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Youtube Video Perhaps you thought the bits of cardboard you meticulously painted metallic grey and sellotaped to your hands were an awesome Wolverine costume last Halloween. If you did, you lacked the sheer naked ambition, engineering knowhow and oodles of time available to one Colin Furze, who has made his very own fully …

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i love this guy

no really i do !!!

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There's a man who'll end up stabbing himself one day.

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Probably, but sooner or later the gods of Engineering must have their sacrifice or you will be allowed no further progress. I miss my pinky sometimes, but not nearly as much as I would have missed all the things I did before, and after, the tithe was paid. I'm 99.9% certain this guy feels the same.

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Possibly, though I suspect the maniacal laughter will continue without missing a beat.

Cameron, do one good thing in your career and appoint this guy Engineering Czar or something.

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Yeah...

...go to scratch your eye and never see again

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@ CaptainHook

We can all dream...

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We need more...

bonkers stuff like this!

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Re: We need more...

Check out of the rest of YouTube channel.

Making a pulse-jet a bog-brush stand to power a BBQ is memorable.

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Brilliant achievement, but someone needs to look at getting decaff coffee.

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Or a hug from his mum.

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Speaking of mum, didn't she ever tell him not to run with knives?

Although I wouldn't want to encounter him in a dark alley, well done!

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Re: Or a hug from his mum.

Mum won't hug him while he's wearing that contraption!

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Hang on I've just got an itcarrgggghghghghghgh!

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steel claws

Yeh, Adamantium is so hard to come by these days.....

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Re: steel claws

Well, Unobtanium is still 20 million a Kilo, so steel will have to do for your average garden shed boffinry.

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Now, the question is: how long before he gets recruited for el Reg's SPB?

He would be quite the asset.

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I don't think

I'd let him anywhere near my balloon.

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50 ways to...

he skewers the head of a blow-up Mystique doll

Well it's certainly a novel (or Marvel), if somewhat extreme way to break up with your girlfriend...

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"...a blow-up Mystique doll"

Bargain - vendors usually charge extra for a toy that goes down on you!

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SNIKT!

Mental.

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Now he can go out and fight crime in his spare time.

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Shame these are already illegal under UK law. (Just like everything else! )

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If Man waited on approval before taking action this post would be published via smoke signal or some manner of primitive semaphore instead of the Web.

Regardless, I would argue they are either artwork or tools for work. Have you ever seen finger knives for warehouse workers? I know those are completely legal in the UK, and those are nasty, nasty things that could be used to kill someone (or open boxes) just as easily, and far messier, than these things.

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How so?

I know of no law that specifically mentions the creation of retractable metal claws as a criminal offence?

The banned weapons laws are very specific, and even then its usually bans on sales/imports not possession/manufacture last time I checked.

Although walking down the street with it would very likely get you arrested, but then again you can be arrested for carrying a walking stick if the police had reason to believe you intended to use it as a weapon...

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Does anyone know what make of TIG welder that is? Looks ace. Lovely job he did.

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I liked the custom decor of his welding mask. He pays attention to the overall aesthetic of the event :)

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Re: Shouldn't there be...

Nope.

They extend from between the fingers, not from the fingers themselves.

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Re: Shouldn't there be...

See for yourself.

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Mad, crazy scientist

In the making. Can't help but like him.

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what a nutter

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According to his website, he's originally a plumber by trade, rather than a common or garden boffin. I reckon I'd let him do the plumbing at my house, but I'd check the taps *very* carefully before turning them on. Just in case.

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Taps nothing,

I'd check that new toilet (and/or bidet) much more thoroughly.

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Thith Guy needth an Igor

Theriouthly! Jutht think of the amazing thingth he could do with a talented Igor athithtant.

Pluth very utheful for reattatching any bitth of himthelf that he cutth off.

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Re: Thith Guy needth an Igor

Yeth mathster!

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Love it

I was impressed that they actually cut.

Now on to the home built turbo jet!

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I think

He needs to meet the Mythbusters guys

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That's even better than his jettle!

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Someone should just give him a couple of million quid...

...and then wait.

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I want.

That is all. I want. I WANT. I will happily do maniacal laughter is that is required.

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For Lotus F1 Team the winning edge starts with the cloud powered by Microsoft Dynamics...

blah blah blah blah! I am so sick of hearing those words before EVERY Youtube clip linked to from the Register.

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Re: For Lotus F1 Team the winning edge starts with the cloud powered by Microsoft Dynamics...

Given how badly they are doing this season (4 points out of 4 races so far, for an 8th place in Spain, and half of those due to a disqualification of someone else) I wonder if there's someone else in Redmond that's nervously looking out for knives. So seems altogether appropriate for this article topic, and maybe an opportunity for our featured chap.

If it gets any worse the "winning edge" part may become false advertising. Although any comparisons between the fortunes of the advertiser and advertisee are strictly your own ;)

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WTF?

You can buy a blow-up Mystique doll!!??

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no one seem the pram he made? it has a word record i am sure of it!

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