Did you know that the first fire extinguisher of which there is any record was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey, a celebrated chemist at that time? That’s right, it consisted of a cask of fire-extinguishing liquid containing a pewter chamber of gunpowder. This was connected with a system of fuses which were ignited, exploding the gunpowder and scattering the solution. Now the modern stored pressure model you see above just so happened to be on fire, rendering it useless. Continue reading for more unintentionally ironic pictures that will make you look twice.