It might come as a surprise, but it turns out flames can't beat a vacuum in a head-to-head battle.
brave stupid man decided to put his household appliance to the test by attempting to suck up a fire that looks like it's been ignited on purpose, and the blaze puts up a good fight. Inexplicably, though, the Oreck comes out victorious in the end.
We don't recommend you try this experiment -- or any variation of it -- at home, but it's entertaining to watch from the safety of your desk.
Take a look for yourself.