Back in the day (it was a Wednesday) I taught myself a neat-o party trick: FIREBREATHING!
It’s great for all kinds of things – weddings, kid’s parties, lighting birthday cake candles, even getting rid of hornet nests. But, above all else, visual entertainment.
Here’s a little collection of some of my favorite shots.
Now, before you say “Hey, that’s nifty. I should get down on some of that!” you should realize the downsides.
1.) You’re shooting fire out of your face.
3.) YOU’RE SHOOTING FIRE OUT OF YOUR FACE!
It’s pretty much a guarantee that the first couple times you try something like this, you’ll be ending up with a quick sunburn. That’s not to say it’ll be completely safe after you’ve had practice.
Recently, I attempted a picture while standing in Lake Huron. I was in one of the largest bodies of fresh water on Earth. I soaked my head before I took the shot. I also had my back to the wind – so the fire would just get blown even further away from me, right?
Apparently the oxygen that was consumed directly in front of my face because of the fire was replaced, and then some, by the wind wrapping around my head. So, be sure to stop back in a day or two for the follow up pictures on why you should know more about physics when attempting something like this.
In closing, don’t be stupid… like me. It could end really badly.