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There are so many reasons to try this at home tonight: you get to see the metal blade burn that glorious fiery orange red, you get to hear inanimate objects make weird whining sounds as they get sliced open, you get to imagine what spontaneous self-combustion would be like, and in some cases you might even spot what looks like souls escaping from a bar of soap (that's probably my favourite thing that gets cut).

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Video: It takes The Slow Mo Guys a few attempts and false starts to hit the burning wick of a candle with an air gun. But when they actually do, it's damn impressive to see in slow motion, because it basically vaporises on impact and the candle's flame follows the bullet in a wonderful, fiery trail until it disappears.

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Video: I don't think it's possible to make anything cooler with your own two hands than this homemade multicolour fire tornado that spins around and weaves itself together with absolutely no moving parts. The only thing you need to do is cut up a glass cylinder and then offset the half-cylinders a little bit to let air flow do its thing to create the fire vortex.

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On Wednesday, web developer Rick Bross was faced an unusual problem. His electric skateboard's battery malfunctioned, filling his entire apartment with smoke and scaring the hell out of his roommate. The incident was just one of two recent cases involving Boosted Boards, a brand of electric skateboards, where the batteries spontaneously "vented", a non-technical term used by the company to describe an electrical engineering problem also known as thermal runaway that causes batteries to overheat and potentially explode.