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Pyro Wrist Flamethrower By Colin Furze Pretty Much Makes Him One Of The X-Men

02/06/2014 12:12 BST | Updated 02/06/2014 12:59 BST

You may have already heard of Colin Furze - he's the eccentric chap who built a jet-powered bicycle, fully retractible Wolverine claws and 'Magneto Shoes'.

In his quest to imbue himself with mutant superpowers he's now invented a wrist-mounted flame thrower.

As you can see it works, shooting flames up to 12 metres, just like Pyro from the X-Men.

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Furze, 34, said: "I just had to do Pyro as I seem to have a connection with fire.

"After working with some special effects guys on a TV pilot they showed me a great way of creating a gas powered device that was safe and controllable.

"The result is a real life super hero - well, as close as i could get."

The device works by flicking the wrist to start a pilot flame which then lights the other wrist which shoots the flame.

A discreet backpack contains the gas.

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The wrist mechanism