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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 16 11:54 PM

Feb 17, 2010; Bacon Torch

Ever get heartburn from bacon? Lucky it wasn't from this bacon.

I recently committed myself to the goal, before the weekend was out, of creating a device entirely from bacon and using it to cut a steel pan in half. My initial attempts were failures, but I knew success was within reach when I was able to ignite and melt the pan using seven beef sticks and a cucumber.

I used prosciutto (Italian for "expensive bacon") because it is a superior engineering grade of meat. I wrapped slices of it into thin tubes and baked them overnight in a warm oven to drive off all the water. Then I bundled seven of those together, wrapped them in additional slices, and baked the bundle again until it was hard and dry.
To make an airtight, less-flammable outer casing, I wrapped this fuel core with uncooked prosciutto before attaching one end of it to an oxygen hose.
OK, but what about the cucumber?

It turns out there are much easier ways to do this. For example, while researching how to build a vegetarian lance, I hit on the perfect pipe material -- hollowed-out cucumbers. The pressure-containment capacity of a standard cucumber is remarkable, and the smooth skin makes it easy to create an airtight seal with the pipe delivering oxygen to the device. A cucumber packed with beef sticks will burn for almost two minutes, and a completely vegetarian version stuffed with breadsticks, though not quite as long-lasting, still produces a very impressive flame.
Vegetarian thermal lance? Oh sure, how about a kosher A-bomb too.


monster  Wednesday Feb 17 12:10 AM

I have better uses for bacon.

...and cucmbers....

toranokaze  Wednesday Feb 17 01:00 AM

wast of bacon

SPUCK  Wednesday Feb 17 06:12 AM

Could be very useful if you were trapped in a prison cell with a bunch of meat.

And cucumbers.

And a hose.

And a regulator.

And a cylinder of oxygen...

Trilby  Wednesday Feb 17 06:19 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....phallic bacon....

Slight  Wednesday Feb 17 08:06 AM

so 2009

xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 17 10:16 AM

My link's earlier than your link.

Gravdigr  Wednesday Feb 17 10:35 AM

Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....phallic bacon....
A flame-throwing bacon cock, no less.

dlturman  Wednesday Feb 17 10:42 AM

WOW. 1200degrees of [kelvin] bacon

xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 17 10:46 AM

Kelvin Bacon.

lupin..the..3rd  Wednesday Feb 17 07:28 PM

A good pickup line: Hey babe, I can cut through steel with my meat!

monster  Thursday Feb 18 12:12 AM

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Kelvin Bacon.
degrees kelvin....

ZenGum  Thursday Feb 18 04:24 AM

I recently committed myself to the goal, before the weekend was out, of creating a device entirely from bacon and using it to cut a steel pan in half.
Clearly, beer was involved.

Sheldonrs  Thursday Feb 18 08:26 AM

Originally Posted by monster View Post
I have better uses for bacon.

...and cucmbers....
Taking "pork" to the next level, are we?

Gravdigr  Thursday Feb 18 01:52 PM

Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Clearly, beer was involved.
Clearly, medication was not.

Cloud  Thursday Feb 18 02:16 PM

bacon blunts! I have better use for blunts . . .

TheMercenary  Thursday Feb 18 10:30 PM

Weird. So he basically welded with some bacon.

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Feb 19 01:10 AM

Originally Posted by monster View Post
degrees kelvin....
No, 1200 degrees of Kelvin Bacon

Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Weird. So he basically welded with some bacon.
Technically he just cut it, he didn't weld it.

xoxoxoBruce  Monday Mar 8 06:36 AM

From torch to rocket

If you're at work turn the sound down... hell, turn it down anyway.


SPUCK  Tuesday Mar 9 04:21 AM

Nice smell of bacon as you watch the house burn down.

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