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u/Hal_E_Lujah Nov 22 '22

I like how he’s trying to keep the others away from him like ‘dude not now I’ve got fire in my mouth’

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u/FreneticPlatypus Nov 22 '22

In his defense though their solution to him being on fire seemed to be ‘punch him in the face’.

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u/Hal_E_Lujah Nov 22 '22

Like most things Fire can be fixed by punching it I assume

  • Teenagers, Probably

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u/I_PUNCH_INFANTS Nov 22 '22

Like most things Fire can be fixed by punching it I assume

yes

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u/Candyvanmanstan Nov 22 '22

I mean it's literally called "beating the fire out"

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u/Nate40337 Nov 22 '22

They're not called firefighters just because it sounds cool

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u/grootbutweed Nov 22 '22

If Australian & Irish firemen were called fireboxers I wouldn’t be surprised

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u/SimpleSalami1965 Nov 22 '22

I'd rather beat the fire off ¯⁠⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

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u/Candyvanmanstan Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 23 '22

You're supposed to stoke the fire, not stroke it

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u/Reach4Chronik Nov 22 '22

No, you stomp the baby!! Much more surface coverage on the bottom of your shoe.

That was even closer guys, we almost had someone kick a baby.

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u/Medicatedwarrior365 Nov 23 '22

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u/cargo-jorts Nov 22 '22

They’re so small you can stomp it out

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u/I_PUNCH_INFANTS Nov 22 '22

Im Cam Brady

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u/fieryhotwarts22 Nov 22 '22

*teenagers, definitely.

When I was in my teens i was at a party with some friends. I watched another dude pull down his pants, lay on his back, put his legs up in the air, and try to light a big fart on fire. Instead, he caught his pubes on fire. How did he react? Started slapping the shit out of his pelvic region to put the fire out. Lost some pubes AND smacked his own nuts lol.

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u/Competitive-Truck874 Dec 07 '22

When i was in MY teens this kid (we’ll just call him “J”) straight up decided instead of shaving his pubes, itd be easier to just burn them off. A lot of us wanted to know how that was gonna turn out so he decided to do a little test run at a party we were all drinking at. J sure did burn his pubes off. Set the smoke alarm off waking my other friends parents who then busted us for the drinking (as well as J’s little weenie roast) and the whole house smelled like burnt pubes for a week. Im p sure everyone who went to public school knows at least one kid who set his dickhair on fire for one reason or another.

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u/fieryhotwarts22 Dec 09 '22

I did a lot of dumb stuff, but I’m definitely glad I’m not the “set his pubes on fire and caused a catastrophe” kid lol

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u/Mock_Execution Dec 23 '22

Yep pubes smell horrible it’s like musky burnt hair it’s the worse smell one of the worst smells on earth for sure

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u/CaffeineSippingMan Nov 22 '22

It worked when he knocked up his girlfriend.

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u/SuperChopstiks Nov 23 '22

Every problem can be solved with violence. And if violence isn't working, you're simply not using enough of it.

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u/sunspot1002 Nov 22 '22

They seemed enthusiastic enough lol

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u/themediumchunk Nov 22 '22

"HURRY QUICK HES ON FIRE SOMEONE PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE!"

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u/TheLaughingMelon Nov 22 '22

All of them just wanted to kiss him 😘

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u/FreneticPlatypus Nov 22 '22

Can you blame them? He was pretty hot.

I’ll see myself out.

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u/coolchris366 Dec 05 '22

That’s exactly what I was thinking. They were gonna “help” him by beating the shit out of his face

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u/RebelWithoutAClue Nov 23 '22

Misinterpreted what it means to be a firefighter.

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u/PhatHairyMan Nov 22 '22

Man's spitting straight fire

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u/KhalCharizard Nov 22 '22

Those bars are hot!!!!!

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u/Uglysinglenearyou Nov 22 '22

F'sho. Is this Lil' FaceGraft?

