Fire garden honors 350th anniversary of Great Fire of London

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This weekend was the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, so The Tate Modern erected a fire garden with performers and fire-spewing sculptures. Read the rest

Everything is not fine

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KC Green updated his classic "everything is fine" comic to reflect the manifest fact that everything is not fine. Read the rest

Watch a man crack a the world's longest whip. Then watch him dual-wield fire whips.

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At 238 feet and 3 inches, Adam Winrich's manila rope whip is reportedly the world's longest. Adam's YouTube channel is packed with amazing whippings; below he dual-weild fire whips.

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This barber cuts hair with fire

Milan barber Franco Bompieri, proprietor of Antica Barbieria Colla, cuts hair with fire.

"Burning the ends... the hair evolves," he says. "It becomes bigger, the hair gets stronger and doesn't fall out anymore."

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Guess what caused a fire in a house on High Street

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A house caught fire in a home on High Street in Walworth, New York. After extinguishing the fire that was contained in a single locked room, investigators found 40 to 50 marijuana plants under grow lights inside.

According to the AP, the fire is thought to have been caused by an electrical problem. One of the home's residents was charged with a misdemeanor for illegally growing weed.

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Watch boy's birthday cake ignite into fireball (don't worry, he's fine)

I bet George's birthday wish wasn't that his powdered sugar cake would ignite into a fireball inches from his face.

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Tar sands production in Canada pretty much shut down by Fort McMurray wildfire

Flames rise in area south of Fort McMurray, Alberta May 3, 2016.  [Reuters]

Almost all of Canada's tar sands production has been shut down by a raging wildfire in Alberta's Fort McMurray region.

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Mirrored headboard becomes 'big magnifying glass' and burns down home carport

A mirrored headboard started a carport fire in Fresno, fire officials said. (Fresno FD)

In what the Los Angeles Times reports was a 'freak event' at a Fresno home last Sunday, sunlight bouncing off of a mirrored headboard discarded in the back of a home magnified the sun's rays and started a fire that burned down the family carport.

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Tourist photo attraction likely set on fire by tourist photographer

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A beached boat in Inverness has been the subject of many, many, many a photographer's afternoon. If the sky and reflections off the water near the Point Reyes were right, you could expect to find quite a few folks trying to get the shot. Seems someone tried a little too hard.

Apparently a photographer working to capture the boat in a shower of sparks set it on fire.

PetaPixel has the story.

Fire Chief Jim Fox tells the Marin Independent Journal that someone had called to clear their name of the blaze, and that it’s likely that no further action will be taken to identify the culprit.

“We won’t investigate something when there’s no evidence of a crime or actual damage,” Fox says. “This was already a derelict vessel. I don’t know how you can damage something that’s already broken.

Here is my less destructive rendition from 2006 or 2007.

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Hoverboard catches fire during unboxing video

This fellow made an unboxing video about his new hoverboard and it apparently caught fire before he even had a chance to try it out.

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Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Page's former home gutted in blaze

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Boleskine House, the infamous Loch Ness estate previously owned by occultist Aleister Crowley and later Led Zeppelin guitarist (and Crowley enthusiast) Jimmy Page, was mostly destroyed in a fire last week. The 18th century residence was a second home for a Dutch family who apparently were out shopping when the fire began, likely in the kitchen. They had purchased the property several years ago from Annette MacGillivray who had bought it from Page and then renovated it.

“When we bought it, it was a hovel, just a shell," MacGillivray told The Press and Journal. "We spent a lot of money, stripping it back to the bare walls and re-roofing it. It had four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a huge drawing room, dining room, library and various smaller rooms. It is unlikely it will ever be rebuilt unless there is someone out there with an interest in the occult wanting to spend a lot of money.”

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Watch this fellow launch his flaming truck into a lake

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Note that he holds his nose before splashing into the water. Read the rest

Watch this insane video of burning bourbon turn into a fire tornado

The Weather Channel posted this incredible video of a "firenado" that erupted from a pond coated in 800,000 gallons of bourbon after lightning struck a Jim Beam warehouse in Bardstown, Kentucky in 2003. (Weather.com)

More about the fire in this 2003 AP article.

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WATCH: Flamethrower + trombone = Pyro-Trombone

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Pyro-Trombonist Valentin Guérin performs Arthur Pryor's Fantastic Polka, accompanied on piano by Valérie Guérin-Descouturelle. Wonder how they lit the candelabra? Read the rest

Watch 6,000 match heads ignite in super-slow motion

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Match Head Bomb video: 6000 matches in a blender, shot at at 2500fps

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The Slow Mo guys are back at it with an amazing, totally unsafe, possibly illegal homemade pyrotechnics display. Read the rest

Crowdfunding Battle Blimps: "Small, open-source, RC blimps + hydrogen + red poker tips"

Eric writes, "Battle Blimps are: Small, open-source, RC blimps + hydrogen + red poker tips = SENDING YOUR FRIENDS DOWN IN FLAMES." Read the rest

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