A man created a ball that extinguishes fire instantly after he survived a lethal hotel fire

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Phanawatnan Kaimart invented the Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball after he survived the 1997 Royal Jomtien Resort Hotel fire, which killed nearly 100 people. It’s safer to use than a normal fire extinguisher: it spreads dry powder that doesn’t harm humans or the environment, and you can throw it farther than the range of a normal extinguisher. It weighs only three pounds, and its explosion radius is more than four feet.

Story by Jacob Shamsian and editing by Carl Mueller.

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