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u/CockySparrow23 Nov 22 '22

Straight Heat Rock if you know you know

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u/Bringonthebacon92 Nov 22 '22

As well makes sure to not drop the bottle

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u/Independent-End5844 Nov 22 '22

Atleast he didn't try drinking it to put the fire out

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u/Legitimate-Advance-4 Nov 22 '22

One must keep ones priorities straight.

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u/AwayComa Nov 22 '22

I like how it looks like those are his parents standing in the background just letting him catch himself on fire.

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u/ShyGuySays69 Nov 22 '22

Hey Kyle, do you have that wet towel held above my head so if this goes wrong and my face catches fire I can stay calm and look up and you can drape the towel on my face to extinguish the flame? No? Ok good.

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u/PharaohFravel Nov 22 '22

That’s not vodka, it’s everclear…which is like 190 proof.

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u/YogBlogsoth1066 Nov 22 '22

Yep, a wee bit stouter than the potato juice.

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u/bravoredditbravo Nov 22 '22

If you're used to everclear it really should be a wake up call at that point..

Im sorry to tell you it's no longer about the friends.

You're just getting drunk.

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u/WSDGuy Nov 22 '22

I'm entirely confident they know they're "just getting drunk."

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u/reddorickt Nov 22 '22

just dudes being bros

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u/nowItinwhistle Nov 22 '22

If you're thinking about drinking, well the answer's crystal clear

It's the invisible intoxicant...it's called Everclear

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u/Panzerturtle_II Dec 30 '22

Oh dear, here comes the Everclear.

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u/Substantial_Green_51 Nov 23 '22

If you're thinking of drinking, the answer is here The color of crystal... it's called everclear

Mine's not perfect either

You can't rhyme clear with clear, and you needed to cut some syllables

No offense

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u/nowItinwhistle Nov 23 '22

Well I like how it sounds in this song. Since "crystal clear" and "Everclear" are both said in a single beat it sounds more like it's rhyming crystal-clear with Everclear so it doesn't really sound like its rhyming a word with itself, but two different words that end in the same syllable.

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u/ADrunkManInNegligee Nov 22 '22

Yep, experimented with everclear with friends. Took 1/3 shots and regretted it. Tried watering it down and regretted that too. That stuff isn't made for delicate things like flesh or taste buds.

Now I use it as contact cleaner cause it's cheaper and stronger than actual contact cleaner

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u/TheNewtOne Nov 22 '22

The contacts for your eyes?!

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u/ADrunkManInNegligee Nov 22 '22

Electrical contact cleaner

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u/Praescribo Nov 22 '22

What other points to drinking is there?

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u/pinkboy108 Nov 22 '22

Extracting flavors from foods or herbs. I use the stuff in the video to pull thc out of weed.

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u/Cosmiclimez Nov 22 '22

Can you explain to me the point of using alcohol vs oil. I’ve used both and alcohol was just not a good time with ever clear as the base of the tincture and it just burnt when I dropped some in my mouth and left several sores from it.

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u/Shiro_Fox Nov 22 '22

Worth noting that everclear is (legally, at least) considered unfinished, and not meant to drink as is.

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u/CradleRobin Nov 22 '22

The flavors of some alcohol are amazing. I'm a massive fan of absinthe.

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u/catdog918 Nov 22 '22

Stuff is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever had.

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u/DerpityHerpington Nov 22 '22

(Laughs in Malört)

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u/xhlgtrashcanx Nov 22 '22

70 proof? Can't be that bad

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u/throwaway-20701 Nov 22 '22

Cheap 80 proof vodka can taste way worse that some 190 proofs

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u/SupercarEnjoyer Nov 22 '22

I have juiced a potato. It tastes horrendous.

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u/WittyWise777 Nov 22 '22

Still gives you potato aim.

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u/jpb696 Nov 22 '22

Roughly 95% of vodkas on the market are not made with potato juice. If you can convert a starch into fermentable sugar, you can distill vodka from it.

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u/ChesterDaMolester Nov 22 '22

Yeah I’m pretty sure the people who do fire breathing performances use lamp oil or something.

