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Video: Inside The Fiery Inferno Of A Rocket Launch

Here’s an awesome view of the fiery power that is a rocket. A GoPro camera is strapped inside this rocket test so that rocket scientists can get a view of what’s going on inside. It’s pretty amazing, the fire burns so hot that you can almost feel it through the screen.


Who Wins When A Fire Hose And A Flamethrower Shoot At Each Other?

Rock, paper, scissors. Paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, scissor beats paper. How do those holiest of rules apply to fire and water? Well, let’s blast a water hose at a flamethrower while the flamethrower is firing off at the water hose to find out. Guess who’s the winner?


This Timelapse Of The Sun Is Just Jaw Dropping

Michael König’s Sun is a spectacular timelapse compilation of our star from the Solar Dynamics Observatory from 2011 to 2015. It includes fantastic clips of solar activity, coronal rain, plasma eruptions, planet flybys, eclipses and more in jaw dropping clarity that you feel like it’s alive, in an omnipotent God-like burning orb sort of way.


Matchstick Rockets Captured At 2500 FPS Look Like Tiny ICBMs

If you’ve never wrapped aluminium foil around a match to turn it into a miniature rocket you’re missing out on a really great childhood experience. The one thing most of us didn’t have as kids was access to a high-speed video camera, but thankfully the Slow Mo Guys do, and they filmed this tiny launch at 2500 FPS.


10 Fun Things You Can Do To Play With Fire

Everyone has a little bit of pyromania in them, it just depends on when it wants to come out. After watching this Brusspup video of 10 tricks to do with fire, I know exactly when I’m going to start playing with fire again: the next big power outage. I’m totally going to make fire tornadoes, rising water, candle seesaws and burning steel wool.


Massive Forest Fires Could Be Cooling The Earth

Wait, what? A forest fire may not sound like a great way to cool off, but Earth’s climate is a complicated beast. It turns out that some of the world’s fiercest blazes are actually lowering our planet’s temperatures.


When Fire Hose Water Freezes On A Smouldering Building

Briefly: Yesterday’s giant fire in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, left a paper records warehouse in tatters. While the building is still smouldering away, the New York Fire Department has been showering it with water from all sides. The cold winter air combined with a cascade of fire hose water makes for an icy freeze that is certainly a sight to behold.


Neat Video Turns Juggler Into Human Black Hole

Video: This woman totally seems like she has harnessed the power of a black hole and can suck up all the light and everything around her. But it’s just a nice little camera trick showing swinging burning steel wool in reverse. The light flies to her as she twists and turn but in reality, it’s just being flung away. Still nice though!


What Happens When You Step In Lava

Don’t try this at home (if your home somehow has lava?). But this video shows what happens when you step in lava that’s burning anywhere from 700C to 1200C. You don’t exactly sink in and become engulfed in the molten burning red liquid, you sink a little bit and then catch fire.


Terrifying Images Of Massive Fire In Downtown Los Angeles

“A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early today engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed,” reports the LA Times. This image by Gautam Trivedi is confronting, almost like the aftermath of a nuclear mushroom.


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