How to clear out an anthill with gasoline

I feel like this is a ReBoing

Ever since humans figured out how to make fire on their own we’ve been looking for more ridiculous ways to use it. Up next, using fire to spice up your love life (not in the safe way obviously).

There’s a Secret Life of Machines episode that demonstrates the relative energy density between gunpowder and gasoline (petrol) by using something like a teaspoon of each to launch a (tennis?) ball from a mortar. It’s easy to understand how we became addicted to gasoline as a convenient way to carry around an astounding amount of energy.

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Forget the ants and focus on the giant “roach” that crawls across the patio behind him.

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