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Watch This British Dude Go Crazy With His Homemade Thermite Launcher
“Look, I made a thermite launcher!” cackles inventor Colin Furze as he demonstrates his most recent invention in a March 31 YouTube video.
While you normally have to emplace the compound, or toss a thermite grenade at a target, Furze decided to take it a step further and create a cannon that lobs homemade thermite shells. Thermite is an incendiary mixture of metal powder fuel and metal oxide that when ignited burns hot enough to melt through metal.
The cannon looks like a steampunk grenade launcher with pistons a bunch of switches and a canister of air to power the weapon system.
Earlier videos demonstrate how Furze built the launcher and the shells, but the recent video shows him testing the finished cannon out on a wide range of targets, from a pile of fireworks to a jug of petrol.
A former plumber, Furze now creates inventions to display on his YouTube channel. His creations range from retractable claws, modeled after the Marvel X-Man Wolverine, to an incredibly unsafe jet bike.
He also uploads videos of his occasional mishaps, like the time he burned the hell out of his arm, resulting in a blister the size of an orange and layers of lost skin.
Watch Colin Furze show off his thermite launcher in the video below.
Military veterans from throughout Northeast Florida came together Saturday morning to honor comrades in arms who were prisoners of war or missing in action, and remember their sacrifice.
After the plane landed, Pope Army Airfield was silent on Saturday.
A chaplain prayed and a family member sobbed.
Tarah McLaughlin's fingers traced her husband's flag-draped coffin before she pressed two fingers to her lips then pressed her fingers to the coffin.
The remains of Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin, 29, of Newport News, Virginia, arrived back to Fort Bragg a week after he was killed Jan. 11 by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon, 21, of Joliet, Illinois, also was killed in the same incident.
The U.S. Space Force has a name tape for uniforms now. Get excited people.
In a tweet from its official account, the Space Force said its uniform name tapes have "touched down in the Pentagon," sharing a photo of it on the chest of Gen. John W. Raymond, the newly-minted Chief of Space Operations for the new service branch nested in the Department of the Air Force.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night, according to audio obtained by CNN.
With his typical dramatic flourish, Trump recounted the scene as he monitored the strikes from the White House Situation Room when Soleimani was killed.
The U.S. Navy will name its fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier after Doris Miller, an iconic World War II sailor recognized for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack, according to reports in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and U.S. Naval Institute News.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is expected to announce the naming of CVN-81 during a ceremony on Monday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, according to USNI. Two of Miller's nieces are expected to be there, according to the Star-Advertiser.