Colin Furze

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Colin Furze - photo by Richard Insall

Colin Furze is a plumber, stuntman, inventor, and filmmaker from Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. Colin left school at 16 to become a plumber and stayed as so until he was given his own 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]

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Colin Furze demonstrating his invention dubbed the 'Worlds Fastest Toilet'

Colin Furze has created many amazing 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 which could shoot flames up to 15 ft in the air.[2] On 25 March 2010, Furze was arrested by Lincolnshire Police, for possessing an object converted into a firearm, however, was released on bail without charge until 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 weeks 3 x men characters special by designing a set of realistic Wolverine claws based on a pneumatic system this video quickly picked up views within its first week receiving over 3 million views. [4]

Achievements[edit]

On 14 October 2010, it was announced that Furze had converted a mobility scooter which can reach 71 mph 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 travels over 30 mph 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 Appearances/Shows[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]

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