Colin Furze

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Colin Furze
Photograph of Colin Furze
Born 1975
Residence Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Occupation plumber, stuntman, inventor and filmmaker
Website
www.colinfurze.com

Colin Furze (born 1979) is a plumber, stuntman, inventor and filmmaker from Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. Colin left school at 16 to become a plumber, which he remained until joining Sky1 program Gadget Geeks. Colin uses his plumbing and engineering experience to build many contraptions, including a wall of death, the world's longest motorbike,[1] the world's fastest stroller made with turbojet engines and a jet-powered motorcycle made with pulsejet engines.

Inventions[edit]

Colin Furze has created many contraptions which are all available to watch on his YouTube Channel.

On 13 March 2010, Furze uploaded a video to YouTube of his converted scooter. This had a flame thrower on the back that could shoot flames up to 15 feet (4.6 m) in the air.[2] On 25 March 2010, Furze was arrested by Lincolnshire Police, for possessing an object converted into a firearm. He was released on bail without charge on 6 May 2010. This was Furze's third attempt, as the first did not ignite and the second burst into flames.[3]

On May 5, 2014 Furze posted a video to kick off his 3-week long X-Men characters special by designing a set of realistic Wolverine claws based on a pneumatic system. Within its first week it had received over 3 million views.[4]

Achievements[edit]

On 14 October 2010, it was announced that Furze had modified a mobility scooter which can reach 71 mph (114 km/h) to try to enter the Guinness Book of Records. It took him nearly three months to build and has a 125cc motorcycle engine.[5]

On 10 October 2012, Furze posted a video showing a pram fitted with an engine which, if it travels over 30 mph (48 km/h), will make it the world's fastest pram.[6] The baby carriage was featured in the October 2013 copy of Popular Science Magazine, when Colin was interviewed about the reasons he modded the pram.[7]

Television[edit]

Colin appears as one of the experts on Gadget Geeks, the Sky1 series that focuses on technology and gadgets, that aired in January 2012.[8] Colin appeared on the E4 show Virtually Famous demonstrating his wolverine claws on 28 July 2014.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marsden, Liam (October 24, 2008). "Friday funny: World's longest motorcycle record broken". Motorcycle News.
  2. ^ Direct Bikes Scooter Flame Thrower Colin Furze. DirectBikes. March 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ The Daily Telegraph (March 27, 2010). "Flame-thrower scooter owner arrested". The Daily Telegraph.
  4. ^ Youtube (May 5, 2014). "DIY X-MEN WOLVERINE fully automatic claws'". YouTube.
  5. ^ The Daily Telegraph (October 14, 2010). "Man builds world's fastest mobility scooter". The Daily Telegraph.
  6. ^ ITV News (October 11, 2012). "Inventor shows off 'world's fastest pram'". ITV News.
  7. ^ Gregory Mone (17 January 2013). "You Built What?!: The World's Fastest Baby Carriage". Popular Science. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  8. ^ "Gadget Geeks - Our Inventors". BSkyB. 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Virtually Famous Episode 1.2". 

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