Sunday, August 30, 2009

Guy invents flamethrower hands: perplexed when life of superhero does not ensue

It has been awhile since I have found a video of an invention as completely useless, dangerous, and awesome as this. The Pyro system 2.2 reduces the need for radioactive induced super powers by at least 20%. Truly, the inventor is a modern day Blankman.

The Pyro system basically turns your hands into flamethrowers. The inventor uses some pretty simple and readily available supplies. A windproof lighter and those butane tanks used to refill lighters. He added some tubing and extended some wiring, slapped the system on a harness that straps to the wrist and presto instant hand flamethrower.

His YouTube channel everettbradford has several videos demonstrating how this portable flamethrower works and its application. I know in one video he talks about wearing this device that shoots fireballs out of his hands to a Halloween party. This sounded like a pretty bad idea to me. I did the math and here is what I came up with: Alcohol + highly flammable costumes + crowded house + flamethrower hands = 10(Great White Nightclub Fire).

I am not sure, but I think most municipalities would frown on individuals walking around with flamethrower hands. It seems that the ability to shoot fireballs out of your hands would probably constitute carrying a concealed weapon. However, many states allow citizens to carry concealed weapons after completely a training course. I wonder if you can get a license to carry flamethrower hands. Because you never know when you might need to melt someone’s face off.

I will admit there are other practical applications to having the ability to shoot flames out of your hands besides fighting robot ninjas and flying dinosaur scuba divers. Flamethrower hands could come in handy for lighting a pretty woman’s cigarette that you are ten feet away from or maybe heating up day old pizza.

And of course we have to consider the implications this will have on the Renaissance fair scene. I think the wizard guy just became a lot cooler than the barbarian guy, and the Black Night just peed himself.

Oh and for those of you that are worried this system might not be adequate for your flame shooting needs. Our inventor is currently has plans for a Pyro system 3.0 posted on his Youtube channel. This new system promises to give the wearer even more precise control over the flames he will shoot from his hands.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Why you should not attach a v-8 to a monowheel

So I have stumbled across a whole swarm of videos on YouTube highlighting one of my favorite useless inventions the monowheel. The monowheel is infinitely superior to the unicycle, because the operator rides inside the wheel instead of on top of it.

I have always wondered why this incredible mode of transportation never caught on and became a mainstream way of getting around. Well I found a video that pretty much answers my question and effectively ends any ideas entertaining the monowheel as a practical mode of transportation.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Slapshed back to school: the backpack

So it’s August and school will be starting soon. Which means spending money outfitting your children with back to school equipment and wardrobe or if you are going back to school it means you need all this stuff. Well I know the economy is tough right now so I thought I would right a series dedicated to some Slapshed ways of outfitting your child with all their back to school needs without breaking your wallet.
So here is installment #1: The backpack
I chose to start with the backpack, because it is the thing your kid will put all the other stuff in. Every kid needs a back pack, but backpacks can be expensive. Don’t worry about buying one though this video from Duct Tape Stuff on YouTube will show you how to build one out of you guessed it: duct tape. Or if you are more adventurous you can also try following the instructions at to assemble you own Mac pack, a back made from an old Macintosh computer.

Okay so you have the backpack covered. Of course there are plenty of other items you can make at home on the cheap that will not only provide your child with an academic edge, but catapult them to the front of the style class. How about a duct tape pencil case? Who knows stay tuned to find out.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chicken Bullion Shower Head Prank

Here is an easy do it yourself prank. All you need is a cube of chicken bouillon. You unscrew the shower head and mash up the bullion in inside. You screw the shower head back on and wait. When your unsuspecting victim turns on the shower head they will find themselves taking a shower in chicken broth.
The great thing about this practical joke is it completely harmless and it is adaptable. You could really use any substance that is water soluble and non-toxic. The only problem I see with this trick is that many people turn the water on to adjust the temperature before entering the shower and would catch on before they ever got wet. Course it would still be funny seeing them try to figure out why the shower smells like chicken soup.