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Condom + Water = Fire

Discussion in 'General' started by iwog, 7 Mar 2008.

  1. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    An interesting topic came up last night during an intense session of PES and beer. If you boil a condom does it become stretchy enough to fit of large objects, ie the classic phone box?

    Well unfortunately the web failed me on this quest and i only found a couple of pages which gave conflicting results, but i did find this page which said, condom + water = fire. So i clicked he link and found out that it does. How ever i still dont know if boiling a condom makes it super stretchy. I think some practical experimentation is required.
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That's really cool - I'd never have thought a condom could be used as a decent lens, I would've guessed that the light going through it is too diffuse...

    Condoms are pretty stretchy, but they're also remarkably thin, so stretching them to fit over phone boxes and stuff might not work. You could try boiling some extra thick ones I suppose.
     
  3. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  4. profqwerty

    profqwerty New Member

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    Could chemicals be used? I was using some surgical gloves (latex...?) and degreasing some parts in a basin. The gloves very quickly expanded massively, but still didn't let any degreaser through.

    Something like this could help perhaps?
     
  5. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Two litres? I feel very much inadequate, now. Thanks :(
     
  6. freedom810

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    What a strange thought :p
     
  7. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I remeber in Year 8 shoving a condom over my head.

    Good times.
     
  8. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Did you ever take it off?



    :p
     
  9. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    What do you think the hair is stuck to? :hehe:
     
  10. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    It might, latex is what condoms are made of. What degreaser was this?
     
  11. G0RD0N FAN

    G0RD0N FAN Jeff Gordon #24

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    :rock:
     
  12. profqwerty

    profqwerty New Member

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    I don't really know. It was at someone else's workshop I was justing borrowing to degrease some bits of ally if that helps. It was black (as it'd been used for a while).
     
  13. Rebourne

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    Very clever. That is the kind of thinking that keeps you alive in bad situations.
     
  14. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    that is pretty sweet

    2 litres (wow)
     
  15. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    that brings a whole new meaning to "d**khead"
     
  16. Steve-0

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    I like how the soldiers in WWII used condoms to cover the end of their rifles
    bet some of them got depressed when they used theirs all up after landing lol
     
  17. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Just thinking about that gave me the willies... Wouldn't even want one close to 1 litre size near me... much less fit!
     
  18. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    remembers me the ice lens trick from a movie....
     
  19. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    I think mythbusters tried the ice lens trick and it didn't work.
     
  20. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Nice find - but what if you only have one condom left?

    Then you have a little bit of a dilema! Do you:

    1) keep it in your pants but enjoy hot cooked food and a warm campfire?
    2) take a risk and then enjoy hot cooked food and a warm campfire and then a nice sleep?
    3) kid yourself that you'll just fool around but not end up taking any risks, and then enjoy hot cooked food and a warm campfire and then a nice sleep?
    4) f@$# it up, not get a fire started, and then take a risk which provides warmth & a nice sleep anyway?

    The above choices assume you are camping with a partner of your choice, if you are solo, then you wouldn't have any condoms on you, unless you are overly optimistic i guess.
     

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