This Levitating Matchstick Trick Is A Great Excuse To Play With Fire

Need an excuse to go play with matches? Too bad, you’re getting one anyway. Turns out if you place a couple of matches up against each other just right and then light them on fire (duh), you can actually perform a crazy little levitation trick!

Grant Thomspon pitches it like a clever, unloseable bar bet — and we already know a bit about those. But in addition to being a trick, this is just awesome. The hard part is balancing the matchsticks. I just tried; it’s infuriating.

But if you can get things up and get the fire blazing, the matchsticks really do contort and levitate in a way that seems almost magical at first glance. Maybe putting $20 under there isn’t the best idea ever, but if nothing else it’s an excuse to get your friends to show you where the matches are.