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With the festivities bearing down on us like a herd of
wildebeest on crack, one's mind turns to Christmas pudding.
It is traditional to douse the aforementioned pudding in
(or whisky), ignite it, and bring it still aflame to the table.
The burning alcohol not only adds an element of
can also caramelize the surface of the pudding, to great
Howevertheless, brandy (or whisky) is not ideal for this
application. For one thing, ethanol burns with a pale blue
flame which is easily lost amid bright lights. For another,
relatively little alcohol clings to the pudding's surface,
the flames short-lived.
MaxCo. is therefore introducing its Festive Napalm in time
Christmas. It consists largely of glycerin, ethanol and a few
other solvents, in the form of a thick syrup that will cling to
the pudding and burn for at least 30 seconds. A small
of lithium ensures a spectacular red flame.
||Redolent of the spirit of Christmas ... [+]
||He breathed a lot of the fumes during the prototyping phase...
||Can there be phosphorus included? [+]
||Can there? Of course there can.
||Can there be different flavours ? We're thinking of perhaps Chlorine Trflouride, or hi-test Hydrogen Peroxide...