YouTube Video of the Week – melting steel with a 'solar furnace'
This is a clip from James May’s Big Ideas, where the Top Gear presenter gets to see a ‘solar furnace’. He tries a sausage. It nearly explodes. Then he melts steel. Using the sun. Awesome.
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Weenie Roaster: Keep your sausage clear of the barbecue
Words can’t describe the awesomeness of this gadget. Its actual function is moot, the idea is just wonderful. You basically stick your sausage over the little chap’s, er, appendage *wince*, and it’ll cook it for you without the risk of burning it. In fact, thanks to conduction, I imagine it’ll also help to cook the inside of your sausage, reducing the chance of contracting any kind of stomach bug…