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Burning Artificial Sweeteners Releases Some Bizarre Shooting Webs

Our favourite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it’s torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N’ Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N’ Low put up honourable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned.


How Long It Takes To Burn Off A Christmas Dinner 10 Different Ways

For once, let’s not lie to ourselves about how we’re going to “take it easy” this Christmas. Most of us are going to give thanks by indulging like gluttonous pigs. It’s OK, we can give ourselves a pass every now and then, but let’s be real: if we don’t want to be a bunch of butterfaces in the new year, we’re going to have to work it off. But just how much work are you going to have to do? And by doing what? We crunched the numbers so you don’t have to.


Can You Burn A Photo On Your Skin Using Sunlight?

If you take a negative, slap it on your forearm and sunbathe, will the image burn on your skin? This is a question Petapixel asked of its readers and the video above is the first attempt at an answer.


This Is What Really Happens When A Match Burns

This is what you see when you light up a match and look extremely close at two thousand frames per second. The chemical reactions of the burning phosphorus and gelatin is mesmerising and something that your brain wouldn’t expect.


This Is What Happens When You Burn Steel Wool

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iPhone 3G Gets Hot and Melty, Cooks Dude's Leg

While the iPhone 3G definitely feels warmer than the original, it shouldn’t get hot enough to cook human flesh. Or melt. But a MacRumors forum member says he fell asleep with his iPhone 3G in his pocket and woke up when he felt a burning sensation in his pants (not the good kind either). He says he pulled out the phone, which was incredibly hot. Like, plastic-meltingly hot. Check out the damage to the dock connector (and his leg), where you can really see the bubbly, heat-warped plastic:


Fairground Shooting Gallery Gets Flamethrower Makeover for Burning Man

Created for this year’s Burning Man festival, the Flamethrower Shooting Gallery looks like one hell of a stress-relieving sideshow amusement. It was created by Matisse and Roxie and recently debuted at the Oakland The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival… presumably to a warm reception. Check out the short video to see it in action—though you might want to turn the volume down, the happy screams are a little loud.


Laser Tattoo Body-Modding, This Time it's Not Painful: Fingernails

The skin-ablation laser tattoo we showed you recently was creepy mainly because burning your naked skin is going to hurt, but this new laser body-mod tackles a safer target, fingernails. The portraits of famous bods you can see in the image are laser-etched into black nail polish (I know, it looks like they’re made of seared, blackened nail, but they’re not), and member lamedust over at Instructables has got a pretty comprehensive guide. So if you’re crazy, you too can etch pics onto the end of your digits. The video makes for interesting watching.


Memorex SimpleSave is Easy DVD Recording For Your Grandparents

Memorex has a crazy (and expensive) new DVD-R line called SimpleSave, which automatically scans your computer for photos and videos and burns them to disc. From the description, these US$14.99 for 5 discs sound like they’re perfect for your parents or grandparents who don’t really know how to use a burner and have photos scattered all over their machines. If they’ve got more pics and vids than can fit on one disc, the software will tell them how many more they need to buy and will parse and burn accordingly. Expensive, but neat for the new user. [PRNewswire via Coolest Gadgets]


Burn-Your-Favorite-Cult-Classic DVD Kiosk Coming To Walgreens

New ideas are needed to keep the tumbleweeds from blowing through the Walgreens photo department, and the latest is a burn-your-own-DVD kiosk, specializing in the rare and out-of-print. We were the first to report on the DVD Copy Control Association voting to approve the “DVD Download” CSS format. But many of you complained that it would require special blank discs, and would still cost the same as a download for your iPod. In this case, Walgreens would supply the special discs and Sonic burning software, and in about 15 minutes, ordinary people would get their own copies of “older and more niche content selections” that don’t pay to produce down at the DVD factory. [Reuters]