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« on: December 16, 2011, 12:28:41 am »

My inspiration for this thread:
Amazing Molten Iron Throwing


Do anything could beat molten iron lightshows as the steamiest ancient tradition ? I await the contenders with impatience.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 03:11:10 am »

Osha would throw a fit on that one...... And mother would say "you'll put your eye out!"



Other than that a great show!  Grin

Though if I had the furnace and could melt iron... I'd be casting cannon not throwing it about...
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 08:18:02 am »

Quote of the week: "So long as you're not afraid to die, it's OK."

 Grin

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 10:29:09 am »

The poor man's fireworks.

That is awesome. Especially their nonchalance about it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 11:44:13 am »

Well I'm glad to see they have protective, heat resistant, non flammable clothing..like a sheep skin and a straw hat! Shocked

Did you know there's no Chinese words for 'Health and Safety'?
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 12:51:10 pm »

according to Google Translate there is: 健康与安全  Grin
(smiley face does not include the translation)

I'm not shure if every sparkle is a blob of hot molten iron. More a combination of hot gasses. I wonder what the solidified blobs of metal look like and if it sticks to the wall.

So, sheep skin and a straw hat are protection for hot molten iron? Does that mean that when you pour hot molten iron over a sheep, it won't burn? Especially when said sheep is wearing a straw hat?
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 01:00:36 pm »

>snip<

So, sheep skin and a straw hat are protection for hot molten iron? Does that mean that when you pour hot molten iron over a sheep, it won't burn? Especially when said sheep is wearing a straw hat?

Well that's logic at work right there... not sure what kinda logic though  Tongue

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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2011, 03:49:10 pm »


So, sheep skin and a straw hat are protection for hot molten iron? Does that mean that when you pour hot molten iron over a sheep, it won't burn? Especially when said sheep is wearing a straw hat?
Worth a try! Let's face it, what's the worst that can happen? Roast mutton!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011, 04:45:46 pm »

It warms my heart that this ancient tradition somehow manages to defy the British health and safety nightmare and still goes ahead each year.

I've been to it in the past and the huge great flaming barrels of tar surging through the crowds are quite a sight to see!
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 05:27:53 am »

Perhaps we should synthesize a new traditional event, combining the best of several - such as

The Traditional Solstice Midnight Running of the Flaming Tarred Bulls, dragging Burning Yule Logs, Ridden by a Traditional Flaming Alpine Krampus Demon who is flinging molten flaming iron ?

(In case you were unaware, the Krampus is an Alpine demon that occasioanlly follows Saint Nicklaus and viciously whips "bad children" with switches the size of small trees:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
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ummm .. Merry Kristmas?
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2011, 11:23:03 am »

Perhaps we should synthesize a new traditional event, combining the best of several - such as

The Traditional Solstice Midnight Running of the Flaming Tarred Bulls, dragging Burning Yule Logs, Ridden by a Traditional Flaming Alpine Krampus Demon who is flinging molten flaming iron ?

(In case you were unaware, the Krampus is an Alpine demon that occasioanlly follows Saint Nicklaus and viciously whips "bad children" with switches the size of small trees:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
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ummm .. Merry Kristmas?


A more friendly but not political correct is a character that resembles Krampus: Zwarte Piet (Black Peter in English)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 09:07:06 pm »

Perhaps we should synthesize a new traditional event, combining the best of several - such as

The Traditional Solstice Midnight Running of the Flaming Tarred Bulls, dragging Burning Yule Logs, Ridden by a Traditional Flaming Alpine Krampus Demon who is flinging molten flaming iron ?

(In case you were unaware, the Krampus is an Alpine demon that occasioanlly follows Saint Nicklaus and viciously whips "bad children" with switches the size of small trees:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
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ummm .. Merry Kristmas?


his real eyes look scarier than the fake ones!
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2011, 08:07:12 am »

his real eyes look scarier than the fake ones!

I saw those... it's almost like they're screaming, 'help me'.

Black Pete(r)... why was I under the delusion that his name was Joe? And who carried Santa's coal rather than candy?
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011, 07:04:24 pm »

Yes throwing molten metal at walls or running around with a flaming barrlel
or demonic visages just doesn't compare to smashing multiple rail road torpedos
in celebration...



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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2011, 08:11:21 am »

Yes throwing molten metal at walls or running around with a flaming barrlel
or demonic visages just doesn't compare to smashing multiple rail road torpedos
in celebration...



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What the %#$@ is that? Looks like fun  Grin

In some parts of Holland we have a tradition of carbid shooting at new years eve. A milk barrel with a bit of carbid inside, add some water and the chemical reaction creates a gas. Light the gas and you get a big bang.
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2011, 12:07:03 pm »

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In some parts of Holland we have a tradition of carbid shooting at new years eve. A milk barrel with a bit of carbid inside, add some water and the chemical reaction creates a gas. Light the gas and you get a big bang.
No disrespect to the Dutch meant here but when I was in Amsterdam for New Year's Eve many years ago I witnessed the most reckless use of fireworks ever! I saw guys walking around with archery quivers full of rockets that they would launch horizontally  from the roof of bus shelters across the heads of thousands of people in the Leidseplein, what we call 'Jumping Jacks' (multiple exploding 'firecrackers') thrown randomly into the crowds and a line of Roman candles laid across the road that were lit as cars approached so they either had to wait until all the Roman Candles had burnt out or (as many did) simply drive straight through/over them. Many of the exploding types of fireworks are filled with red confetti and my mate and I had a close call when some wag dropped one from a balcony that exploded about 2ft above our heads showering us in confetti and scaring the living sh!t out of us.
   
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2011, 04:41:43 pm »

Yep, that sounds like New Year's Eve in Holland. Lots of people get hurt that night, but I guess it overweighs the amount of money (and tax-money) those couple of hours make.  Angry
New Year's Eve is also the only time we Dutch are alowed to use fireworks. I also used to participate in this madness. Wearing a ice hockey parka, pockets filled to the top with fireworks. Mostly "strijkers", firecrackers with a safety match head, no wick. Lighting time bitween 1 and 8 seconds. You never knew if you where fast enough to throw it away after striking. One time, I thought I dropped a striked strijker back in my pocket. I emptied my pocket in panic, but fortunately there was no explosion.
After going to Quebec, Canada and seeing professional fireworks, I gave up buying and using fireworks. I'd rather pay for a nice fireworks show than loose a limb, or worse.
Every year there are warning advertisings on tv, about the danger of fireworks, but every year there are people loosing a bodypart or worse.
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2011, 07:06:09 pm »

Here in the U.S. we have a quaint tradition that could be considered Steampunk it does after all
involve blacksmiths..... in the 1800's  it became a tradition for blacksmiths on the 4th of July to
fire their anvils.... there is a cavity in the base of an anvil, when turned upside down it could be filled
with black powder and another anvil set on top..... when fired the top anvil would be launched heavenward ........

 
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2011, 10:32:53 pm »

Anvil shoots are great but rather dangerous fun. You would be amazed at the ring produced as the anvil is launched.
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2011, 07:01:17 pm »

Well, it has tons of smoke (though not steam)
It's also a pretty old tradition..

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Oh, and if someone yells "RUN!!", you'd better take that seriously.. Grin

What was that again about health and safety rules?

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