crumbs, small children: Dyson vacuums can triumph over pretty much anything. But there's still that lingering question: what about flames? We all know that feeling when your living room rug spontaneously ignites in a blaze of hellfire right before company comes over. What a dreg. But it's ok—you can… » 3/06/13 6:20pm 3/06/13 6:20pm

Kicking a Pan of Flaming Gasoline Is the Best and Worst Idea

Things in slow motion tend to be awesome-looking. Fire also tends to be awesome-looking. Put the two together and add a dash of extremely-dangerous-gasoline-flinging and you've got yourself a show. That's what the The Slow Mo Guys did and the result is stunning both in its beauty and its stupidity. Don't try this at… » 12/15/12 3:00pm 12/15/12 3:00pm

Watch This Wedding Photographer's Hair Catch on Fire (Because…

Photographer Jacki Bruniquel's hair got too close to a candle and caught fire while shooting Murray and Emma Burton's wedding ceremony. Thankfully, one of the groomsmen quickly ran after her to extinguish the flames and everyone started to laugh. Because, let's admit it, people burning is fun. At least in South Africa. » 11/19/12 10:38am 11/19/12 10:38am