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Shoot Fireballs From Your Wrist Like GOB Bluth With This Bracelet

You might not think most "magic" is particularly cool. But even if you loathe magic more than Spotify ads, it's hard to not be impressed with someone shooting fire from their hands. If you had some know-how, you could jury rig something together like GOB Bluth, but it might not work.

Fortunately, the PYRO Fireshooter does. 

Made by "ellusionist" (not a typo) Adam Wilbur, who also made the outrageous video below, this device lets you, um, fire four fireballs from the palm of your hand using "flash cotton," a nitrocellulose material that's frequently used in budget special effects.

Each device has four barrels so you can give 'em the old one-two. Twice.

The kit comes with around 60 fireballs. They don't recommend making your own. But then again, they would say that wouldn't they? Certain things are best not DIY'd.

The PYRO mechanism has been cleverly designed to keep your sleeve out of danger. The fireballs are launched by a discrete remote you can have in the other hand that controls the bracelet from up to 30 feet away. This might not be as cool as the Moonraker dart gun that is activated by muscle contractions in the wrist, but it allows your friend to operate it.

It might go like this...

...or like this.

But if it doesn't work, you still have a trick. Where'd the cotton come from??


Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He thinks the PYRO video is secretly a work of post-post-modern genius. Follow him on Instagram.