Explosive Experimentation: Leaf Pile + Gasoline

October 25, 2018

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Note: Some appropriate cursing at the very end.

This is a video of two idiots men after my own heart igniting a leaf pile after dousing it with a healthy amount of gasoline. You can tell they're seasoned professionals because of the rolled up paper towels they're using to try to start the fire. That's not something you learn in Pyromania 101 -- that's an advanced technique. "Apparently so is melting off your eyebrows." FACT. Facial hair is the mark of an amateur.

Keep going for the video, which includes the explosion in glorious slow motion.

Thanks to Will I, who, knowing me, I probably will.

  • JJtoob

    This reminds me of that one time a little girl hid inside a pile of raked leaves in order to surprise her dad as he came back home. Turns out the dad saw the pile from a distance and thought to get a fun moment by driving his truck through the pile. I know this is a sad story, but it has stayed with me, and comes back to my head every time I see a pile of leaves. Never assume a pile of leaves is empty.

  • Jenness

    I wish it would have been in regular time

  • GeneralDisorder

    Burning leaves is not the smartest thing. You can do it in an enclosed burner relatively safely.

  • Megatron Jenkins

    I can beleaf that some men want to watch the world burn.

  • Doog

    20 bucks says alcohol was involved

  • Javier Arreola

    That's why we can't have nice parks and forests

  • Michael Knight

    what were they expecting?

  • Closet Nerd

    Its the gas vapor that ignites, not the liquid gasoline....

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