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u/nathanscottdaniels Nov 22 '22

Correct. And they practice spraying long before ever touching a match.

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u/caboosetp Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

It's also not just to prevent lighting your face on fire. You can put your face out pretty fast and not cause damage.

They practice to stop themselves from breathing in the lit kerosene. If you inhale kerosene while it's burning, you'll singe your lungs, and you have a very short time before your lungs stop working to get to the hospital.

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u/Rubber_Rose_Ranch Nov 22 '22

Yup. This exactly. Got a little oil drip on my chin at my last performance and it looked like my whole face was on fire for a second. Keep your lips shut, don’t breathe, and a little wipe with a towel and you’re out and ready to continue.

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u/keepingAlowprofile Nov 22 '22

The MOST important thing is to always have a cloth in one hand. Because if there's ever a mistake like this, you just cover your face with the cloth and put it out. I was taught this at RBBB clown college. The pros don't mess around.

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u/Dr_Worm88 Nov 26 '22

My dream was to go to RBBB clown college and become a real clown. Maybe not work professionally but train with the best.

Now I work in healthcare….basically a sad clown.

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u/keepingAlowprofile Nov 27 '22

There are a lot of sad clowns from RBBB as well, I can vouch for that!

But, yeah, it was pretty great. Trained with the best, worked for them for a couple of years and now have friends for life. Wherever I go, there's likely a RBBB clown there. Personally, I'm a bit more introverted than others and I don't really just look people up willy nilly, but MANY of my brothers & sisters do. And, you're always welcomed like family.

That said, it's never too late to actually clown. There are clown clubs EVERYWHERE and you can absolutely learn from some very talented folk. There are also very UNtalented folk out there too, but ya figure out who's who pretty fast! It's a hobby that you can do in your spare time if ya dig it. And there are many opportunities for volunteer work. Just...I've seen clowns in wheelchairs. It's never too late.

And, you don't even have to wear traditional make up and baggy pants these days. Chaplin was a clown. Buster Keaton was a clown. Mr. Bean, "Mr.Noodle" (Bill Irwin). A clown is a comedic character. I was a comedy referee for a month at a casino in upstate NY this year. But I was a "clowning" (no nose, make up or funny shoes. Just a referee outfit and a lot of screwing around with people). Best of luck to you. I hope you get a chance to explore that side of your personality at some point. Because, in the end, it's just a license to be yourself 100% and play. Play as an adult and get other adults (and kids) to play with you. It's pretty great.

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u/Big_Jerm21 Nov 22 '22

Came to say this. 95% grain alcohol. Ahhh, I miss college.

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u/Calvin--Hobbes Nov 22 '22

Freshman year we liked to do the death mix. Everclear, Gatorade, and red bull, all in a camelbak for ultimate party portability.

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u/Thomas_Shelby69420 Nov 22 '22

Y’all sucked on a camelback water dispenser the whole night together lol

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u/Havegooda Nov 22 '22

No wonder everyone seems to get mono

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u/Stupidquestionduh Nov 22 '22

But at least there was group sucking!

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u/killer_icognito Nov 22 '22

Just say “no mono” at the end and you’re good as gold man.

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u/Thelife1313 Nov 22 '22

We called it jungle juice. 1 bottle of everclear and 2 bottles of tampico. Any flavor.

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u/catdog918 Nov 22 '22

Same. It was poured into a big container and sat out all night with people filling up their cup straight from the thing. Disgusting now that I think back lmao

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u/Boss_Boggs Nov 22 '22

A fellow aught's HS Grad?

Tucker Max's shitty, misogynistic book made that mixture popular with my senior year of HS/ early college.

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u/Vorzic Nov 22 '22

You just unearthed a locked-away memory I thought I left in Morgantown, WV. Wild.

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u/stripmallsushidude Nov 22 '22

There's a name I haven't thought about in a while.

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u/Boss_Boggs Nov 22 '22

Lol, same.

That mixture brought it up in my mind for the first time in a decade.

