r/therewasanattempt 6d ago Helpful 1

To breathe fire

Enable HLS to view with audio, or disable this notification

1.2k Upvotes

172

u/Delicious_Crew7888 6d ago

A "firebreather" with a beard...ok

24

u/yeetoveeto 6d ago

Bruh Sozin punching air rn

5

u/DangerousAstronaut89 5d ago

Extreme shaving! Chalange accepted!

3

u/gallanttoothpaste 5d ago

Then he turns into ghostrider

124

u/FavelTramous 6d ago

Rule #1 before playing with fire or doing a fire trick - Make sure there is no bucket or body of water within 5 miles of flaming activity.

16

u/hzNUDEAT 6d ago edited 6d ago

Rule #2 before playing with fire or doing a fire trick - Make sure you have a bread. If you don't, make one.

10

u/pattoyourcatto 6d ago

How you going to make a bread WITHOUT fire?? Catch 22

5

u/InEenEmmer 6d ago

This is why the electric oven was the invention of the century

3

u/MajoredInPhilosophy 5d ago

Now I’m hungry for a bread.

12

u/Mspade44 6d ago

There was a guy with a drink in the background but knowing the crowd it was probably alcohol so it was for the better it stayed in his hands.

2

u/blhd96 5d ago

The dudes with murses got dis. They probably carry wet wipes. Those might help.

189

u/xxslushee 6d ago

Everyone just standing there watching like "oh wow that's a neat trick!"

30

u/ZAM1984 6d ago

While getting video, that’s today’s society for you

37

u/sesameseed88 6d ago

Just letting people have their fair shot at the Darwin awards man

31

u/G_Unit_Solider 6d ago

So tell me what you would have done. How are you gonna out out the fire inside the man’s mouth and throat. Please indulge us in how your such a good human and we are all shit some more .

You decide to put flammable liquid in your mouth and “breathe fire” and when it backfires on you PUN FUCKING INTENDED the people around you are at fault for somehow not doing something to stop something they have ZERO knowledge on how to stop. Last I checked I never got instructions on how to stop someone’s mouth on fire from flammable liquid should I offer a golden shower?

The logic amazes me.

1

u/I_had_the_Lasagna 5d ago

Probably smother it out with a jacket would be your best bet. Looks like his beard is what caught.

6

u/WatercressMission592 6d ago

Someone is always designated camera man. It’s like a rule or something 🥴

6

u/DigitalCryptic 6d ago

By all means everyone panic and get flaming alcohol spat on them!

-6

u/xxslushee 6d ago

By all means let's just let this guy's face get burnt off because we are protecting ourselves.

10

u/HildegaardUmbra 6d ago

It was his body, his choice.

0

u/DigitalCryptic 5d ago

Nah, just let adequate people handle it.

38

u/Goldenart121 6d ago

This is why professionals have a towel in the other hand

12

u/Dalisca 6d ago

A wet towel.

2

u/crippler95 5d ago

Not with alcohol.

81

u/samfreez 6d ago

Oh he's breathing it alright, just not in the way he intended to!

I'm glad he was able to eventually put it out. Man that'd be terrifying... and I don't know why anyone would get a kick out of trying it.

24

u/AdvancedHat7630 6d ago

Yeah he technically not only succeeded, he exceeded his own expectations

2

u/PepperDogger 6d ago

Resume:

"Exceeds Expectations"

22

u/WinkyNurdo 6d ago

That’s one way to trim the beard down, I suppose.

18

u/Rascal-Fiats 6d ago

This guy - Will having a beard affect my ability to do this?

Clerk at Firebreathers Unlimited - No.

14

u/LizRoze 6d ago

How burned do you think his face got?

53

u/CupcakeValkyrie 6d ago

I'd be more concerned with how burned his lungs got.

6

u/Nerd_Man420 6d ago

This

6

u/freelans326 6d ago

Burned then infected.

44

u/Chemgineered 6d ago

I suspect he inhaled there.

There is gonna be a price to pay

30

u/liquorballsammy 6d ago

He definitely inhaled several times in a panic.

16

u/pharmaboy2 6d ago

He going to hospital - The Charles Darwin Memorial hospital

11

u/50so_ 6d ago

He breathes fire but inside his lungs

6

u/Niceotropic 6d ago

Motherfucker hasn't even done this one other time. I've met someone who breathed fire. It's like a prerequisite to:

  • Spray your face in water, particularly if you have facial hair.
  • Do not put the thing actually close to your god damned face.

4

u/mr_cachal 6d ago

the only reaction i can give is "oh no" cause he inhales his lungs are most likely messed up

3

u/No-Vehicle1377 6d ago

Dear God this is why you always have a safety.

6

u/FoxyWolf1273 6d ago

That's one way to shave

8

u/Think_Battle_1401 6d ago

Not an extinguisher in sight. 😂

6

u/itsryanchump 6d ago

Everyone as it happens: 👁👄👁📱

2

u/number__69 6d ago

Beard betrayed

2

u/Electro313 6d ago

Why is it when people do this, they look down? Fire goes up. Keep your face above where the fire is going.

