I donât understand why these people keep coming up with impractical inventions all the time. A couple of days ago a dude was frying eggs with a torch and now this Maxablaster lamp made by Ralf Ottow claims to be so bright that it can, in Ottowâs own words, ‘cook your dog.’ No offence, but we in the civilized world still donât eat our pets mister! At 38-million candlepower, the extraordinary lamp needs over 54 batteries to operate and can also illuminate an object almost 4-miles away. How can that help mankind, though, the Dutch engineer failed to specify. Anyway, the ‘genius’ has fitted the lamp with mercury arc bulbs instead of regular light bulbs to achieve the effulgence and apparently he also threw in a UV-filter after the light gave him sunburn!