A traditional bonfire lighting in Badia Prataglia, Italy for the Festa dei fochi made an eye-popping eruption back in September and is going viral now. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt by the blast.
The Amazon, Alaska, and of course California — more of the world is going up in flames, and with climate change, that progression shows no sign of stopping. Are we reckoning with a new age of fire? Is this the Pyrocene?
According to the Reddit user who shared this video, the people behind this big, semi-controlled explosion are Midwesterners currently under police investigation. To that, we'd like to say: "this video right here, officers."
Fresnel lenses were initially developed for use in lighthouses, having a large aperture and short focal lengths while using less material than conventional lenses. They're also really good at burning things.
Gavin and Dan of the Slow Mo Guys YouTube channel team up with professional firefighters to capture the dangerous phenomenon in which a compartment on fire with little or no ventilation is suddenly flooded with oxygen.
Bronx based bladesmith Frank Sausto's initiation into this world was through his grandfather. Now a veteran in the business, he explains his process and what being on a sword making reality TV show was like.