Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Salad Fuel Lighter

This is a reach
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Uses ClF3 to combust varous salad vegetables as a stupendously dangerous way of having a novelty lighter.

Small pressurised tank of ClF3, and a tube and indexing wheel for advancing a rod of carrot or cucumber or whatever into the combustion area.

Caution - creates horribly noxious fumes, may blow up for no reason.

Custardguts, Sep 28 2015

N-Stoff, or Chlorine TriFluoride https://en.wikipedi...hlorine_trifluoride
Part of any supervillian's chemistry set. Make sure to read the John Drury Clark quote under the heading Rocket Propellant. Then go out and find a copy of his excellent book "Ignition: An informal history of liquid rocket propellants" [Custardguts, Sep 28 2015]

Prior art? Skip to 0:53 if you like. https://www.google....aSTZTcvhyaitgnh_gJg
Sans ClF3, but not entirely unbaked either. [absterge, Sep 29 2015]

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       Incredibly foolish and ill-advised use of a dangerously reactive oxidising agent.   

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8th of 7, Sep 28 2015
  

       pointless [+]
Voice, Sep 28 2015
  

       Egregiously volatile [+].   

       I first read the description errantly as "This is research".
absterge, Sep 29 2015
  

       Solid fool lighter.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 29 2015
  

       Where does one buy this stuff... I have a couple of unshiftable stains that might benefit from being ignited.
bs0u0155, Sep 29 2015
  

       // Where does one buy this stuff. //   

       That depends ... will Sir be paying cash ? Used notes, non-sequential numbers, nothing bigger than a $50 ...
8th of 7, Sep 29 2015
  

       They make notes of less than $50??
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 29 2015
  

       Don't forget to eat your vegetables, [absterge]. But I gotta warn you, they carry a powerful punch.
blissmiss, Sep 29 2015
  

       They make notes bigger than a $50?
bs0u0155, Sep 29 2015
  

       Pre- or post- ignition? Either way, that would be "research" of the most frightening kind, [bliss], the kind best left to "volunteers".   

       Also, link.
absterge, Sep 29 2015
  
      
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