TIME Science

Watch Two Students Extinguish Fire Using Sound

George Mason University engineers use low-frequency sound waves to put out a blaze

A pair of engineering students at George Mason University in Virginia managed to create a fire extinguisher that operates using sound waves.

This started as an idea for a senior research project, and after a year’s worth of tinkering (and spending $600 of their own money), Seth Robertson and Viet Tran created something fully functional, the Washington Post reports. As you’ll see in the clip above, the portable device puts out a blaze in mere seconds.

Sound waves are also “pressure waves, and they displace some of the oxygen,” Tran told the Washington Post, explaining how the apparatus works. At the right frequency, the sound waves “separate the oxygen [in the fire] from the fuel,” he said. “The pressure wave is going back and forth, and that agitates where the air is. That specific space is enough to keep the fire from reigniting.”

After quite a bit of trial and error, Tran and Robertson found the frequency that worked. Before applying for a patent, though, the engineers plan to do a lot more testing. Stay tuned for the day when you’ll be able to use this in your kitchen.

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TIME Food & Drink

New Line of Sriracha Snacks Will Be the ‘Real Deal’

Sriracha Ordered By Department Of Public Health To Hold Shipments For 35 Days
Scott Olson—Getty Images Bottles of Sriracha hot chili sauce

Hummus, croutons, and chips to be flavored with the original Huy Fong Sriracha

In the coming months, lovers of the red rooster will be able to buy Huy Fong Foods Sriracha hummus, croutons, tortilla chips, potato chips, and actual Sriracha spice to season your own food with, Yahoo reports.

Thought some of these items already existed? Not quite.

While companies like Lays have created snacks with Sriracha flavoring, any true hot sauce connoisseur knows that there is only one true Huy Fong Sriracha — which recently partnered up with Pop! Gourmet Foods.

“McCormick does a Sriracha seasoning, but it’s not Huy Fong,” Pop! founder and CEO David Israel told Yahoo. “With us, you’re getting the real deal.”

The official Sriracha seasoning will be available April 20.

The two companies already rolled out Sriracha popcorn earlier this year.

[Yahoo]

TIME Sports

Watch an NCAA Player Accidentally Reveal His Crush at a Press Conference

Nigel Hayes' embarrassment is so real

A college basketball player put the madness in March Madness this week when he said something he didn’t mean to say while his mic was hot.

At a Sweet Sixteen press conference in Los Angeles, Nigel Hayes, a sophomore forward for the Wisconsin Badgers, turned to one of his teammates and, referring to the stenographer, said “Gosh, she’s beautiful.” His mic picked that up, and the whole room started laughing. He asked the woman, “Did you hear that?” and covered his face.

(h/t Bleacher Report)

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TIME

This Stunning Time-Lapse Video of Flowers Blooming Will Make You Really, Really Ready for Spring

Watch a dozen types of gorgeous cactus flowers bloom in seconds

It’s technically spring, but several parts of the U.S. are still facing cold temperatures and generally unpleasant weather. Watching the above video, though, will help us all feel like it’s spring.

Created by filmmaker Greg Krehel (also known as EchinopsisFreak), this time-lapse video shows a dozen types of Echinopsis cactus flowers blooming (and then wilting.) These types of flowers bloom overnight and then last for one day, he explains in the video’s description. They’re at their “peak beauty” for just one or two hours.

“With their garish colors, their crazy shapes, and the contrast between spiky parent and the flowers, the cacti provide the drama,” Krehel writes. “My job is simple: bring their freaky nature to your attention.”

TIME Television

Watch Mariah Carey Kill at Car Karaoke on The Late Late Show

James Corden continues his streak

After convincing Tom Hanks to recreate his most famous movies in an seven-minute video, new Late Late Show host James Corden set about getting Mariah Carey to do a little car karaoke with him and the results are equally memorable.

