Labor Day is nigh, and with it the official end of summer. It’s time to pack away the umbrellas and beach towels, and perhaps spend a few minutes flipping through photos of all the fun times you had over the past couple months: the grilling, the trips, the fireworks… oh yes, the fireworks… Lots of people love fireworks. Chances are pretty good that you’ve set off more than a few in your time. But Colin Furze
, the British inventor and YouTube celebrity who once co-hosted Sky1’s Gadget Geeks
? Well, he puts everybody’s love of fireworks to shame. He loves fireworks so much, in fact, that he built a giant metal suit so he could stand in the middle of an epic pyrotechnic display.
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All those explosions look pretty on video
, but remember that Furze is a professional lunatic with incredible engineering skills—attempting to build your own firework-proof suit will likely end in fiery, "Wicker Man"-style disaster.
Video: Colin Furze