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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.