In the video, Carey and Corden are engaged in the popular Los Angeles pastime of driving around endlessly until Corden “accidentally” turns on one of the diva’s hits. As the opening bars of “Always Be My Baby” played, Carey announced, “I’m not singing today. I was up all night.” Then she gamely started singing along with Corden anyway. As they drove, they chatted and sang through a medley of Carey’s greatest hits with Corden giving it his — although he might not want to give up his day job quite yet.

TIME celebrity

Watch Jimmy Fallon’s Mitt Romney Impression on The Tonight Show

It's not too bad

When you think of Saturday Night Live alumni doing impressions of GOP candidates, Jimmy Fallon typically isn’t the first name that comes to mind.

But the Tonight Show host turned in a passable impression of Mitt Romney Wednesday night when the former presidential candidate appeared on Fallon’s show.

The segment’s conceit is a loose one. Romney, 68, is psyching himself up in the mirror before his interview, and Fallon is playing his reflection. Fallon has fun with some of Romney’s mannerisms, including his oddly intoned laugh, and Romney proves a great sport throughout.

Later on, during the actual interview, Romney revealed some details on his upcoming charity boxing match with Evander Holyfield (“It’s gonna be a very quick bout,” Romney joked). Aside from discussing the charity that the fight will benefit, he showed a clip of his 2-year-old grandson Winston “training” him for the fight.

Taking on Holyfield might be kind of easy after standing up to that kind of abuse.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME politics

Watch John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

Tans were discussed

Members of Congress including House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came together to read mean tweets about themselves on video to promote Wednesday’s 2015 Radio & Television Correspondents Association Dinner.

Spoiler alert: Fake tans were discussed.

“Um… @NancyPelosi looks like a tub of orange sherbert right now on CSPAN,” Pelosi read one, before ad-libbing: “Was I standing too close to John Boehner?”

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The video then cuts to Boehner reading a tweet stating that he “Looks like an angry Oompa Loopa. I presume he bribes his constituents with promises of chocolate and Gobstoppers.”

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The twitterverse can be so cruel. Luckily Boehner was able to keep it together:

TIME Bizarre

Watch a Guy Build an Iron Throne Out of Carrots for His Pet Rabbit

"The carrot throne is mine by rights"

The ultimate Game of Thrones fan and animal lover has built a replica of the series’ Iron Throne entirely out of shredded carrots for his Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rabbit named Wallace — also known as “Wallace the Mad King” on YouTube.

Did the rabbit eat all of the veggies? In a Reddit thread, the owner admits “I ate most of it.”

In the user’s last viral stunt, he taught the rabbit how to fetch him a beer.

Season 5 of the hit HBO show premieres April 12.

TIME celebrity

Watch Ed Sheeran Surprise a Couple at Their Wedding

And then sing "Thinking Out Loud" for their first dance

Ed Sheeran continued his streak of doing adorable and sweet things by making a surprise appearance at an Australian couple’s wedding.

The couple, Kya and Matt, had won an all-expenses-paid wedding from Sydney’s KIIS FM after Matt called in to explain the couple’s situation. They’d been planning to get married, but after Kya’s mother took her own life they had to postpone the event. Since then, they’ve been struggling to get enough money together.

The wedding KIIS FM planned for Kya and Matt included a special appearance by Ed Sheeran, who’s currently touring in Australia. He surprised the couple and then sang his hit “Thinking Out Loud” for their first dance.

It was all really adorable and then Ed wished them well with some parting words: “Make lots of babies tonight.”

TIME viral

What If Michael Bay Directed Girls?

Michael Bay and HBO’s Girls are about as dissimilar and themes as two entertainment brands can be. The director shoots for high-concept flicks with outlandish stunts and insane plots, while Lena Dunham’s show aims for low-key characterization and development. Whenever the two collided in a mash-up, real or otherwise, one’s sensibilities would be crushed for comedic effect, skewering the other.

This is exactly what happened when YouTuber Alberto Belli released the video “What if Michael Bay directed HBO’s ‘Girls’ ” on Wednesday. Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna are all shown in the parody, accompanied by regular barbs about their body and attractiveness. To make it a genuine Bay parody, oversaturated scenes, jets, and—naturally—explosions appear.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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