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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.

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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.

Clearing Snow from Bridge Cables

Clearing Snow from Bridge Cables

Next time you drive across a suspension bridge in the winter time, you can thank guys like these for keeping your ride safe. Watch and learn how technicians head to the top of the Port Mann Bridge in frigid British Columbia to remove ice and snow from its 288 cables.

The Spider Incinerator

The Spider Incinerator

Despite their name, they guys at Danger First are creeped out by spiders. But rather than buy a can of Raid, they made a deadly hairspray-powered flamethrower, designed to enact the idiom “kill it with fire” in real life. No actual spiders were harmed in the making of the video.

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Flaming Jenga

Flaming Jenga

To show off their Giant Jenga set, Vat19 lit the wooden blocks on fire, then played a game that was only possible thanks to the fire retardant goo on their hands. And here we thought playing Jenga with construction equipment was the most dangerous way to play.

Magnetic Darts

Magnetic Darts

Magnetic Games shows off a cool, but dangerous setup that uses small nail-like projectiles that have been charged with the same magnetic polarity as their launcher, resulting in “darts” that launch solely under the power of magnetism. Don’t try this at home.

Thermite Kettle

Thermite Kettle

We’ve seen thermite obliterate pumpkins and roast a turkey, so using it to boil water seems a bit pedestrian by the Internet’s standards. But using it without wearing safety equipment is another story altogether. Or just another day for Colin Furze.

The Shotgun Nailgun

The Shotgun Nailgun

YouTuber MattV2099 glued nails into shotgun shells, then fired them at close range using a Arsenal SGL41 Saiga 410 – a Russian AK-style shotgun. It’s not a practical way to nail things together, but it’s certainly one of the most dangerous ideas we’ve ever seen.

Killer Tentacle Bot

Killer Tentacle Bot

While most Arduino-powered gadgets are either useful (or useless), this one is just deadly. YouTuber outaspaceman rigged up a servo-driven tentacle that does just one thing – it wildly thrashes around while wielding a knife.

Boom Balloons

Boom Balloons

The King of Random is back with another fun, yet dangerous video, as he fills party balloons with extremely flammable, lighter-than-air HHO gas, lights them with a fuse, and sends them airborne. Suffice it to say, this is not FAA approved.

How to Open Five Beers at Once

How to Open Five Beers at Once

There are numerous ways to open a bottle, but using a chainsaw isn’t one that we recommend. That didn’t stop this guy from opening not just one, but five bottles of beer using the dangerous power tool.

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Man on an Edge

Man on an Edge

The New York Times introduces us to Brent Weingard, a professional window cleaner who’s been hanging precariously from the sides of buildings for more than 35 years. And yes, he does worry about dropping stuff on us.

Volcano Photographer

Volcano Photographer

Photographer Kawika Singson likes to get up close and personal with volcanoes. In fact, he gets so close sometimes that his shoes have caught fire. Though these particular flames were apparently staged by his pal Chris Hirata.

Norah the Jet Bike

Norah the Jet Bike

Colin Furze is known for making amped-up, but horribly dangerous vehicles. His latest creation? A bicycle with a ridiculous, fire-spewing jet propulsion system. Go figure his biggest problem was the tires.

Ninja Firefighter

Ninja Firefighter

This young woman was dangerously close to killing herself by jumping off of the balcony of a 12-story building. Fortunately her plans were spoiled by a sneaky fireman and his life-saving attack.

Fire Tornado

Fire Tornado

By using a bunch of box fans and a tub filled with fire, this video demonstrates how you can easily create a beautiful and deadly-looking whirlpool of fire in your own backyard.

Yosemite Slackline Walk

Yosemite Slackline Walk

Mich Kemeter takes a brief 99 foot-long stroll through Yosemite National Park. Oh, did we happen to mention he did it 3,000 feet in the air, and without a safety harness?

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