Hall of Fame
Here we look at some of the best, and worst, videos of people using extinguishers in ways not recommended by the manufacturer.
1. Flame thrower
In this first video the fire extinguisher has crossed over to the dark side, after some resourceful lunatics converted one into a homemade flame thrower. There was a how-to video guide up for this, but it has been removed by the user. Probably a good thing, as this looks pretty dangerous.
In this video we've got the device being put to some creative endeavour. Some say graffiti is just vandalism, some say art. All we know is, when it's done using one of these, it's a whole lot bigger (gets good at 0:50).
For a great prank you've got to put a little effort and creativity in. John and Nikki have become practical joke legends on youtube, and this is just one of their fine efforts (kicks off at 1:40)
This 'flight' on a Russian subway is almost definitely not real. But it would be pretty cool if it was.
5. An unfair fight
Ah, this is more like it, have you ever wondered who would come out on top in a battle between a flame thrower and a fire extinguisher? Well the mythbusters did, and tried it out. Could the humble extinguisher really stand a chance? Probably not.
6. A clock
If you fancy using a fire extinguisher to improve your timekeeping, maybe you'd like to try building one of these. A bit of a hassle to make, but it'll keep you from being late, and the alternatives are worse...
7. An airgun
If you sort of liked the idea of building a deadly weapon out of one, but the flame thrower from the first video really isn't your sort of thing, why not make an overpowered air gun, like this gentleman has.
8. Erm....we have no idea...
In the world of dumb and dangerous things to do with a big bag and a fire extinguisher this man has just become king. This is seriously dumb.
9. The magic roundabout
Who doesn't like spinning round on the office chair? Here a fireman shows us how the professionals do it.
10. The target
Not the most sophisticated of ideas, but this is a pretty respectable shot (Goes bang at 0:20).
11. Powering a skateboard
Sometimes skateboarding can be a real chore. Why not give your tired legs a break from propelling you forward, and let a CO2 fire extinguisher pick up the slack.
12. The victory boast
This is more like it; it's taken 12 videos but finally, an extinguisher being used for the purpose it was built; to really wind up your opponents in the 100m sprint. Between this 'shoes on fire' gag and the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) tattoo on his arm, we get the feeling that Maurice Green isn't the most humble of athletes.