Truck shoots out neat smoke rings of fire as its engine explodes

I don't know why this happened (or if the truck somehow stumbled upon some secret Mario Kart item that lets it shoot out fiery smoke rings like a red shell) but it's such a cool effect. The smoke that blows out of the truck's engine forms perfect o rings and then bursts into flames. » 7/28/14 11:47pm 7/28/14 11:47pm

Watch a crazy dude smoke 100 cigarettes at once with this contraption

Ah, that's a good hit. 100 good hits, actually. Artist Wyatt Burns created a way to smoke 100 cigarettes at once with a crazy contraption and it looks, well, predictably suffocating. He lights up all the cigarettes with a torch and feeds all the smoke into a plastic bag. In his performance art piece, he basically… » 3/04/14 8:49pm 3/04/14 8:49pm

Make a Spooky Smoke Waterfall Using Sticky Notes and Fire

Here's an awesome experiment you can try if you're looking for a last minute way to decorate your cubicle or house for Halloween. It's particularly great if you have one of those tiny relaxing waterfalls at your disposal, since replacing the water with cascading smoke is sure to have everyone thinking you're some… » 10/31/13 12:20pm 10/31/13 12:20pm

What's Inside the Vatican's Black and White Smoke Signal for a New Pope?

The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. And to notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven't found a Pope, white smoke (or "fumata bianca") would mean that there is a new Pope. So what's inside the smoke? » 3/13/13 1:00am 3/13/13 1:00am

What Your Brain Looks Like When You Smoke Marijuana

ASAP Science does their thing again, this time explaining what happens to your brain when you smoke weed (or pot or marijuana or whatever the hell you call it). The nut of it: when you're high, whatever you think about when you're on marijuana starts to feel like the most important thought you ever had in your life.… » 10/04/12 9:20pm 10/04/12 9:20pm

Fifty-One Trio E-Cigarette Lightning Review: All Smoke, No Substance

I love smoking cigarettes—the smell, the ritual of lighting, the first morning draw, all of it. So, would I replace my beloved nic-sticks with a Fifty-One Trio E-Cigarette if given the chance? Short answer: nope. // TODO: this should be moved to a Backbone View » 8/10/11 4:00pm 8/10/11 4:00pm

This Power Plant Blows O's and Doubles As a Ski Slope

The only times I've noticed power plants are when they blow an obnoxious amount of smoke in the air. If I lived in Copenhagen though, I think I would hang out at their power plant. The waste-to-energy plant is called the Big Vortex and the roof of the plant will be used as a ski slope. Seriously, it's part of a… » 2/07/11 8:40pm 2/07/11 8:40pm