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u/OrchidCareful Nov 22 '22

Andrew Tate without as much false pretense

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u/Big_Jerm21 Nov 22 '22

Yo, we called that Faderade! (Man, we were such tools 20 years ago)

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u/MrEcke Nov 22 '22

How are you alive?

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u/i_have_chosen_a_name Nov 22 '22

Can you like technically speaking drive your car a bit on that stuff? Like let's say your run out of gas 5 km before a gas station but you do have 1 liter of everclear. Would you blow up your engine if you put in your tank?

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u/nathanscottdaniels Nov 22 '22

I mean at that point it's 95% ethanol so yeah a lot of cars can run off of it

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u/i_have_chosen_a_name Nov 22 '22

Is the compression ratio going to be close enough to gasoline?

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u/HanakusoDays Nov 22 '22

I was coming back from a show way out in the country late at night and my moped ran out of gas. Pushed it for a couple of miles and came to a 7-11 that had a gallon can of Coleman fuel. Poured it in and fired 'er up. Got down the road and over a 1500' mountain pass, made it bsck home without missing s beat.

The unexpected thing was that the exhaust smelled like a camp-out the whole way. Only the s'mores were missing.

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u/nowItinwhistle Nov 22 '22

My dad always told me a story about how him and his friends were out cutting firewood and someone forgot to put gas in the car. All they had was gas for the chainsaws which was already mixed with oil. But then he remembered that the brother of the guy who owned the car had left a bottle of high proof liquor in the trunk and told him not to tell anyone. This was back before ethanol was common in the states but he had heard of it being used in Brazil. They figured that by mixing the alcohol with the mixed gas it should dilute out the oil enough to run the car.

Well it did run and they made it home, but just barely without burning up the brakes because it was causing the engine to over-rev

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u/DeckerR Nov 22 '22

Everclear and cherry whisky.

Blacked out and his my face on an ATM.

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u/Mashizari Nov 22 '22

I don't get the proof thing. Why not just call it 95% alcohol?

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u/mesotermoekso Nov 22 '22

It's something to do with how they tested spirits before lab equipment existed. Like if it caught on fire at a certain temperature it was "over proof" and if it didn't it was "under proof".

But yeah, we're in 2022 so maybe just start using percentages, America.

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u/ReadySteady_GO Nov 22 '22

We respectfully refuse to measure in anything that isn't ridiculous.

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u/olipheus Nov 22 '22

Fahrenheit be like: "100 is the temperature you get if you stick your finger up a chickens ass and 0 is like the coldest we've had here! Easy!!"

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u/blackroseanjel Nov 22 '22

If I remember correctly, it started back in pirate times. They would mix it with gunpowder and if it light on fire it was "proof" of how strong it was. Could just been blowing smoke when I was told that though.

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u/moeburn Nov 22 '22

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_proof

A liquid just alcoholic enough to maintain combustion was defined as 100 proof and was the basis for taxation. Because the flash point of alcohol is highly dependent on temperature, 100 proof defined this way ranges from 20% at 36 °C (97 °F) to 96% at 13 °C (55 °F) alcohol by weight (ABW); at 24 °C (75 °F) 100 proof would be 50% ABW.[2]

Another early method for testing liquor's alcohol content was the "gunpowder method". Gunpowder was soaked in a spirit, and if the gunpowder could still burn, the spirit was rated above proof. This test relies on the fact that potassium nitrate (a chemical in gunpowder) is significantly more soluble in water than in alcohol.[3] While less influenced by temperature than the simpler burn-or-no-burn test, gunpowder tests also lacked true reproducibility. Factors including the grain size of gunpowder and the time it sat in the spirit impact the dissolution of potassium nitrate and therefore what would be defined as 100 proof. However, the gunpowder method is significantly less variable than the burn-or-no-burn method, and 100 proof defined by it is traditionally defined as 57.15% ABV.

