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Man builds sorta real lightsaber. Puts it to appropriate use

Okay, not technically a real lightsaber, just a very clever flamethrower of sorts. But don't diss it unless you can do better. Seriously though, don't: it's preposterously dangerous:

It's the creation of Sufficiently Advanced, otherwise known as Allen who you might have seen waving around a magnetic, thumb-locked version of Thor's hammer a few weeks back. This uses a fuel mixture of methanol and acetone, projected by butane propellent and lit by a red hot nichrome wire. Yes, it does sound incredibly dangerous, hence the don't even think about it warning.

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Leon Hurley
In former lives Leon's been a scientist, a musician and teacher, stints that included a shoe full of liquid nitrogen, a small tour of Germany and oh GOD so much marking.