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Dangerous

Fire Dominoes

Fire Dominoes

For his latest video, The Q played with fire. He took the chemicals used to make matchstick heads and reconstituted them to make oversized versions. Then he erected gradually larger and larger sizes to set off a visually-impressive chain reaction. Things heat up around the 3:27 mark.

Backyard GoT Scorpion

Backyard GoT Scorpion

The Backyard Scientist continues to bring the danger with his latest build, an oversized weapon inspired by Maester Qyburn’s dragon-stopping Scorpion from Game of Thrones. This version is drawn with a motorized winch, and doesn’t seem nearly as powerful, but it still is deadly.

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Electric Foam Dart Mod

Electric Foam Dart Mod

“I’m not gonna ship you guys something you can’t hurt yourself with.” Sufficiently Advanced made a modded NERF gun that shoots electrified darts. His latest version features contact points wide enough to momentarily shock people. Check out the build at 0:58, and the tests at 5:23.

Real Life Fortnite Boom Bow

Real Life Fortnite Boom Bow

Fortnite‘s Boom Bow shoots shotgun shell-tipped arrows. It sounds ridiculous, but The Backyard Scientist shows how relatively easy it is to actually make the arrows. The resulting projectile doesn’t quite explode theatrically, but it’s loud and lethal.

Literal Hot Glue Gun

Literal Hot Glue Gun

(PG-13: Language) Joel Creates read a comment on fellow maker Michael Reeves’ video that inspired him to create a weapon that fires projectiles with a hardened hot glue exterior, each filled with a nasty and dangerous payload of molten adhesive.

Extreme Woodburning

Extreme Woodburning

From the “don’t try this at home” file, Brad Russell shows off what happens when a 2000-volt transformer from a microwave oven is applied to wood painted with sodium bicarbonate. The result is beautiful, tree-like patterns known as Lichtenberg figures.

Snowmobile Drag Racing

Snowmobile Drag Racing

(Loud) When you’re freezing your ass off in the winter in Sweden, one way to keep yourself warm is to strap your butt to a pulsejet powered snowmobile, and fire yourself down an icy straightaway at speeds up to 150 mph. (Thanks Ola Andreas!)

Saw Blade Wheels, Frozen Lake

Saw Blade Wheels, Frozen Lake

(PG-13: Language) One upside to living in Finland is the ready access to frozen lakes. Lauri and Anni of the Beyond the Press channel decided to take advantage of this by driving a Subaru with tires made from giant circular saw blades onto the ice to see what would happen.

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

In a video that is the very embodiment of “don’t try this at home,” guitarist Davidlap performs a brief solo while it looks like his hands are ablaze. He created special gloves to protect his hands from injury, and the fire was far enough from the guitar that it didn’t get damaged.

Driving Through a Waterfall

Driving Through a Waterfall

Even if there weren’t a waterfall gushing onto this road in Nepal, we’d think twice before driving down this narrow, twisty, turny path with its sketchy barricades and crumbly bits. We’re just glad we get to watch it from the comfort of our laptop screens.

DIY Potato Can Gun

DIY Potato Can Gun

Given the fact that this weapon uses an electric spark and exploding butane gas to fire a large spherical projectile, American Hacker is very quick to point out that you should NOT try this at home. We agree, but it sure is fun to hear the sound of this thing in action.

Drone vs. Airplane Wing

Drone vs. Airplane Wing

If you have any doubts that flying drone near aircraft was a bad idea, watch this footage from the University of Dayton Research Institute, who recently conducted a test to see just how much damage a drone could do to an airplane wing at even a relatively slow flight speed.

Spinning Belt of Knives

Spinning Belt of Knives

Colin Furze shows off an invention so insane that we wouldn’t want to be within 1000 feet when it spins up. Apparently for no reason other than to outdo Simone Giertz’s salad chopping robot, he built a wearable belt that rapidly spins knives around his waist. It draws blood at 9:57.

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Driving on Broken Ice

Driving on Broken Ice

Watch as a Russian off-road vehicle called a Sherp rolls effortlessly over a partially-frozen lake, seemingly defying physics by not sinking through the softened ice. Apparently it has something to do with the vehicle’s paddle boat tires. See more Sherp antics here.

Crushing Dangerous Stuff

Crushing Dangerous Stuff

The Hydraulic Press Channel digs into their extensive library in a quest to find most dangerous stuff they can subject to the forces of their mighty industrial tool. As one commenter put it, “The ball bearing explosion looks like the creation of a universe.”

