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Cook Your Bird with Thermite!

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Combine aluminum powder and a metal oxide (such as iron oxide) and you get what is known as a thermite reaction, which is very hot and very fast. Thermite’s main use is to bind train tracks. I suppose you could try cooking with it, but despite the video evidence above that it has been done, I wouldn’t recommend it. This may be faster than even the deep-fried bird, but doesn’t that meat look raw in the middle?

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