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Lighting A Match With A Rubber Band Is A Handy Trick

Video: If your five o’clock shadow isn’t rugged enough to light a match with, and there’s nowhere else to strike one, a rubber band and a second match are all you need to get a fire started. This one’s going to require some practice to master, and some amateur sniper skills, but MacGyver would be proud.


Lighting A Match With Another Match Is A Useful Trick To Know

Video: Sometimes life gives you too many damn matches and not enough things to strike them on. In those situations, just burn those matches together by using them to ignite each other. It’s fun (because fire is fun) and easy — just group four matches together in a square formation in one hand and then strike another match in between them for maximum fire power.


Cooking Thermite On A Stove Burns The Entire Oven In An Endless Fire

Video: Burning food on a stove top sucks. Burning thermite on a stove top? It totally epic because flames shoot up ridiculously high and burn ridiculously bright and is just totally ridiculous in general. I mean, it burns right through the saucepan, makes a hole through the stove top and then fire drips right into the oven.


Watch A Candle Burn Underwater

Here’s a fun little thing that you think shouldn’t be able to happen but totally understand why it happens after you see it happen. If you stick a candle in a bowl of water and let it burn, the flame will actually be able to be under the water level for a good amount of time. It’s underwater fire!


Torching Gatorade With A Flamethrower Creates Colourful Mini Fountains

Who knew that Gatorade, an elixir of life, would be such a fun thing to blast a flamethrower at? Turns out because the plastic bottle shrinks while the cap disintegrates (since there’s no liquid in it), the delicious hangover-curing fluid starts spewing all over the place. Science experiments that involve flamethrowers are fun.


Burning Artificial Sweeteners Releases Some Bizarre Shooting Webs

Our favourite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it’s torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N’ Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N’ Low put up honourable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned.


How Long It Takes To Burn Off A Christmas Dinner 10 Different Ways

For once, let’s not lie to ourselves about how we’re going to “take it easy” this Christmas. Most of us are going to give thanks by indulging like gluttonous pigs. It’s OK, we can give ourselves a pass every now and then, but let’s be real: if we don’t want to be a bunch of butterfaces in the new year, we’re going to have to work it off. But just how much work are you going to have to do? And by doing what? We crunched the numbers so you don’t have to.


Can You Burn A Photo On Your Skin Using Sunlight?

If you take a negative, slap it on your forearm and sunbathe, will the image burn on your skin? This is a question Petapixel asked of its readers and the video above is the first attempt at an answer.


This Is What Really Happens When A Match Burns

This is what you see when you light up a match and look extremely close at two thousand frames per second. The chemical reactions of the burning phosphorus and gelatin is mesmerising and something that your brain wouldn’t expect.


This Is What Happens When You Burn Steel Wool

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