Tennis Balls Plus Gasoline Equals Super Mario Fireballs - Popular Mechanics

Now you can fling fireballs like Mario, and you don't even need to find a magic flower to get the power. You need only the magical combination of tennis balls and gasoline.

YouTube favorite The http://texastennisopen.com Backyard Scientist released this clip over the weekend in which he took on the challenge of firing Super Mario Bros. fireballs. Wearing water-soaked leather gloves, he even managed to toss the fiery tennis balls around the yard without burning his hands. Bravo, sir. He then batted them around with a tennis racket, which looks oddly beautiful in slow motion.

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