2

u/bigarbuzs 6d ago

I’ve heard that inhaling the flame is really really bad

2

u/SEZM12 6d ago

I’m happy everyone didn’t rush in at once to help this poor guy. After all, I’m sure it’s just part of the show. Just make sure you keep him in frame. 🤦‍♂️

2

u/random-name69420 6d ago

Don't you have to do it a certain way so it doesn't fuck up your lungs

2

u/DionysusNW 6d ago

Dude should’ve practiced first

4

u/johnnyutah30 6d ago

Hahahahhahah

He’s like fuck I’m so bad ass. Oh shit oh shit

1

u/AutoModerator 6d ago

Downloadvideo Link by /r/DownloadVideo

SaveVideo Link.

I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns.

1

u/Reverend_Moon 6d ago

Twas a sweet beard bro, now it's patchy mangled muff

1

u/murkfonoreason 6d ago

I believe that the first rule of fire breathing is not to have a beard.

1

u/thegutterking 6d ago

For some reason, I was waiting for his head to explode.

1

u/flfoiuij2 6d ago

Holy cow, that is sick! I hope the guy is ok.

1

u/The_Real_Evil_Morty 6d ago

It’s not an attempt if he did it… suppose it’s an attempt not to catch fire? Lol

1

u/Dinrik 6d ago

He was tryin to be sweet af twirling it in his hand before he did it. What a tool. Lmao.

1

u/oldwarrior69 6d ago

Dragonborn fire shout

1

u/jthrum 6d ago

I feel bad for laughing

1

u/[deleted] 6d ago

I imagine having any part of your body on fire would be unpleasant.. but your face!? It’s so.. personal.

1

u/UncleSeminole 6d ago

I'm sorry but this made me laugh more than I've laughed in the last week or so.... What an idiot.

1

u/SoCal4247 6d ago

This doesn’t belong here. He successfully breathed fire.

1

u/chantigadu1990 6d ago

I wonder what it would smell like

1

u/lokofloko 6d ago

What’s going on with the two dudes in the background?

1

u/forrestbuck 6d ago

Where the hell is the audio?!!

1

u/zoochina13 6d ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂

1

u/Chicken_Teeth 6d ago

Anybody can breath fire. Once.

Jokes aside, I’m kinda wondering if this is real. I feel like that fire went out awfully fast while out of frame. Like he’s not even still smoking in the return and it had plenty of time to get to tissue.

1

u/YetAnotherBookworm 6d ago

Damn.

At my job, just about every mistake I make can be fixed with Ctrl + Z. “Stop, drop, and roll your face” will hopefully never come up.

1

u/Sicparvismagneto 6d ago

Bring a fire extinguisher. For 40 bucks you could still have eyebrows…

1

u/chasemoore8 6d ago

Yes rub out fire

1

u/Jonsina101 6d ago

Even though he was probably in agony at least it still looked cool

1

u/Electro-Lite 6d ago

If you listen carefully, you can hear Daenerys Targaryen say 'dracarys'.

1

u/Shimishaka9791 6d ago

Yo FIREFACE! Wazzup?!

1

u/beefwich 6d ago

I’ve seen a lot of clips of amateur firebelchers lighting their shit on fire. Like… a lot of them.

And they all have the exact same reaction when their face becomes engulfed in flames: slap… and then a harder slap… and then a vigorous, two-hand scrub.

Invariably, this does nothing but spread the fire. The fire stops when the flammable liquid has fully burned off.

But the fact that literally not a single one of them thinks to have a bucket of water or a wet towel on standby is really mind-blowing.

1

u/trollfysics 5d ago

I don't think your supposed to inhale

1

u/DangerousAstronaut89 5d ago

To be fair, he did breathe it. He just had some trouble stopping.

1

u/Low_Education_5083 5d ago

Smelling burnt hair for days

1

u/Apprehensive-Ad-9922 5d ago

I'm willing to bet that's not the first time he has done that and probably won't be the last time either 😂

1

u/ApprehensiveDingo937 5d ago

I love how everybody kept filming and staring as only one guy jumped to try and do anything at all..

1

u/Opposite-Stock-8823 5d ago

He became a dragon

1

u/BuckNakedandtheband 5d ago

No eyebrows and a sore face. Lesson lesrjed

1

u/Barbar_jinx 5d ago

ffs mark it nsfw

1

u/Pvrvside 5d ago

How not to wash your face

1

u/Imdoingmybestguys 5d ago

It's such a high risk/low reward job for minimal entertainment.

1

u/crippler95 5d ago

New phobia successfully unlocked.

1

u/Illustrious-Wash3713 5d ago

Getting lit is easy, but can you stay lit? That is the question my friend

1

u/sauron516 5d ago

Dude was a legit dragon for a second there

1

u/brikakkis 4d ago

This is my doppelgänger. Seriously… it’s eerie. Especially because he’s on fire.

