This Metal Suit Can Withstand Fireworks
Inventor and internet stuntman Colin Furze—known for building a mobility scooter that can reach 72 miles per hour, automatic Wolverine claws and other gadgets inspired by the X-Men franchise — has now made a firework-resistant suit.
And, as you can see in the video above, he tests it out on himself amidst a flurry of colorful bursts that look like a war zone.
“This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever made,” he says in the YouTube video as he waddles out of his workshop in the stiff metal suit that allows pyromaniacs to get an up-close fireworks experience.
The suit is best described as the horrifying spawn of the Tin Man and a Jack-o’-Lantern, complete with a toothy grimace:
It was made by shaping the metal using high-pressure hydraulic fluid, a process known as hydroforming. Fireworks were attached to the suit and ignited. Furze remains safely inside the suit, laughing maniacally as the explosions light up the sky around him. At one point in the video he shows a truck bed full of fireworks and on his website he shared that the pyrotechnics he used cost 500 pounds, or about $828.
Below is a brief explanation from Furze on how hydroforming works:
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