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* That guy from ''Film/TheCore'' did it to demonstrate what could happen to the earth before long if something wasn't done.

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* That guy Keyes and Zimsky from ''Film/TheCore'' did it use this, to demonstrate what could happen to the earth before long if something wasn't isn't done.


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* This is one of the many weapons you can find in ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}''. You can either use the traditional method, or light it and toss it like a Molotov. Die Bug Die in ''Blood 2'' works on the same principle, substituting the can of aerosol for a CartoonBugSprayer filled with extremely acidic and flammable bug spray.

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* This is one of the many weapons you can find in ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}''. You can either use the traditional method, method or light it and toss it like a Molotov. Die Bug Die in ''Blood 2'' works on the same principle, substituting the can of aerosol for a CartoonBugSprayer filled with extremely acidic and flammable bug spray.



* The game ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' had this as one of your most useful weapons against the spider menace. Getting both the matches and the aerosol can in the same level would make you extremely dangerous.

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* The game ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' had this as one of your most useful weapons against the spider menace. Getting both the matches and the aerosol can in on the same level would make you extremely dangerous.



** ''Postal 3'' also gets one as the pepper spray's alt fire.

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** ''Postal 3'' also gets one as the pepper spray's alt fire.alt-fire.



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** A few videos on Website/YouTube of people using this to [[KillItWithFire get rid of wasp nests]]. This gets mixed results, since even though the nest is made of what is basically paper, not all the wasps will be killed every time.

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** A few videos on Website/YouTube of people using this to [[KillItWithFire get rid of wasp nests]]. This gets mixed results, results since even though the nest is made of what is basically paper, not all the wasps will be killed every time.

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* ''Film/WhenEvilCalls'': The girl who wishes to be hot gets her wish when she lights a cigarette just as her friend sitting next to her spritzes perfume in her direction. The lighter ignites the stream of perfume and sets her head on fire.


* ''The Secret of the Ninth Planet'', by Donald A. Wollheim. A giant ameoba creature is about to devour an astronaut, but it's ImmuneToBullets as it has no vital organs. So his companion disconnects his oxygen hose and ignites it with the muzzle flare of his pistol.

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* ''The Secret of the Ninth Planet'', by Donald A. Wollheim. A giant ameoba creature is about to devour an astronaut, but it's ImmuneToBullets as it has no vital organs. So his companion [[SpaceSuitsAreScubaGear disconnects his oxygen hose hose]] and ignites it with the muzzle flare of his pistol.

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* ''The Secret of the Ninth Planet'', by Donald A. Wollheim. A giant ameoba creature is about to devour an astronaut, but it's ImmuneToBullets as it has no vital organs. So his companion disconnects his oxygen hose and ignites it with the muzzle flare of his pistol.


* In the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode "The Day the Magic Died", the Halliwell sisters have to bring some nonmagical weapons into a meeting with demons, and the weapons have to be disguised as other things. One of them is an aerosol can of hairspray made into a flamethrower.

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* In the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/Charmed1998'' episode "The Day the Magic Died", the Halliwell sisters have to bring some nonmagical weapons into a meeting with demons, and the weapons have to be disguised as other things. One of them is an aerosol can of hairspray made into a flamethrower.

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* You have to make one in ''VideoGame/KingdomOMagic'', in order to get rid of some seriously overgrown spiders.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN0zPOpADL4 this teaser]] for an animated film of ''ComicBook/Agent327'', our hero combines aerosol + hairdryer to escape a FateWorseThanDeath!


* In ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' Vanessa's angry husband uses this to try and get rid of Barry the bee protagonist... It doesn't work.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' Vanessa's angry husband boyfriend Ken uses this to try and get rid of Barry the bee protagonist... It doesn't work.



* In the dutch reality TV series ''Oh Oh Tirol'' (basically a dutch ''Series/JerseyShore'') Tatjana uses this to light a cigarette when she can't find a lighter. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvGEUwULoVQ&feature=player_detailpage video at 0:24]]

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* In the dutch Dutch reality TV series ''Oh Oh Tirol'' (basically a dutch ''Series/JerseyShore'') Tatjana uses this to light a cigarette when she can't find a lighter. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvGEUwULoVQ&feature=player_detailpage video at 0:24]]



** It's notable that the first time they did this, it was improvisation on Dean's part, using a can of insecticide and a lighter to fight off invading bugs. In the later episodes where fire was the weapon of choice, the brothers can be seen constructing their own temporary flamethrowers out of gas bottles and copper piping.

