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Bacon Plasma-torch!


Wasn't sure where to put this one. It uses food but it's not exactly a food use. It's just awesome on so many levels. The creator, Theo Gray, is a writer for Popular Science. He calls this a "bacon lance". 

http://www.popsci.com/bacon  

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kill-a-watt6 years ago
not plasma, but oxy-fuel cutting.
xana6 years ago
that is not awesome at all it is a wast of money and food there are starving children in Africa that could eat that. disgusting. that's the $12. a pound its a wast.
Culturespy (author)  xana6 years ago
You do realize that a large majority of starving Africans would find your notion of feeding them pork disgusting and morally offensive right? That's pretty insensitive of you. ;) ...and I already asked my local deli to save me any prosciutto that is past it's sell by date. Wouldn't want it to end up in a landfill!
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Yes, but what about all those "dangerously underweight" Americans..? L
this is why we are using food to make torches now (i am not american, well not from the US)
Culturespy (author)  foxtrot46976 years ago
My thought was that it's far more sustainable to make torches from pork than iron if they work. It's like locavore industry.
xana Culturespy6 years ago
that seems to be true.
kelseymh xana6 years ago
Interesting. So which side of the issue are you on? Or are you just trolling for fun?
xana kelseymh6 years ago
i am not done. yes it would be sustainable but cost in making the bacon more than likely out way's the +'s. as feeding the pig and care for the pig costs a lot.
Culturespy (author)  xana6 years ago
Totally possible. I'd like to see the relative cost across the board from carbon footprint to $$ and pollution comparing pork to iron and then compare the lbs of pork needed to the lbs of iron needed for a torch. My guess is it's still better to use pork. Smelting, casting, mining and shipping are pretty big polluters compared to hog farming but you never know. I'd rather have more hog farms than foundries and mining runoff pools contaminated with heavy metals. I think I'll take the hog farms over industrial waste and air pollution as well. Still, I could be totally off base. I'm sure for most applications the bacon torch won't hold up anyway.
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