The Most Dangerous World Record

The Most Dangerous World Record

There are lots of ways to get yourself into the Guinness World Records without risking life and limb, but some people live for danger. RealLifeLore takes a look at the deadly quest for the highest speed on water, and the many times people have died trying to exceed it.

Full-body Burn Record

Full-body Burn Record

32 stunt performers put on an incredible show of courage, as each of them donned a firesuit, slathered on fire gel, and were lit ablaze to set a new Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous full-body burns. Each person had to remain on fire for at least 30 seconds.

Metallurgist

Metallurgist

“The safety rules at our work are written by our blood.” Gornovoy works in cast-iron smelting. Here’s what it’s like at his job. Director Evgenii Bakirov doesn’t teach us much about Gornovoy’s profession, but he does a great job of showing the danger involved in it.

Fire Vortex Cannon

Fire Vortex Cannon

If there was ever a build that required a “don’t try this at home” disclaimer, it has to be this insane portable fire vortex generator built by Jairus of All. It uses a series of powerful fans and ductwork to spew forth a giant swirling column of fire.

Making a Real Doomfist

Making a Real Doomfist

Adding to his collection of cool and dangerous toys, The Hacksmith and team recently built an insane working version of Doomfist’s spiked gauntlet from Overwatch. The unwieldy pneumatic fist can exert over 2600 pounds of force. Talk about a One Punch Man.

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Making a Mini Flamethrower

Making a Mini Flamethrower

Inspired by The Boring Company’s flamethrower, maker Peter Sripol decided to build his own version – though this one is smaller – and much more dangerous than the one Elon Musk was peddling. We love how he calls it a “Temperature Enhancement Device.”

Never Stand Behind a Jet Engine

Never Stand Behind a Jet Engine

It’s unlikely that you’ll ever stand this close to the back of a jet engine, but if you ever do, it’s a really, really bad idea. The Hacksmith set up a human analog bust to show us the Raiders of the Lost Ark flesh melting that would happen if you got too close. Gooey bits at 9:45.

Liquid Nitrogen NERF Mod

Liquid Nitrogen NERF Mod

Giaco Whatever has an extensive history of making dangerous items. So leave it to him to transform a normally safe kid’s NERF gun into a deadly weapon, thanks to the pressure generated liquid nitrogen expanding inside the gun at room temperature. Kablam at 22:16.

How to Stretch Your Legs

How to Stretch Your Legs

When we feel the urge to take a break on a road trip, we pull over at a rest stop. Urban explorer and daredevil Flaviu Cernescu stretches his legs a little differently, as he takes a stroll along a skinny bridge railing where a gust of wind or a slippery shoe sole could spell instant demise.

Rocket Knife Nighttime Chaos

Rocket Knife Nighttime Chaos

David Windestal has been entertaining us for a while with his rocket knife-powered destructive antics for a while. This time he and his pals pulled out all the stops, with a nighttime run with LEDs, sparklers, spray paints, and an enormous fireball… all to create modern art.

Nap-of-the-Earth Flight

Nap-of-the-Earth Flight

Pilot Linkerius posted this incredible seat-of-your-pants footage of a PC-7 trainer aircraft being flown on an extremely low-altitude course. A Nap-of-the-Earth (NOE) flight is designed to help fighter pilots avoid detection by enemies via radar or visual reconnaissance.

Mountain Bearking

Mountain Bearking

Riding your bike on a downhill mountain path is dangerous enough all on its own – hence the helmets and pads these guys are wearing. But this ride down a course in Slovakia provided an added source of peril – a bear. Thankfully, the killer animal gave up the chase rather quickly.

Robot with a Knife

Robot with a Knife

The guys at Irfon Automation decided to see just how precise their Stäubli TX40 industrial robot was, so they attached a straight blade knife to it, and programmed the robot to play a game of five-finger fillet on an all-too-trusting human. Then they increased the speed.

Coke + Butane Rocket

Coke + Butane Rocket

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson previously tested the myth that mixing propane and Coca-Cola would turn it into a pressure-packed rocket, and failed. He tried it again with butane, and the highly-flammable stuff works brilliantly. Definitely don’t try this one at home.

Electric Wolverine Claws

Electric Wolverine Claws

The Hacksmith dusted off the real metal Wolverine claws he made a few years back, then connected them to a 12-volt car battery. The result – lots of sparks, molten steel wool, shredded aluminum foil, and the coolest way to start a fire ever.

Log Machine Bull Ride

Log Machine Bull Ride

If you think getting on one of those bull riding machines at a country bar is a recipe for disaster, get a load of this video from The Dudesons – who saddled up and went for a ride on a tree harvester machine in place of the bull.

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