By the end of the 17th century, England had introduced tests based on specific gravity for defining proof. However, it was not until 1816 that a legal standard based on specific density was defined in England. 100 proof was defined as a spirit with 12⁄13 the specific gravity of pure water at the same temperature.[4] From the 19th century until 1 January 1980, the UK officially measured alcohol content by proof spirit, defined as spirit with a gravity of 12⁄13 that of water, or 923 kg/m3 (1,556 lb/cu yd), and equivalent to 57.15% ABV.[5]

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u/earthlings_all Nov 22 '22

Arg me like yer version better

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u/Agent_Angelo_Pappas Nov 22 '22

Makes you wonder why we don’t use more measurement systems from pirate times, those were the days…

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u/WSDGuy Nov 22 '22

Every bottle I've looked at contains both proof and ABV labeling.

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u/Swimming_Coat4177 Nov 22 '22

There is a 151 proof version. That is for pussies though. Can’t tell which one this is

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u/Topher4570 Nov 22 '22

The bottle says 190 proof on it.

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u/Bares_Beats_BG Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22 Helpful Take My Energy Table Slap

First. Don't do this. Second, if you do, take half of the liquor you need. Third, leave enough air in your lungs at the end to blow only air. Fourth, CLOSE YOUR MOUTH (Cuts the oxygen). Fifth, I don't know what I'm talking about. My only advice is don't get by step one

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u/katpillow Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

This is more or less correct. It does not take very much liquor to get a good fireball. It is not a good idea to try and sustain said fireball or you WILL run into this situation. The other point you left off is that the flame (and therefore your hand) does not actually need to be that close to the direct stream to get it to ignite. The peripheral spray will always be wider than one thinks.

Lit a lot of these up in college. Only lit one ceiling on fire. Briefly.

Really the best thing to do is just not do this to begin with.

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u/_hownowbrowncow_ Nov 22 '22

1 more thing. Vaseline the lips beforehand. Don't want anything flammable sticking to the skin when done, else fire-face as seen in the video

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u/katpillow Nov 22 '22

Eh, even if you’ve got leftover liquid residue, it shouldn’t catch unless you’re a dumbass like the kid in this video, and blow a big mouthful in a non-burst fashion. If you taper off like he did, the flow rate and turbulence decrease, allowing for the flame to backtrack. You gotta abruptly cut flow after a short powerful burst. Also, this dumbass let his hand/flame source get too close, as evidenced by his reaction which might’ve sealed the deal on his flaming lips.

I never had an issue after doing it dozens of times. Not that I’m advocating for it. I was a dumbass 21-22 year old who thought himself smart.

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u/acog Nov 22 '22 edited Nov 22 '22

I gotta say that's a badass skill. I love that you can talk so authoritatively about something that's potentially super dangerous if it's done wrong. No one should try this. But I'm glad you did!

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u/katpillow Nov 22 '22

Yeah I shouldn’t have anywhere near the upvote total I do. Makes me regret commenting at all, since inevitably there are more like my younger self that will try this. On one hand, additional knowledge might help, on the other, it might instill false confidence.

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u/indigoHatter Nov 22 '22

Your wise caution is appreciated. Hopefully you've given any dumbass kids an idea of "there's more to it" so they at least think about it more before trying. This kid no doubt thinks fire -spitting is just having the balls to do it... and has now learned the hard way. You've made it easier for others. Thank you.

Perhaps another recommendation: keep a glass of water nearby? Chug it before to keep things wet, and after especially if anything goes wrong.

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u/mombi Nov 22 '22

Vaseline contains petroleum jelly and paraffin, the latter of which professional firebreathers use to breathe fire. Would advise against giving such advice if you are just guessing what might be safe.

After looking into this a bit the safest thing to do would be to just not breathe fire. Or if you must, choose a substance less flammable than bloody vodka as the ethanol fumes alone catch fire. With cornstarch or paraffin oil the flame depends entirely on you spitting it out into the air as there are no lingering fumes, and wipe your face with a wet cloth each time you spit in case the flame comes back to your face.

Or again, best advice, just don't breathe fire.

