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Man Blow Torches Hand Covered In Edible Super-Insulating Foam [Video]

Super insulating foam

Wow, this is pretty incredible. When I first saw this video, I couldn’t help but think it was some kind of clever hoax.

The guy in the video covers his hand in what he says is a non-toxic, biodegradable, recyclable insulating foam, and applies a welding torch to it for a full 20 seconds. That’s 7000 degrees of flame going directly into his hand right there, for 20 seconds! He says he felt no heat whatsoever. The material apparently protects against cold as well as hot, he maintains. Useful!

He then proceeds to eat a big spoonful of the same foam to prove it’s non-toxic. He says,

“[With] The business program, it would be logical to assume that if you are going to make a really non-toxic material, you should sit there and you should eat your own material to prove that the material is safe. I’ve been eating this stuff off and on for 5 years, and I’m perfectly healthy. I’m a healthy man.”

He goes on to say that you wouldn’t live very long if you ate many of the materials we currently use for insulation. The uses for this kind of material are obvious. As he states, it could be used in fires of many kinds, including even nuclear fires, if an extra component is added to account for radiation. Unsurprisingly, he’s had quite a bit of media coverage in Japan lately.

If the material checks out as successfully as it appears to in this video, wow, throw someone big investment bucks at that man! We could certainly do with more non-toxic, biodegradable, recyclable materials in use around the world.

Image: snapshot from video

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