If you werenā€™t able to scrape together $500 to buy Elon Muskā€™s fund-raising flamethrower, YouTubeā€™s Jairus of All has a cheaper, DIY alternative that instead spews a massive spinning tornado of fire using a pair of ducted fans and a tank of liquid propane worn as a backpack.

Jairusā€™ cannon has a wonderful ā€˜banned science fair experimentā€™ aesthetic to it, but it also looks like something Wile E. Coyote would have ordered from the ACME catalog in another ill-conceived attempt to take out the Road Runner. Although, in the wrong hands, Jariusā€™ creation looks like it could easily take out a small bird, or a nearby planet.


[YouTube via The Awesomer]