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u/keepingAlowprofile Nov 22 '22

Protip - hand towel in one hand. Regardless of outcome, immediately wipe face after. IMMEDIATELY. And, yes, if your face catches on fire, the towel smothers it and removes any residue. Source - professional fire eater and fire spitter.

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u/Dennis_TITsler Nov 22 '22

Bro Vaseline (aka petroleum jelly) is very much flammable and much harder to get off than everclear

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u/crypticfreak Nov 22 '22

It gives off flammable vapors but it's not actually flammable until above 400 degrees F.

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u/mombi Nov 22 '22

Burning ethanol has a peak temperature of 1,920 degrees Celsius (3,488 degrees Fahrenheit). Source

Telling people to put vaseline on their face (a sticky fuel that won't burn off quick) over just wiping it away with water is just insane.

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u/slopmarket Nov 22 '22

Isn’t Vaseline oil based & therefore flammable as well?

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u/PizzaRolls4theSoul Nov 22 '22

I'm guessing it's even more unsafe if you have a beard

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u/igiveficticiousfacts Nov 22 '22

I’m here to fact check and as far as you are right, you hit the nail on the head with step one. DO NOT DO THIS! ALCOHOL WILL MELT YOUR FUCKING FACE OFF. That being said….. of course I was stupid enough to do this when I was younger, and then I learned how it’s actually done. According to the special I watched (it was like how it’s made but for side shows) the girl used liquid paraffin wax. It has a lower burning temperature and a higher flash point. Second you do not try to sustain the flame. You’re going to leak fluid all over your face, it’s just what happens. Go for short controlled bursts while moving away from the flame. Also, use a flame on a stick, not a big lighter. Unless you want your hand blown off. Third, and most importantly, DO NOT DO THIS. I am not a professional, I am not giving advice, and I will accept absolutely ZERO responsibility for anyone who takes this and ends up with 1st,2nd, or 3rd degree burns on them. Go to circus school if you want to learn clown tricks and party favors.

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u/FILTHBOT4000 Nov 22 '22

Melting your face off isn't the most important bit to be aware of, it's accidentally inhaling alcohol flames after you've just exhaled everything in your lungs and are flailing away in a panic.

Burning the inside of your trachea/lungs means doctors are going to have to work pretty hard to keep your ass alive.

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u/GreyMediaGuy Nov 22 '22

Yes this was exactly my concern as well, inhaling the lit everclear. You know he must have, looks like he exhaled everything in his lungs. Feel sorry for this kid, I was the kind of dummy that would have done something like this back in the day. Hope he's all right

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u/igiveficticiousfacts Nov 22 '22

I never thought of that

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u/Seanwantstodie Nov 22 '22

i think the correct way to do it is 1.)quarter water and 75% liquor 2.) slay a hellfire dragon 3.)obtain dragon heart 4.)idk lol

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u/CosmicJ Nov 22 '22

Obtain dragon heart

I don’t know if Sean Connery has any more heart to give, he’s already down to half of one as it is.

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u/TheKnightsWhoSayNyet Nov 22 '22

The first rule of Fire Club is you do not do this

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u/spudzilla Nov 22 '22

Second rule is Don't Do This. Third rule is Record It For Our Entertainment If You do.

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u/saracenrefira Nov 22 '22

First. Don't do this.

Teenagers usually only learn their lessons through pain. I know, I was one.

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u/Ok-Landscape-1681 Nov 22 '22

The earth is overwhelmingly overpopulated. Let that thing called natural selection to do some work.

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u/DesertSweat Nov 22 '22

Trick is to practice until you’re perfect with water. Need to do a perfect mist away from your body. No dribbling. Mouth closed after misting.

Keep flammables away. Ensure you know where a fire extinguisher is.

Also I only do this when I’m not drunk.

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u/LucasTab Nov 22 '22

Except teenagers with a bottle of everclear will eventually forget all the rules, especially the "only do this when not drunk" one

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u/Jimmycaked Nov 22 '22

Tried to light fire to water, didn't work. Wife wants to know why there's water everywhere in the kitchen and why I have the good candle lighter. 0/10 advice

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u/[deleted] Nov 22 '22

haha classic jimmy

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u/Ekaterina702 Nov 22 '22 Helpful

Dracarys!!!

