Lemon hand-grenades

Chris Myles created these Portal-inspired Aperture Science lemon grenades ("COMBUSTIBLE LEMONS - MODEL: 0419"). Fantastic work -- duck and cover!
Tops from some old airsoft bb loaders, random springs to make the spoons fly off when you pull the pins, some paper plus modge podge labels, and a hacked greeting card so when the spoon comes off Cave does his rant and then a big BOOOM.
Combustible Lemons (via Neatorama)


  1. THEIR CALLED COMBUSTIBLE LEMONS. Excuse my capslock but this makes me rage for some reason. I have seen it on other sites too and it kills me a little inside.

    1. Err They’re or they are…. I think a little bit of me just died too.

      Not sure what got you all worked up though.

    2. there’s nothing worse than misplaced nerd rage, complete with caps and grammatical atrocities.

  2. This is what’s all the rage

    “Alright, I’ve been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”

    –Cave Johnson

  3. When life gives you lemons, take the juice and squirt it in the eyes of those that piss you off.
    Why not lemon grenades. My dishes smell like lemon. My table tops smell like lemon. My clothes have that citrus freshness…

  4. When growing up in Florida, we could buy orange sippers – these were doohickeys that you could stick into a (Florida!) orange and by squeezing that orange, you could drink the juice without getting it all over yourself. The first thing I thought of when I saw these grenade lemons was that this would be an outstanding design for a sipper – remove the pin, flip up the handle, and that exposes the sipper opening. Sip your juice, flip the handle back into place, and replace the pin (or simply make the pin decorative and not functional. Bet you could sell a bunch of those puppies at the Florida tourist traps, even today :-)

  5. My concern would be how the spoon is made to fly off. If the entire mousetrap function is duplicated he may have problems with BATF if this piece of art is discovered ( or more likely, he upsets someone in the BATF or other Federal Law Enforcement Agency). Specifically if it claimed that such modifications have made the readily modifiable.

  6. Just look at….oh, crap!

    Curse you, Mr_Voodoo!

    Next time someone beats me to the inevitable obvious analog…Well, I can only rationalize it by suggesting I was suffering from banana-related graphemic synesthesia. Or something like that.

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