WATCH: 'Mad scientist' toys around with fireworks in viral videos | Inquirer Technology

WATCH: ‘Mad scientist’ toys around with fireworks in viral videos

/ 03:43 PM July 04, 2016

Kids, please don’t do this at home.

A viral video uploaded on social media site YouTube featuring Colin Furze, a British tech sensation, plumber, and obsessed “mad scientist,” has transformed into an “Iron Man” clad in a cut-out iron costume and surrendering himself in a battlefield of hazardous fireworks.

The video, which was uploaded in August 2014, went wildly viral when several media outlets featured it after gaining over 1.3 million views. In the insane three-minute clip, Furze creates a DIY “Iron Man” costume with a matching spooky face inside his backyard. Then, he wears his costume and effortlessly blows himself up with loads of rocket-shaped fireworks. Shockingly, he survives.

“To clarify, this is not my attempt at an Iron Man suit,” he joked.


Furze, whose subscribers to his channel  number an astounding 3 million, previously engineered superhero-themed outfits and gadgets including retractable Wolverine claws inspired by X-Men series, a Hermite canon and a spring-loaded bed.

In another YouTube video uploaded in June, the British scientist experimented a “Firework Deathstar,” a machine that can shoot up to 5,000 fireworks. In the trending video, he samples 50 boxes of fireworks and videotapes the magnificent yet destructive experiment, which got 2.4 million views.

The Brit tech star was also the pioneer behind the viral homemade hoverbike video that snatched 13 million views since its posting in April.  Gianna Francesca Catolico


YouTube tech star rides homemade hoverbike

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