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Melensdad
04-19-2009, 09:56 AM
I dunno. Does this belong in the FOOD section or the TOOL section or the DEBATE section :biggrin: Oh, and on a secondary note, do we want to have any bets on if DARGO or BCZOOM will try this at home . . . and should we take up a collection to help pay for their emergency room visit if they do try this at home?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,516991,00.html

Bacon Blowtorch Cuts Through Steel
Friday, April 17, 2009
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,516991,00.html

Video & more info here >>> http://www.popsci.com/bacon

Theodore Gray's 'Flaming Bacon Lance of Death' in a YouTube still.
Here's how to fry your own bacon — and the pan it's cooking in too.
http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/article_image_large/files/articles/Grease-Fire.jpg
Popular Science columnist and author of "Mad Science" Theodore Gray has built what he calls the "Bacon Lance" — a complex arrangement of pork that, when coupled with a blast of pure oxygen, can cut through steel.

As Gray explains, regular "thermal lances" are bundles of iron and magnesium pipes that, when lit as oxygen is pumped through them, release huge amounts of heat — or, as he puts it, thermal energy.

He realized that certain foodstuffs might work as well. So he took several slices of prosciutto — "a superior engineering grade of meat" — rolled them around fiberglass rods and baked them overnight. Then he bundled those, wrapped more prosciutto around it and baked that.
http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/article_image_large/files/articles/Meat-Sticks.jpg
An additional layer of fresh prosciutto for insulation, and the Bacon Lance was ready.

Attached to a high-pressure blast of pure oxygen and lit, the meat weapon did quite well in cutting through a baking pan.

A vegetarian option, hollow bread sticks packed inside a cucumber, didn't work as wonderfully, mostly because the bread burned too quickly.
http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/article_image_small/files/articles/green-lantern.jpg
"The pressure-containment capacity of a standard cucumber is remarkable," Gray added.

bczoom
04-19-2009, 12:04 PM
Hmmmm. You got me thinking...

benspawpaw
04-19-2009, 04:49 PM
some folks just got too much time on their hands and get paid waaaaay too much for nothing

muleman
04-19-2009, 07:54 PM
I want to try this with some home cured honey glazed bacon. the honey should help raise the temp of the torch nicely. wonder what air pressure they used?

Melensdad
04-19-2009, 08:00 PM
I knew I shouldn't have posted this.

Or maybe I should have put a disclaimer: KIDS, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME :brows:

FlutterbyeKisses
05-05-2009, 08:27 PM
I think this is a pretty pointless use of Bacon.
My boyfriend and I are attempting to create bacon underware. Yes OH yes I know how wonderful edible baconware sounds! =)

OhioTC18
05-05-2009, 09:03 PM
My boyfriend and I are attempting to create bacon underware. Yes OH yes I know how wonderful edible baconware sounds!

That would be a new twist to "makin' bacon".

benspawpaw
05-05-2009, 11:00 PM
underwear? i'd eat that just make sure the streaks go horozontial so you can see if there are skid marks that would just ruin the taste:yum::w00t2:

FlutterbyeKisses
05-05-2009, 11:03 PM
That would be a new twist to "makin' bacon".

:rofl:
Teehee

Melensdad
05-05-2009, 11:08 PM
Here is something else that you can do with bacon, but not with breadsticks.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/zenpirates/MotivatorBaconBra.jpg

pirate_girl
05-05-2009, 11:10 PM
I'd need rashers for that kinda thing..

FlutterbyeKisses
05-05-2009, 11:18 PM
Dude you wouldn't wear them like normal undies! They'd prolly last five minutes even if I could hold my man off lol