Birthdays are as much about celebrating someone as they are a desperate attempt to find a book of matches or a working lighter to secretly get the candles on a birthday cake lit. But that mad hunt for fire could be a thing of the past if these self-lighting Match Candles ever become a reality.
It's usually over in an instant, but when you capture macro footage of a match head igniting at 4,000 frames per second, suddenly that almost instantaneous event becomes a fascinating look into the science of fire and ignition. And believe it or not, YouTuber UltraSlo had to throw an additional 2,000 watts of light on…
Need an excuse to go play with matches? Too bad, you're getting one anyway. Turns out if you place a couple matches up against each other just right and then light them on fire (duh), you can actually perform a crazy little levitation trick!
In practice, strike-anywhere matches are super simple; just hit things until fire starts. But there's actually a whole bunch of chemistry hiding in those little red and white tips, and even the sticks below them.
We all know the familiar, dotted pattern of a matchbox striking strip. It's distinctive, but not particularly pretty. But with a splash of color and a little geometric variation, you can actually get something worth having out on the shelf.
Douse them with water. Bury them in earth. Blast them with air. None of it's going to stop these matches from burning. And I'm assuming Heart wouldn't put up much of a fight against them either.
Some people can start a fire with green two twigs in a monsoon, but others among us prefer to do things the easy way.
Hey, it's your birthday! To celebrate this momentous occasion I got the pocket birthday kit complete with four candles, matches and a base. Why are you crying? What do you mean you don't have any friends? I'm here with the pocket birthday dude! This is supposed to be a happy time. Available for about $6 (which is…
Think lighting a match takes too much time and effort? You're not alone, apparently. Rather than going through the excruciating motions of taking a match out of a matchbox and striking it on the side, the Lucifer holds matches and strikes them as you take them out.