Mad Science Monday: Cooking With Thermite

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Last Thanksgiving we showed you how to cook a turkey using thermite. Now that summer is here (and somehow already coming to an end), it's time for something more BBQ-friendly. DIYer Ben Krasnow gathers his family and friends together for some nice beef kebabs. I'm not entirely sure about sticking glove-less hands near molten iron or ingesting something that's been touching said lava.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/thermite-bbq.html

http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2010/11/25/white-trash-repairs-how-you-should-be-cooking-today/

http://benkrasnow.blogspot.com/

Build Your Own Flamethrower!

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Build Your Own Flamethrower!
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Instructables user PDRWLSN created this pocket-sized flame thrower not because it's freaking awesome, but to as a way to start a quick fire when you're camping and only have access to wet wood. The gun uses materials readily available at any hardware store with butane lighter fluid as a fuel source and a BBQ ignition switch as a trigger. Below is a video showing the machine failing to melt snow. If any of you are crazy enough to try this, please, be safe.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playerembedded&v=-KAgep0AWE]

Fireworks on a Budget

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Don't feel like getting vaporized by an M80 during your fireworks celebration? Fear not! The fine folks at Grathio Labs have devised a way to make fireworks that add just a bit of extra pop to your celebration. Follow the instructions in the video, extrapolate, and make something cool like a chain of them! Just don't be dumb and do it indoors/in your hand/without eye protection/near flammable material. You can kludge with one hand or one eye, but it definitely doesn't make things easier...

For Halloween, He Dressed Up as an OSHA Nightmare

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For Halloween, He Dressed Up as an OSHA Nightmare
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This is why many companies don't encourage wearing your costume to the office.

~NSHA