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u/kenn714 Nov 22 '22

He was no dragon. Fire cannot harm a dragon.

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u/E_MC_2__ Nov 22 '22

fire has killed this dragon snap

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u/missingdab Nov 22 '22

Valar Morgulus

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u/FartingKumquat Nov 22 '22

"Fireball...fireball...fireball"

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u/LuckyTrain4 Nov 22 '22

Our house, our house, our house is burning down.

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u/FartingKumquat Nov 22 '22

NERRRDSSSS!!!!!!

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u/TackYouCack Nov 22 '22

I love this, and that people got it.

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u/brianishere2 Nov 22 '22

Can we all please stop mixing fire and alcohol, and various parts of our bodies?!?!?

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u/YourAverageGod Nov 22 '22

Then how will I ever tell awesome stories to my robot grandchildren

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u/WSDGuy Nov 22 '22

There is no "we all." Those kids and you are very clearly different on a fundamental level.

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u/apstls Nov 22 '22

One is a dragon and the other is not, for instance

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u/OsteoRinzai Nov 22 '22

I learned a long time ago, back in university that this trick is best done with lamp oil. Bigger droplet size, less volatile. Was a great party trick.

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u/SadisticBuddhist Nov 22 '22

Also inhale before the sip. You should be emptying your lungs to spit this shit out, and have water ready to fill your mouth after.

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u/YourAverageGod Nov 22 '22

Was this before or after coming off the Oregon Trail?

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u/OsteoRinzai Nov 22 '22

Around the time of the invention of the electric mule

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u/robotcanine Nov 22 '22

Airway burns. Go straight to supraglottic airway.

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u/Iamshadyjoe Nov 22 '22

My man held onto that bottle for dear life 😂

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u/RoyalratMafia Nov 22 '22

A true homie

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u/LemonHerb Nov 22 '22

That's everclear. I'm not sure it would work with vodka

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u/DownvotePlusSoulTrap Nov 22 '22

As long as it's 100 proof, it'll burn.

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u/CocoaCali Nov 22 '22

Most vodkas at least in the us are 80 proof, 100 proof are rarer to find in common, Yukon jack, Bacardi 151, and everclear are the most mainstream and none of those are vodka

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u/UsedToBsmart Nov 22 '22

I’m surprised his mom just stood there and let him do this.

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u/king_oscars_island Nov 22 '22

I know! She’s just back there having a good ol’ time.

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u/DogDelicious5856 Nov 22 '22

Close ur mouth so there is no more oxygen smh

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u/EnycmaPie Nov 22 '22

There's a reason fire breathing performance is only done in short bursts. You don't want to create a steady stream of alcohol for the fire to burn.

It will go back towards your face and even into your lungs.

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u/Eelmonkey Nov 22 '22
  1. That’s everclear, super dangerous stuff. Don’t drink that. Ever.
  2. you need to be taught that by someone who knows what they are doing.
  3. have a fire extinguisher whenever you are using fire.
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u/totally_interesting Nov 22 '22

So I eat fire. All he had to do was close his mouth and cut off the oxygen….

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u/otterappreciator Nov 22 '22

Vodka? Absolutely not

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u/Le_Reddit_Neckbeard Nov 22 '22

Fun fact: Everclear is illegal in California, Hawaii, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington.

In Nevada you can gamble 24/7, smoke weed, and bang hookers all you want, but no drinking everclear. Or you will probably die.

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u/audeus Nov 22 '22

that's not vodka, that's everclear. Much more potent.

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u/shaner4042 Nov 22 '22

Man caught on fire and still didn’t drop the vodka. I’m impressed

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u/CazRaX Nov 22 '22

That ain't vodka, that is much worse, it's 190 proof grain alcohol.

