Rube Goldberg WITH FIRE TORNADO! – Smarter Every Day 17

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Sorry to dissapoint, it’s just an air tank. Fire extinguishers were EVERYWHERE just in case. I’ll show more in the setup videos, which are uploading now.

The sequence of events is as follows:
Remote Control Vacuum cleaner is turned on
Fire tornado increases vorticity, thus raises in height
Cannon fuse is lit by fire tornado
Fuze breaks link holding up hammer
Hammer falls, pulling string
String pull trigger on Rifle
Rifle fires bullet across table and strikes matches
Matches light and ignite another fuze
Fuze lights gunpowder transfer tray
Gunpowder lights rocket
Rocket lights gasoline
Gasoline ignites 2 rockets and 2 Roman Candles
Rockets ignite Bonfire and fireworks

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41 Replies to “Rube Goldberg WITH FIRE TORNADO! – Smarter Every Day 17”

  1. TheDct88 says:

    propane tank next to burning gun powder? 1:43

  2. 2 of my favorite things, fire and tornados! Yay

  3. the chicken has my name 🙂

  4. Not impressed. After all, it's not like he made a fire tornado that fired a gun that lit matches or anything.

  5. I actually thought that chicken video was amazing! (I'm from the suburbs close to city so I dont see chickens much) [now I live in suburbs close to country and still dont]

  6. Either I've been wasting my life,
    or you have too much time on your hands.

  7. scheerBOM says:

    Safety glasses: Check
    Propane tank close to fire: Check

  8. Fire tornado!!!!     Pyro Vortex

  9. RonJohn63 says:

    0:16 That is so interesting!  (Really.  Not being snarky.)

  10. hed420 says:

    At least you weren't caught choking the chicken, that would of been an awkward nickname.

  11. Come on guys this isn't rocket science

  12. idriwzrd says:

    So, this is what rocket scientists do for fun.

  13. Ritik Mishra says:

    Your neighbors must've been like "wtf"

  14. Wootly says:

    How is this video not the most watched thing on youtube?

  15. Destin, you are one righteous pyro. ha ha, Christian joke.

  16. Fish says:

    I used to do the exact same thing with my chickens.

  17. Nahh Chicken Man is good

  18. wait…he said DON'T try this at home? ….ummmm….

  19. Looks like he turn up the heat.

  20. Good one, Destin, but there's this piece of advice my Dad gave me, a long time ago. You see, Dad was an explosives engineer (yes, really!) for the US Navy. He saw some awful accidents at work. And he told me (and my sibs), the most important advice I can give you is, "Don't get cocky, cocky can kill you! Just some food for thought, buddy. God bless you and yours.

  21. CillBinton says:

    what's up with chickenman these days?!

  22. Shahrayar says:

    very artistic

  23. So you're the fire tornado man

  24. c: says:

    2:42, holding his chicken and casually pulls out a chicken drumstick

  25. Has propane tank beside burning black powder and launching rocket "SmarterEveryDay" Jk, the episodes are amazing lol

  26. Think Human says:

    That's a proper response for being called the chicken man.Love your videos,all the best!

  27. vovovovan says:

    You showed them Dustin haha.

  28. J Alvi says:

    Yup, hanging out with you should be a checbox for life insurance premiums 😂

  29. Pretty soon I'll have no more old videos to watch!

  30. BornDead616 says:

    cool vid, chicken man

  31. SavageJinx says:

    Congrats you made something blow up in fire, i can do that in a toilet after eating Taco Bell

  32. Seriously? Point a trough of gunpowder at a propane tank…and wouldn't that fire extinguisher make more sense in your hand? Just sayin……

  33. Real world Wile.E.Coyote application…

  34. Tucker Cates says:

    Poultry man! 🙂

  35. Welcome back to explosions everyday

  36. Mary Lagua says:

    Wow! What a fire