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Truck Full of Lynx Body Spray Catches Fire, Sprays Exploding Cans Everywhere

A semi-trailer truck carrying a shipment of Lynx Body Spray—or Axe, as it's called in America—caught fire near Interstate 35 in the US state of Texas on Friday morning, resulting in cans of the deodorant exploding and spraying across the street. Read More >>

science
You Can Actually Light a BBQ Using Water

It’s a crucial compound when it comes to supporting life, but water has so many amazing properties that there’s a lifetime of experiments to try with what comes pouring out of your faucets. It’s common knowledge that water is an effective tool for dousing a flame, but did you know that you can use water to start a fire too? Read More >>

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US Firefighters Suspended for Allegedly Filming Porn in Fire Station 

The US city of Akron in the state of Ohio has suspended two firefighters after they allegedly filmed a porn video in a fire station, then uploaded the proof of their fiery love life on the internet. Read More >>

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Stop Throwing Mobile Phone Batteries in the Bin, You’re Firebombing Bin Lorries

It can be difficult to figure out what to do with your old electronics when you’re ready to move on from them, but here is one thing you should definitely not do: throw them in the bin. Discarded devices powered by lithium-ion batteries are basically fire bombs waiting to explode on unsuspecting sanitation workers. Read More >>

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Study: That Airbnb You’re Staying in Might Be a Fiery Death Trap

Before you book your next stay in an Airbnb, check to make sure it doesn’t run the risk of becoming a blazing hot inferno that will lead to your untimely demise—especially if you're taking a jaunt across the Atlantic. A study published in the journal Injury Prevention found an alarming number of Airbnb venues in the US lack basic safety protections that are required of hotels and other lodging options. Read More >>

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Fire-Detecting Wallpaper Turns Entire Rooms Into a Better Smoke Detector

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and that’s how most alarm systems are able to detect and warn of trouble. But Chinese researchers have developed a new kind of wallpaper, using ingredients found in bones and teeth, that sounds the alarm when heat and flames are detected, turning every wall in a room into a potential early warning system. Read More >>

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Musk’s Flamethrower Looks Like a Toddler’s Toy Next to This Jet-Powered Fire Tornado Cannon

If you weren’t able to scrape together $500 to buy Elon Musk’s fund-raising flamethrower, YouTube’s Jairus of All has a cheaper, DIY alternative that instead spews a massive spinning tornado of fire using a pair of ducted fans and a tank of liquid propane worn as a backpack. Read More >>

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Man Spends Months Building a Giant Sphere of Matches and Then Spectacularly Sets It on Fire

If you glue two matches together, you’ll find the sticks won’t be parallel to each other because the match heads at the top are slightly thicker. If you keep on going, and eventually glue 42,000 of them together, you’ll end up with a giant sphere that produces a fantastic chain reaction of fire when you light a single match. Read More >>

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Alton Towers Combines Wood and Fire for Wicker Man Rollercoaster

Alton Towers has licensed a film to make a ride out of. There's nothing too unusual about this, until you learn what film they're using. It's not Batman. It's not Spider-Man. It's the Wicker Man. There's going to be a Wicker Man rollercoaster, complete with massive burning effigy. Read More >>

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Thousands Evacuated After Massive Explosion Rocks Ukrainian Ammunition Depot

A large fire at an ammunition depot in central Ukraine has triggered a series of massive explosions, prompting the evacuation of about 30,000 people. Hinting at sabotage, the country’s Prime Minister said “external factors” could be attributed to the blasts. Read More >>

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Fire and Explosives Make Falling Dominoes Far More Interesting

We’ve been told our entire lives not to play with fire. But whoever coined that expression never stopped to think about how flames and explosions could make falling dominoes even more captivating to watch. Read More >>

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Dubai’s Unfortunately Named Torch Tower Won’t Stop Catching on Fire

Some Dubai residents woke up to a familiar sight early Friday morning: flames engulfing an enormous skyscraper. In fact, the fire that spanned 50 of the 86 stories of the massive Flame Tower was all too familiar. The same skyscraper burned in 2015, and the causes appear to be related. Read More >>

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Guy Upgrades Toy Firetruck To Start Blazes Instead of Putting Them Out

If you’re going to call something a firetruck, should its sole purpose really be to extinguish flames? That’s like a food truck driving around and disposing of people’s lunches. It just doesn’t make any sense, which is why YouTube’s PeterSripol upgraded a toy firetruck with a functional flamethrower so that at least one the vehicles can finally live up to its name. Read More >>

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Grenfell Tower: Here’s What A Fire Scientist Thinks

London woke up this morning to another tragedy. Overnight, the 24-storey Grenfell Tower near Ladbroke Grove caught fire and at the time of writing, there are over 50 people in hospital and 6 fatalities have been confirmed so far. Obviously the full story of what happened is not yet known, but the incident does raise a number of questions: What caused it? Could it happen again? What can we do to prevent future tragedies? Read More >>

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Smoking Nottingham Building is Art, Not on Fire

Italian artist Lara Favaretto had an idea for something to do and call art. She's enjoying a run of her latest project at the Nottingham Contemporary Arts Centre, in which steam is pumped out into the surrounding streets. This probably says something important about life, feminism, war, genital mutilation, Donald Trump and veganism, but to passersby it also says SHIT THE BUILDING IS ON FIRE, so people are calling the fire brigade on some art. Read More >>