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** It's notable that the first time they did this, it was an improvisation on Dean's part, using a can of insecticide and a lighter to fight off invading bugs. In the later episodes where fire was the weapon of choice, the brothers can be seen constructing their own temporary flamethrowers out of gas bottles and copper piping.



* This is one of the many weapons you can find in ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}''. You can either use the traditional method, or light it and toss it like a molotov. Die Bug Die in ''Blood 2'' works on the same principle, substituting the can of aerosol for a CartoonBugSprayer filled with extremely acidic and flammable bug spray.

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* This is one of the many weapons you can find in ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}''. You can either use the traditional method, or light it and toss it like a molotov.Molotov. Die Bug Die in ''Blood 2'' works on the same principle, substituting the can of aerosol for a CartoonBugSprayer filled with extremely acidic and flammable bug spray.



* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2'' gets one with the ''A Week in Paradise'' mod and Creator/{{Steam}} retail version. The effect looks more like slow-moving clouds of flame rather than a stream, which actually makes it useful for short-term area denial.[[labelnote:Why?]] While the gas can can create large pools and trails of gasoline to burn for several minutes it takes a minute to pour it out as well and the [[MolotovCocktail molotovs]] bounce when thrown. If you have someone, mainly cops, chasing you the Can of Stynx can start fires quicker at the cost of shorter burn times and range.[[/labelnote]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2'' gets one with the ''A Week in Paradise'' mod and Creator/{{Steam}} retail version. The effect looks more like slow-moving clouds of flame rather than a stream, which actually makes it useful for short-term area denial.[[labelnote:Why?]] While the gas can can create large pools and trails of gasoline to burn for several minutes it takes a minute to pour it out as well and the [[MolotovCocktail molotovs]] Molotovs]] bounce when thrown. If you have someone, mainly cops, chasing you the Can of Stynx can start fires quicker at the cost of shorter burn times and range.[[/labelnote]]



* Torches / power lighters based on cans (normally lighter refill, not aerosol). The one [[http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/06/diy-mosquito-killing.html most advanced so far]] was featured on [=BoingBoing=]. Safe only if both made and used with care, of course. But aside of overkilling pesky insects, these things are powerful enough to dry up wet firewood and thus good at starting campfires.

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* Torches / power Torches/power lighters based on cans (normally lighter refill, not aerosol). The one [[http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/06/diy-mosquito-killing.html most advanced so far]] was featured on [=BoingBoing=]. Safe only if both made and used with care, of course. But aside of overkilling pesky insects, these things are powerful enough to dry up wet firewood and thus good at starting campfires.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Kung Pao Turkey" has Stan trying to scare his Chinese in-laws away by wearing a cardboard Franchise/{{Godzilla}} costume and attempting to imitate breathing fire using this method. He accidentally sets the head of his costume on fire and his mother-in-law puts it out with the water from a vase before telling him that Godzilla is from Japan.


* The ''Series/MythBusters'' did this with pepper spray. While testing if a pepper spray covered shirt was flammable, they tested different brands to see if the pepper spray itself was flammable; of five types they tried, two were non-flammable, one created a stream of fire, and the other two gave large flames typical of this trope.
** The test was inspired by an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' in which tasering a pepper-sprayed suspect set them on fire. (The Mythbusters themselves even get to make a cameo appearance in the expository scene where it's explained why the poor man went up in flames.)

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* The ''Series/MythBusters'' did this with pepper spray. While testing if a pepper spray covered shirt was flammable, they tested different brands to see if the pepper spray itself was flammable; of five types they tried, two were non-flammable, one created a stream of fire, and the other two gave large flames typical of this trope.
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The test was inspired by an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' in which tasering a pepper-sprayed suspect set them on fire. (The Mythbusters themselves even get to make a cameo appearance in the expository scene where it's explained why the poor man went up in flames.)


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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' Vanessa's angry husband uses this to try and get rid of Barry the bee protagonist... It doesn't work.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'' Nana uses this technique to light a campfire in the African bush.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' Vanessa's angry husband uses this to try and get rid of Barry the bee protagonist... It doesn't work.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'' Nana uses this technique to light a campfire in the African bush.


* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}: Escape 2 Africa'' Nana uses this technique to light a campfire in the African bush.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}: Escape 2 Africa'' ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'' Nana uses this technique to light a campfire in the African bush.

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* As demonstrated in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD3Hjrt2UEE this vine]]. (Insert volume warning here)

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* In ''Fanfic/AFantasticUpheavalOfPreviouslyHeldNotions'', Barbara improvises one when defending her home against Rust Trolls.
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