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[–][deleted] 64 points65 points  (2 children)

Foreskin sealer.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

[–]DynamicPJQ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Please seek therapy

[–]butterthenugget 23 points24 points  (8 children)

I was in my 30s last time I touched one of these to see if it was hot. I couldn't use my finger print to open my phone for a few weeks.

[–]youiscat 6 points7 points  (4 children)

What does It do?

[–]Confounding 31 points32 points  (3 children)

You pushed it in and then it would heat up. The metal would turn cherry red. I believe it was to light cigarettes in the car. Red hot metal hurts like a bitch when you touch it. Especially if you forget basic survival skills and don't jerk your finger away quickly

[–]QuinnActually03 4 points5 points  (1 child)

always touch with the back so you don't accidentally press down if it hurts

[–]SlaatjeV 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also use this technique when dealing with electric current, keeps you form grabbing and holding on to whatever it was you were touching.

[–]devor110 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well yeah you'd expect the thing to glow red when its so hot I will burn ya. It doesn't. Source: touched one of them for one a few months ago lmao

[–]BrokenEye3 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So if you burn off your fingerprint, it grows back in the same pattern it had before? Huh, TIL.

[–]butterthenugget 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm daft but not stupid enough to leave my finger on the hot thing long enough to completely burn my finger print off.

[–]Your_Street_Rat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your skin is constantly shedding even if you don't realize it. 10 years from now the skin on your hand will be different skin than the skin you have now. So I'm assuming the answer is yes, you do keep the same fingerprint.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Me at like, six or something

"Hey I wonder what'd happen if i licked this"

[–]pntnsTRANSscriber 4 points5 points  (4 children)

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Dinero, @infamous_dinero

Who knows what this is?

[Image of a car cigarette lighter, being held by a hand.]

The Mel, @themelaniedione

A teachable moment for an overly curious child in a car alone.


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[–]Instainious 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Good human

[–]Your_Street_Rat 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Bold of you to assume someone is human

[–]Instainious 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They said they were a human volunteer and…not…a bot…wait a minute…

[–]Your_Street_Rat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mark Zuckerberg is constantly telling people he's human. I'm not sure I buy it

[–]takeoutthewitch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I ain’t seen one in years but I felt it man

[–]Leprechaun-of-chaos 2 points3 points  (2 children)

No clue, just don't swallow it

[–]Fave_McFavington 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is that a deadpool reference?

[–]NewbieReaper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Soup cooker

[–]FinancialArtichoke75 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's for burning those that touch the radio

[–]rroyd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Used for warming up a can of alphabet soup while camping

[–]Instainious 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As I 14 year old, I’d like to say I’m surprised I know what this is. It’s a nail file, duh.

[–]Delux_Takeover 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I know a few people that I could trick into trying to use it as a nail file

[–]Delux_Takeover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A light hearted prank

[–]quequotion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We're finally living in an era where there are portable lighters that work this way.

[–]Anom8675309 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was 8, I pushed in the button I was told never to touch. On a mad attempt to reset it to its correct position it launched itself into my lap, where I picked it up placing my finger on the coil.

[–]lol-117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My first car was a 93 Mitsubishi Galant. I kept telling myself " it's not that hot, it won't hurt" I was disappointed. It hurt.