Video: Fire-Resistant Clothing Handles 1100C Flames

NewScientist are calling it the video that deserves to go viral and we rather agree. The fire resistant suit has been designed for driver Andy Green and his 1600km/hr BloodHound rocket car. And rather than turn to ash, the suit handles the extreme heat and flames with relative ease.

The fireproof fabric is uniquely woven to trap air pockets between the fibres, so it has the ability to handle temps hotter than 1100C for seven seconds. By adding a second woven layer (or a third, depending on how light or dense you make it), you could wear this suit and still survive for 12 seconds at the same temperature without more than 2nd degree burns.

Don’t try this at home kids.

[via NewScientist]