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.
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.