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It's nearly ten YEARS since we last asked a question about fires.

Channel your inner neanderthal and tell us about fires, mostly to shut up that smug fucker that's made an oh-so-clever "wheel".

(, Tue 20 Jan 2015, 21:49)
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Flaming Snowman
Back in high school, a few of us were sitting around trying to think up oxymorons. One guy suggested "flaming snowman," and in a moment of inspiration, another one exclaimed "It! Could! Work!"

One night we went to a wide open field, built a snowman, acquired some gasoline (which required us putting down a sizeable deposit for a gascan; this was before any of us were old enough to drive), then dousing the snowman and setting it on fire. It takes a lot of heat to melt snow, so it held shape and burned a very long time.

Next year, we tried it again in a different location, building a God snowman and a Satan snowman and letting them battle it out. Satan burned longer and it's up for debate whether that means he won or lost. During the epic battle of snowgods, someone was coming, so we all hid in the bushes and watched as they walked by, keeping a hand over their eye so they wouldn't have to look at and contemplate the bizarre sight going on right next to the path.

I think we've since burned three more snowmen. The last one was February 2013, which I did by myself in a 22ha abandoned lot in Korea. In case you want to see what an immolating snowman looks like, follow this link:
(, Thu 22 Jan 2015, 1:16, 3 replies)
Forget the burning snowman, You filmed a GHOST!

(, Thu 22 Jan 2015, 11:49, closed)
Could you light it from the base, rather than the top?

(, Thu 22 Jan 2015, 14:43, closed)
awesome photos!
And good plan. I'll have to try that sometime.
(, Thu 22 Jan 2015, 20:59, closed)

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