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Fire Water
Status: Hoax photo
image What we have here appears to be a guy shooting out a stream of fire as he goes to the bathroom. I'm going to go out on a limb, and say it has to be a hoax. Either the flames have been photoshopped in (which is easy enough to do), or he's holding something concealed in his hand (such as a bottle of lighter fluid), and that's what is really shooting out the stream of fire. The fiery liquid also doesn't appear to be spreading across the floor, as one would expect it to do. (Thanks to Bart for sending this in.)
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Sun Nov 27, 2005
Comments (12)
You would expect that, if the guy really was pissing fire, he would be in great pain, but he just looks like he is casually taking a leak. Or that he would be cooked (grosssss!) from the inside if the was fire in his urine. And (the comments go on) how come its on fire? This would make sense if there were some sort of catalyst. And, finally, how come the wall and the floor is not on fire?
Posted by Lady Hedoniste  in  Chilling with 14 other tiny people in your head.  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  12:56 AM
Well, I know one thing for sure: even if he's squirting a bottle with some liquid which he ignites, wearing short trousers and slippers is not the best way to avoid serious burns. So either the guy's a no-brainer, or the picture's fake. Well, probably both.
Posted by robert wood  in  Hasselt, Belgium  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  11:03 AM
The World's greatest super hero, Pete the Pyrotechnic Pisser!
Posted by Draconegia  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  03:38 PM
Hahaha! But if this weren real, I'm guessing that none of you guys out there would ever want to stand next to this guy at a urinal! tongue rolleye
Posted by Lady Hedoniste  in  Chilling with 14 other tiny people in your head.  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  07:43 PM
This can happen. My uncle did that once after srinking a lava lamp. It's real.
Posted by booch  on  Wed Nov 30, 2005  at  12:39 PM
DRINKING
Posted by booch  on  Wed Nov 30, 2005  at  12:40 PM
EOOOOWWW!!! He's peeing on the floor!!! :-O

Which indicates that in reality, he's probably doing something else entirely.
No one found this weird? Using the floor is not common in my part of the woods...
Posted by eovti  in  Sandefjord, Norway  on  Fri Dec 02, 2005  at  05:14 AM
It's a light-saber mallfunctioning before our eyes.
Posted by Sil  on  Fri Dec 09, 2005  at  10:47 PM
It is real. You ever here about those fetish parties where men will use an enima <sp> to fill their bladder cavities with wine and perform the role of sex-slave cocktail servers 'pouring' wine for the guests from their penis?

No reason you couldn't do the same thing with high proof grain alcohol or some other body safe flamibles
Posted by Big Jugs  in  Kansas City  on  Fri Dec 30, 2005  at  01:45 AM
absurd. even if its possible to fill your bladder with high proof alcohol and not die from alcohol poisoning, it would be extremely painfull. dont believe me, try holding high proof alcohol in your mouth for a long time, then immagine how much more sensitive genitals and urinary tracts are. then consider this: lightin a stream of this on fire would serisouly burn your unit and then engulf the room in flames and more than likely, the person performing this. all that aside, if this is photoshopped, the artist did a great job with the lighting on the wall. that leads me to believe that it is not photoshopped and more likely just a guy squirting lighter fluid for a few seconds. long enough to take a picture and then put out the fire before it burnt the house down. just a thought.
Posted by FoxPhyre  on  Thu Jan 05, 2006  at  04:41 AM
I have to argue with comment number one you say it photo shop i say he is clearly holding a bottle of lighter fluid and sqeezing.. mabey you cant see the fire spred across the floor but in photo shop you cannot make the glare of the fire off the wall???both in front of him and to the right?? it looks to me like it was takes right when the fire hit the ground andyou cannot see the spred..pissing fire,,i think not unless your a freak
Posted by Rault  in  Laramie WY  on  Tue Oct 31, 2006  at  12:48 PM
oh my fucking god dont tell me you dont know whats happening


hes holding a bottle of lighter fluid or anything flammable of the sort and has it lit on fire while squeezing the bottle..

how do i know?

i dont theres not really a way of knowing cause hes back onto us...
or actually the lighting on the guy looks kind of artificial to the particular scene he is in
Posted by josh  on  Tue Nov 28, 2006  at  09:39 PM
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