David Pescovitz at 12:57 pm Mon, Oct 1, 2012
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Slow motion Molotov cocktail! (via Devour)
Don’t try it at home. But on your home, well that’s a totally different matter. Go ahead, give it a whirl.
Well, it always states “don’t try this at home”, but they weren’t at home, they were outside their home, weren’t they? How could they have known???
And I don’t know why they didn’t throw it at the shed instead, it looked like it was totally asking for it!
Brilliant. Particularly the water hose extinguisher, which in this case happened to work.
Reminds me of this –
Or this guy who had a small balloon full of acetylene in his car and probably ended up with a speech impediment.
Or the ending in Daft Punk’s Electroma. Great movie for the psychedelic art house crowd!
When it comes to doing stupid things, throwing a Molotov Cocktail at your own home ranks pretty highly in the dumb category.
followed by using water to extinguish it.
It looked like they weren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer, so it’s totally ok. Um… or something…
He may well have been using some sort of denatured methanol (which is redundant, but whatever) which would have made the flames visible.
It is kind of good the flames didn’t reach the highly combustible wooden roof. That would have kind of spoiled the video.
Runners up and near misses for the Darwin Awards also have entertainment value.
You people worry too much. What’s the worst that could happen?
I was shocked at how close he was standing to that wall, even with that angle he’s lucky he didn’t get flaming debris on him
I swear to god, near the end of the slo-mo you can see the shape of Cthulu appear.
Or maybe Rush Limbaugh?
I think it was the shape of his dad with a belt.
I liked the part where he threw a molotov cocktail at his own house.
It worked really well against the first little pig’s house, and the second little pig’s house, but we have not determined why it failed here.
That is literally the dumbest thing I’ve watched today.
Performance is enhanced by thickening agents that keeps the fuel on target instead of making a fireball. I’ll say no more about that.
But this is probably the world’s best Molotov cocktail photo of a protester at night getting nailed in the torso by a firebomb at Tahrir Square in Egypt. It looks like the wick was coming out, so it leaves a flaming trail as it comes down and hits the guy. You have to sit through an ad.
Now let’s see Napalm
Missing one key ingredient taught to us in the army, and that my friends is egg white. It helps the fuel to stick.
1/3 part animal blood is supposed to make a gel…..
it looks like there’s someone in the house, too. you can see them peeking out the window before he throws the bottle.
Fire and Tyvek suits. :O
Hey, should we throw this Molotov cocktail at a brick wall right next to an old wooden shack?
Oh, totally! I can’t see any way that could possibly go wrong!
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