Flappers to put out fires
While shopping at a hardware store, this guy found something that looked like a shovel, had a handle like a shovel, but was missing the most important part: the blade and cutting edge. In fact, the part that blade was made of rubber and looked a lot like a mud flap for cars. You can’t shovel with this, can you?
That’s because you’re not supposed to. This is a flapper that campers use to put out fires. Some people insisted that the flapper would only ignite the fire as it introduced oxygen into the flames. Others who’ve actually used this flapper swore by its quick extinguishing abilities.