Seen here putting the hurt on a piece of dead tree (do your hand next!), 19-year old Eric Jacqmain demonstrates his homemade death-ray, which looks suspiciously like a satellite dish with a ton of little mirrors glued on. God, JUST THINK OF THE MOSAIC YOU COULD HAVE MADE!
When aligned correctly it can generate a heat spot a couple of centimetres across, with an intensity of 5,000 shining suns, the 19-year-old claims.
The ray generates enough power to melt steel, vaporize aluminum, boil concrete, turn dirt into lava, and obliterate any organic material in an instant.
'I have vaporized before carbon, which occurs above 6,500 Fahrenheit.'
Unfortunately for Jacqmain, his 'death ray' dish met it's own grisly end when it was destroyed in a shed fire.
Jacqmain added: 'Yeah. It "committed suicide". It's very likely that it was the cause of the fire. Nothing left of it but half melted wagon parts and the adjustable mount.'
HAHA! Well of course it set the shed on fire, IT'S A F***ING DEATH-RAY. A ray that can't even burn its own house down isn't exactly a death-ray, now is it? No, it's not. It's a sissy-ray and deserves to sleep in the yard with a tarp over it like the sissy-sandbox the cat still shits in. MAYBE IF YOU WERE QUICKSAND THAT WOULDN'T HAPPEN.
Hit the jump for a video of the ray in action that may or may yes be set the the awesomest soundtrack I've ever heard.
Thanks to Romeo, Robbimus Prime, Chaygavvara and Katie, who burn things the old-fashioned way: with the very same flame Prometheus stole from Zeus. WOW -- old-fashioned is right!