George Goble of Purdue University probably thought "lighter fluids are for wussies" when he thought up a way of lighting his charcoal with liquid oxygen. The result?
Started with 60 lbs of charcoal, and burnt up 40 lbs of it in 3 seconds. Result is a grill ready to cook in about 3 seconds, and all the old grease, etc burned off. Don't try this at home.
But don't try this at home, please:
WARNING: an ignition source, such as a lit cigarette or one glowing coal, must be present before pouring on the LOX. If charcoal is PRESOAKED in LOX first, an explosion will result. One briquette presoaked in LOX is approx equiv to 1 stick of dynamite.
http://www.doeblitz.net/ghg/ (scroll down) - via Fark | Still want to try it? Consider this.
Related: Top 10 BBQ Grills (And Then Some!), updated today with 11 new grills (on top of the 35 we had listed already! See the weird fridge to BBQ conversion, a fully blinged out $35,000 outdoor cooking "suite", an undulating sculpture grill, and more.