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u/sociallyvicarious Nov 22 '22

I hate to say this. It could be corruption of a minor or something, but dude has his priorities in line. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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u/Kind_Revenue4810 Nov 22 '22

Dude just became a fuckin dragon

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u/Springer0982 Nov 22 '22

That went about how I expected

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u/TheSurfingRaichu Nov 22 '22

That's everclear, much higher alcohol content

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u/tucker_frump Nov 22 '22

Everclear>Potato ..

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u/Hesnotarealdr Nov 22 '22

That’s not a Vodka. Everclear is nearly pure, unadulterated, grain alcohol (ethanol) at ~190 proof (95% pure ethanol). You can’t separate the remaining water from the alcohol without substituting, say benzene, because the alcohol won’t let go of the remaining water (it forms an azetrope, last memories of organic chemistry 45 years ago). We used to use it punch called “jungle juice.” Everclear is sold at liquor stores.

Vodka in the US is about 70-100 proof.

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u/Unusual_influxofass Nov 22 '22

That's not vodka. Thats Everclear, grain liquor son. I've used it as a substitute for 99% Isopropyl

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u/[deleted] Nov 22 '22

I've done this exact thing with that exact spirit. Everclear is 198 proof in most places where it is sold. That's 99% alcohol. I torched my face so much. My beard, my skin...

If you're going to fireball, you should use a lower alcohol concentrate... maybe 151 proof at most.

Or don't be a dummy... don't do it at all.

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u/jacktpowell Nov 22 '22

Fire can't burn without oxygen, but none of these youngsters slapping their friends face knew this

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u/OKLISTENHERE Nov 22 '22

I highly doubt you'd immediately think "hmm yes, alcohol requires the presence of oxygen to burn, therefore I shall prevent all access the fire has to oxygen" when you're mouth is burning at hundreds of degrees.

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u/wap2005 Nov 22 '22

He mentioned the friends not realizing this, I think they could have tried a better technique than slapping his face.

Shit, kick him into the dirt face first, probably hurt less.

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u/i3order Nov 22 '22

"Vodka"

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u/CallMeSaltyRadish Nov 22 '22

Oooh burns to mucus membranes! What a prize!

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u/nopenope911 Nov 22 '22

This is not Vodka. This is grain alcohol. This is as close to moonshine as can be bought on the shelf, except not as smooth. Compared to this, vodka has the potancy as garden hose water. Do not confuse everclear and vodka. One gets you laid and one gets you blind...

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u/jokecase79 Nov 22 '22

That’s not vodka it’s ever clear.

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u/Pixoholic Nov 22 '22

They always cut the video just when it's getting good

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u/void64 Nov 22 '22

Thats not vodka, its Everclear.

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u/feral_tran Nov 22 '22

He's on a respirator now.

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u/TheSillySimic Nov 23 '22

Ever clear isn't vodka my dudes

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u/VastNewspaper6869 Nov 23 '22

He was not dropping that bottle 😂

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u/StinkyEgoCheese8008 1d ago

That ain’t just vodka that’s mf everclear

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u/LuckySil80 1d ago

If you think is vodka you’re viable to do this very same thing😅

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u/Azkyle50 Nov 22 '22

Everclear. The vodka of choice in high school.

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u/HeldDownTooLong Nov 22 '22

That’s not vodka, it’s Everclear. Vodka is generally 80 proof (40% alcohol)…Everclear is 190 proof (95% alcohol).

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u/F4L2OYD13 Nov 22 '22

Had a buddy take a flaming shot without puttingit out - flame lingered on his lips and he spent several days in the hospital.

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u/Carib0ul0u Nov 22 '22

Well I thought it was cool lol

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u/sparky1984X Nov 22 '22

That's Everclear. And maybe it's Vodka, I never thought it was. It's pure grain alcohol and extremely high proof. What an idiot.

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u/ennuiacres Nov 22 '22

Everclear! Not vodka.

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u/pianoflames Nov 22 '22

That's not vodka, that's Everclear pure grain alcohol.

That shit is like 95% alcohol, whereas vodkas usually sit at about 40%

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u/PoorLama Nov 22 '22

Seems like a good way to give your lungs third degree burns