No. You aren't in Fringe.
KDR has a long and storied history of good-on-paper ideas. My favorite was a wheel heater circa 2004 (I was a sophomore, so I was just following orders at that point. Don't judge me.). A number of methods were tried, but the one I spent a spring break working on was a radiator -- obviously because it will never get hotter than 212 degrees, so it will never burn the wheel, which is something our previous heaters did a lot (a LOT). So, I spent days in the garage sweating joints for a homemade radiator and attaching a hot water heater to it, and putting it in a big 30 lb wooden insulated box. The water was moved around via a drill powered pump. Like, hand drill. This was by far the coolest and stupidest thing I have ever built for buggy.
This story gets better: After a while, we came to realize that I am not the best plumber, and my poor joint sweating meant that the water could easily evaporate out of the heater, so we replaced the fluid in the entire contraption with antifreeze. I still can't remember the exact reason for this, but I bet it was awesome. So then after like a week, the entire contraption was covered with green, sticky crap. The kicker, though, was that the antifreeze dissolved the plastic parts in the hand-drill pump, so my beautiful radiator became full of super-hot antifreeze/dissolved plastic. We didn't keep going with this idea.
Unfortunately by this time it was a week before raceday, so for truck weekend we put the wheels in the house convection oven. This was not horrible -- they got hot, and if you handled them with gloves and kept them insulated between the house and the course, they were actually pretty usable (compared to a cold or green/sticky wheel). It made getting bearings and junk in before the heat kind of painful, but whatever, it gave me a sick pleasure seeing TJ in obvious pain and trying to fake it. About 4 hours in the oven and the wheel was ready to go.
So if 4 hours is good, 9 hours is great, right? Raceday, gotta be as fast/hot as possible! So that happened. 20 minutes before Men's A, we carried a tray full of very hot wheels over to the truck. 10 minutes before (or whatever, I wasn't in the truck) someone picked up the hub, and it came completely off -- as in, left its urethane ring on the tray. So they had to find a new wheel, which didn't fit or something, and we got a 5 second DQ.
The story has a happy ending where the next year we weren't retarded and set a house record. My favorite part about KDR was the technological development between 2003 and 2009, which was absurdly rapid. You can say it wasn't but... go to hell. Homemade drill powered antifreeze radiator ftw.