Bacon Lance Turns Bacon and Compressed Air into Flame Lance

By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 31st, 2012

When it comes to last minute made scientist holiday experiments, we’re hard pressed to think of one more novel than turning an air hose and bacon into a high-intensity flame lance.

The experiment comes to us courtesy of Theodore Gray, author of Mad Science: Experiments You Can do At Home – But Probably Shouldn’t . He writes:

Bacon is fattening because it contains a lot of chemical energy tied up in its proteins, and especially in its fat. You can release that energy either by digesting it or by burning it with a healthy supply of oxygen. The challenge isn’t creating the heat; it’s engineering a bacon structure strong enough to withstand the stress of a 5,000°F bacon plasma flame.

Hit up the link below to read more about the experiment.

Bacon: The Other White Heat [via It’s OK To Be Smart]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/31/12
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