Colin Furze has already established himself up there among the craziest YouTubers, but the insane garage inventor always seems to have something even crazier to share with us.

Earlier this week, the UK plumber-turned YouTube sensation managed to turn one of the simplest of things – a tea kettle – into something worthy of multiple emergency room visits: the JETTLE tea kettle.

Using thermite – a pyrotechnic composition of metal powder fuel and metal oxide that can create bursts of high temperature in a small area – Furze attempts to make “instant tea”:

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…and the making of:

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No word on how the tea tastes – frankly, we’re just glad he survived to bring us even more crazy invention videos.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.