The four elements: Water, Wind, Fire and Soap
December 12, 2018 3:03 AM   Subscribe

 
His YouTube bio: “I specialize in bubbles.”

This would be a great business card. Also, this is cool. Yay science.
posted by Fizz at 4:56 AM on December 12, 2018 [1 favorite]


That is the best handheld inverted fire tornado bubble I've ever seen.
posted by sfenders at 5:08 AM on December 12, 2018 [32 favorites]


That man is a wizard.
posted by MrVisible at 5:22 AM on December 12, 2018 [1 favorite]


The smile at the end though. "It worked!!!"
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:34 AM on December 12, 2018 [6 favorites]


Warning to those who expected swirling flames: this video is cool, but it's not quite that cool. Enjoy it for what it is rather than being disappointed.
posted by eviemath at 5:45 AM on December 12, 2018 [1 favorite]


The wall sconces in my imaginary magic castle just got an upgrade.
posted by pykrete jungle at 5:51 AM on December 12, 2018 [13 favorites]


Last night I was chatting with my girlfriend about genre definitions and the distinctions between fantasy and science fiction. The working definition was that if magic is the answer, it is fantasy. But, I just watched that, and I'm pretty sure that's magic.
posted by meinvt at 6:19 AM on December 12, 2018 [1 favorite]


Avatar: The Last Soapbender
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:27 AM on December 12, 2018 [8 favorites]


Warning to those who expected swirling flames: this video is cool, but it's not quite that cool.

It's still pretty fucking cool! It's not quite what I had expected, but I'm not disappointed!
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 7:05 AM on December 12, 2018 [3 favorites]


What is the thing that he introduces into the propane bubble that makes it cloudy?
posted by Jpfed at 7:10 AM on December 12, 2018


I think this would impress even Tom Noddy.
posted by radwolf76 at 7:15 AM on December 12, 2018


Now I wonder if there's a way someone could make a fixture that would generate this as a perpetual effect. Seems like you'd just have to keep feeding the relevant gases into the bubble and it would keep running.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 7:27 AM on December 12, 2018


Wow! That was so cool to watch.
posted by droplet at 7:31 AM on December 12, 2018


What is the thing that he introduces into the propane bubble that makes it cloudy?

My (very naive) guess is that he's just blowing air into it to make it a combustible mixture. Maybe a propane-air mixture automatically becomes cloudy? He does do the same thing with the air bubble at the top and its appearance doesn't change, which fits with my guess that he's just blowing air in -- this time to set the air spinning for a better tornado, I think.
posted by a car full of lions at 7:36 AM on December 12, 2018


Can I try this at home?
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:51 AM on December 12, 2018 [2 favorites]




What is the thing that he introduces into the propane bubble that makes it cloudy?

He calls it a "fogger."
posted by sjswitzer at 7:57 AM on December 12, 2018


Cool! More Dustin Skye bubbles, including gnormous bubbles at the beach and his DIY Jumbo Juice recipe at Bubblemancy.
posted by cenoxo at 8:10 AM on December 12, 2018


to those who expected swirling flames

The money shot in slow motion
posted by hat_eater at 8:40 AM on December 12, 2018 [2 favorites]


I can't get over how deadpan he is during the whole thing (is he a professional poker player as well?). If I could do that I would be grinning ear to ear shouting "Hey ya'll! Come check this shit out!"
posted by TedW at 8:50 AM on December 12, 2018


I'm guessing the poker face arose out of doing the first 50 takes and getting anywhere from 0% to 90% completed before the bubble burst.

Anyway, very, very cool.
posted by skewed at 9:24 AM on December 12, 2018 [3 favorites]


MetaFilter: Enjoy it for what it is rather than being disappointed.
posted by chavenet at 9:25 AM on December 12, 2018 [5 favorites]






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