Educational and Tasty — Bacon used to cut through steel

bacon-thermal-lance.png Theo Gray, over at popsci.com, demonstrates how to use slices of bacon (prosciutto, actually) to cut through a steel pan.  Very cool. He also explains the how and why this is possible.

http://www.popsci.com/bacon

And for those folks who object to the desecration of bacon in this fashion, he built a vegetarian version of the thermal lance as well. It uses a cucumber rind to contain the pressure of the lance.

Theo essentially demonstrates the potential energy contained in everyday food that we eat.

IMPORTANT NOTE: DON’T try this at home.

BTW: April is National BLT Month.