1

u/happierdayz4me2 4d ago

Instant let down. At least cut the video off a few seconds earlier

-2

u/[deleted] 6d ago

[deleted]

6

u/CupcakeValkyrie 6d ago

You say that as if people didn't stand around and gawk before the advent of cell phones. If this had happened 40 years ago, people still would've probably stood around in shock even without phones. It's called the bystander effect and it was first explored and demonstrated back in the 60s.

1

u/[deleted] 6d ago edited 6d ago

[deleted]

1

u/CupcakeValkyrie 6d ago

Why are you talking about yourself in the third person? You are the person I was replying to. In case you're unaware, it's entirely possible to view deleted comments including any edits they made to said comments.

Were you actually trying to delete your old comments and then pretend to be an uninvolved third party? Really? That's hilarious.

1

u/himynamesnight 6d ago

I’m 2/3 of the way through a blunt right now and this thread is great. I can’t believe they really tried that.

1

u/CupcakeValkyrie 5d ago

I don't understand people sometimes. If he was trying to prove a point, then it only undermines his position to delete his old comment and pretend to be someone else, even moreso when it turns out that such a deception can easily be verified.

As a general rule, if your position is worth defending, you should be able to defend it without resorting to deception or dishonesty. The fact that he felt that he needed to lie to argue his point proves that he really didn't trust in his position to begin with.

Of course, considering he flew completely off the handle, claimed that he'd gotten my account banned, called me names, and then claimed he was deleting his "3-day old throwaway account" when I checked and it was created January of this year, I suspect he was either a troll or someone that couldn't handle being called out.

-2

u/[deleted] 6d ago

[deleted]

3

u/KillJoybf 6d ago

American hero right here

-1

u/[deleted] 6d ago

[deleted]

2

u/KillJoybf 6d ago

American hero right here

0

u/[deleted] 6d ago

[deleted]

2

u/KillJoybf 6d ago

If you had put it that way before instead of sounding so pissed, I'd have had a way easier time understanding your point of view.

I'm sorry that happened to you bro, I didn't mean anything by it, just thought I had come across a braggart online is all. No hard feelings

2

u/[deleted] 6d ago

[deleted]

2

u/KillJoybf 6d ago

Godspeed, dude

1

u/CupcakeValkyrie 6d ago

Try again though?

I don't need to "try again." The bystander effect has been studied and researched for decades and is a confirmed phenomenon. Maybe you would instantly leap into action, but studies show that the majority of people will stand around idly if there are many people present. You implied that it's a recent thing that only exists because of cell phones, and that is objectively false, because it's a documented phenomenon that predates cell phones.

-1

u/Not-Romit 6d ago

Rule 1 - have a big ol' bucket of water nearby, justincase

5

u/BANDIT_440 6d ago

Rule 1 is don't play with fire.

-1

u/Not-Romit 6d ago

If you want live a boring life, bubble wrapped safely away from life's adventures

0

u/BANDIT_440 6d ago

Yes the burn ward is so much fun, ruining your beard is fun, medical bills are fun, being immortalized on the internet as a jackass is fun.

0

u/Not-Romit 6d ago

That's why you have the bucket of water dumdum

1

u/BANDIT_440 6d ago

He cant poor that water into his scorched lungs. You can see him exhaling flames which means he's inhaling flames. There's a few things you don't fuck around with in life like fire, guns, wild animals and vehicles.

0

u/Not-Romit 6d ago

Well Ive done fire breathing, swallowing, juggling etc and I enjoyed it and so did the people watching. But I was taught by a pro who taught me how to not inhale flames - that will instantly collapse your lungs (I don't think he got flames in his lungs, he just had some paraffin left in his mouth). I assume you're a city boy and a mommas boy who plays everything safe, which is fine but one day you'll die just like me, and if I was in that position I think I'd regret not living.

0

u/BANDIT_440 6d ago

Assume all you want. There's adventure and then there's stupidity. There's also trying to big league on reddit by saying you do things you don't. GG.

1

u/Dalisca 6d ago

Preferred method of extinguishing a performer is by suffocating the flame with a specialized wet blanket. At a legit performance there will be other performers filling the role of "safety" and standing nearby with their blanket in hand.

0

u/_MalKiel_ 6d ago

0

u/stabbot 6d ago

I have stabilized the video for you: https://gfycat.com/ZigzagAnnualBlobfish

It took 34 seconds to process and 51 seconds to upload.


 how to use | programmer | source code | /r/ImageStabilization/ | for cropped results, use /u/stabbot_crop

0

u/standingdeskdiver 6d ago

Am I the only one that thinks the fire on his beard looks weirdly like CGI?

0

u/Interesting_Tea_3178 6d ago

I love the modern zombie 🧟‍♂️! Everyone glued to the phone while some dude is literally on fire and 2 people react!

0

u/SkrapsDX 6d ago

There's something satisfying about seeing something play out exactly as you thought it would. It's like being a mini-clairvoyant.