The Fastest (and Most Dangerous) Way to Light a Grill

Go from cold to cooking in 30 seconds with a big can of liquid oxygen

About a year ago, when resident mad scientist Theo Gray pitched me a Gray Matter column on liquid oxygen, an extremely flammable energetic form of the element, he first proposed showing how to use it to light a grill nearly instantaneously. The lawyers, however, suggested we go a more tame route, so instead we showed how you could make a few drops of the hooch yourself.

But of course, when left to his own devices (and free of legal oversight), Theo couldn’t help himself.

This is the madness of a Theo cookout. If you enjoyed the vid, take a second and vote for it over at Instructables’ “Teach Me Fast” contest.