KIDS, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. ONLY ATTEMPT WITH A TRAINED CHEMIST OR A SCIENTIFIC PROFESSIONAL AND PLENTY OF BALLS.
At Chemistry Club of Phillps Exeter Academy, we fire bend. No big deal.
Here are the procedures:
- Mix an ample amount of soap and water.
- Make methane bubbles with this mixture.
- Take off anything on your arms (including watches, bracelets, long sleeves, etc.)
- Soak your hands completely
- Scoop up bubbles.
- place hand vertically over but slightly to the side of a lighted candle, so the bubble overhanging from your palm is directly over the candle.
- Do not panic.
- The fire will form upwards so do not face your palm downwards. Always face it upwards.
- WATCH IT BURN
I’ve done this! It’s really cool to see up close :D
I really want to do this with my brother. :]
edea from bravely default
a birthday present for sync3 who’s getting a frame print of it on his lunch break in about an hour :D
Handmade Swords - DeargAbhainn-Cu’ra
- Swordsmith: David DelaGardelle
- Medium: Steel: 1075. Guard & Pommel: Mild Steel. Wood: Bloodwood
- Measurements: OAL: exactly 4 feet. Blade Length: 36 1/2”. Blade Width: 1 1/2”. Grip Length: 9 1/”. Guard width: 8 1/2”
The "DeargAbhainn-Cu’ra", literally meaning “the Red River Guardian” in ancient Gaelic, was forged out of 1075 high carbon steel, figured bloodwood, and mild steel hilt components. The sword was commissioned by its owner to represent the rich cultural heritage of his family lineage, while looking forward to the future as a celebration of 25 years of marriage to his wife.
The owners last name being “Rushing” literally refers to Rush reeds aka "cat tails" that grow by ponds or streams. So the grip is carved with swirling water motif’s and reeds sprouting up among them. The scabbard includes knotwork patterns based off of the owner and his wife’s wedding bands, and in between show the intertwining sun and moon.
Finally last on the scabbard you see the ever growing Tree of truth & life or the family tree. In the blade you read two French sayings engraved on either side. One side reads “One God” and the other reads: "One Faith". A sword meant to be historically grounded in its execution but completely unique and organic in its aesthetic feel.
Source: Copyright 2012 © Cedarlore Forge
Cat cafe in Kyoto!!!!
Casually reblogging again because I love this
Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. via National Traveller