Shortly after 9 a.m. and the temperature inside the BDJ Labs facility already is insufferable--we can't imagine turning on the oven, even if it is to consume delicious bacon. We're currently discussing how to get around the heat--air-condition BDJ HQ, move to an associates' cooler office, procure precooked bacon to mix in with test subjects (instead of baking), put tests on hold until the mercury drops, etc. We love bacon, but we don't want to die for it (not yet, anyway).
In the meantime, we can't just leave you hanging--click on the photo (or here, if you're too hot and tired to drag your mouse alllllll the way back up and over there) to read about one intrepid baconeer's bold efforts to make a bacon blowtorch. Yeah, you read that right.