“When the wick was lit, a gallon jug filled with gasoline didn’t ignite as one might suspect. Gasoline itself doesn’t burn—its vapors do. The narrow opening at the top of a jug allowed only so many vapors to escape at a time. The gasoline itself acted as a coolant, letting the device burn as slow and steady as a kerosene lamp. It could be 21 minutes before the jug’s plastic melted, allowing the gasoline and its accompanying vapors to spread across the porch. Once it did, the fire would reach the wood or aluminum siding.”
 Gasoline | Tom Pfannerstil
Items from Tom Pfannerstil‘s “From the Street” collection are “carefully crafted, carved and painted, trompe l’oeil depictions of everyday common objects” that he discovers along his travels. Are you getting that? That battered gasoline can is actually a finely carved and expertly painted piece of basswood. It’s faux trash. Fabulous and yet still highly flammable.
 Fire performed by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (1968).
The godfather of shock rock Arthur Brown with his signature burning crown always seemed to be on the verge of lighting not only himself but the entire stage on fire. His fiery theatrics were too much for Jimi Hendricks, who kicked Brown off his tour and one of the few times in his career when Brown did accidentally ignite himself, he had to be rescued by audience members who extinguished the flames with their beers.