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Date: 04/25/05 01:47 AM

24 Responses to Fire without matches

  1. Profile photo of biskitbeetle
    biskitbeetle Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2005 at 11:48 pm
    Link: Fire without matches - Make fire using only a coke can and a bar of chocolate


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    Bored_Turkey Female 13-17
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    April 25, 2005 at 2:01 am
    I`d sooner eat the chocolate than actually start a fire with it.
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    GoddessDyane Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2005 at 2:05 am
    That`s pretty cool.
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    saddude Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2005 at 2:09 am
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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2005 at 2:10 am
    so, chocolate can work as polish, interesting.
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    Yushi Female 18-29
    412 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 2:30 am
    sweet, i gotta remember to bring that if i ever go hiking XD then i can eat the chocolate and drink the coke after!
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    ninja_mut Male 18-29
    185 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 3:10 am
    Hmmm..... the nazi that is a low rider. Will he never leave this community. I think not, I shal provoke him. I will poke him with a stick and let his wrath pour down on my like rain from the gods. why is he so angry? He most have been hated by his mother. The poor tormented soul that he is. I feel his pain and it saddens me, may he find peace somewhere down the line in his life. He makes me sad. |-(
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    MiligrmSmile Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2005 at 4:39 am
    i think ninja_mut would sooner snatch your dong out of your pants. have fun you two
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    ZekeZacary Male 18-29
    12 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 4:43 am
    I think Nazi is having a midlife crisis cause someone else cut off his dong long before Ninja did. Being the mornoic White Power guy he seems to be, it was prolly a pencil sharpner.
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    swiftd Male 13-17
    127 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 6:48 am
    lol, amazing.. how do ppl find out about these kinda stuff? wow
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    Manicstoive Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2005 at 7:38 am
    Seems the critical element here is sunlight. So its about as useful as an ashtry on a motorbike here in the UK. Cool concept though.
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    Monkeyraper Male 18-29
    12 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 8:53 am
    No poo, I totally thought that a soda can and bar of chocolate would spontaneously combust.
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    Sez-uk Female 18-29
    140 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 10:05 am
    meh , i prefer to use glue , sticks and feathers - i find it has EXACTLY the same effect as a lighter
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    Ikari Male 18-29
    161 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 11:20 am
    So, if i grab some cans i can make my neighb life a living hell?
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    Mat Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2005 at 11:33 am
    You should rename this "How to polish the bottom of a coke can with chocolate"...
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    waify Female 18-29
    90 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 12:11 pm
    I agree Mat. I was hoping for some sort of chemical can essentially start a fire with sunlight and any shiny object.
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    voodoowild22 Female 18-29
    138 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 7:58 pm
    i like magnifying glasses and ants better.
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    Andy329 Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2005 at 3:39 am
    "i like magnifying glasses and ants better." defianatly
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    YouG Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2005 at 10:40 pm
    that was nice polishing
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2005 at 10:12 pm
    this kinda exagerates it, though....
    first of all, it has to be one hell of a sunny day. the concave reflecting surface of a pop can would work better than a flat mirror because the convex mirrors use their parabolic shape to aim light at the focus of the mirror (which you should probably find mathematically to make this task easier)...
    secondly, this still takes a long time to do and is pretty much insane to start a decent fire with. notice that they are lighting a combustable fungus (i assume to be similar to lycopodium)...however, only a small amount of this may be ignited at one time....and the resulting flame is very short lived...

    if you`re going to need a fire....just take matches or a lighter.

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    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    May 22, 2005 at 10:06 pm
    OMG, why the hell would they use Toblerone? That sh*t is heaven on earth; you don`t use it polish a f*cking can!!!!!

    Also, those instructions could`ve been cut in half, cuz it kept repeating itself. The first half of it was telling you to polish the bottom.

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    allycat1 Female 13-17
    46 posts
    May 30, 2005 at 11:20 am
    ok thats was so pointles how would you have coke and toblerone but not matches it was cool but not pratical...i could probably wast half of my afternoon on trying to do that! ohh now i want to try it!
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    axe9 Male 18-29
    67 posts
    July 3, 2005 at 7:17 pm
    ya, just bring matches
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    jameswu1991 Male 13-17
    47 posts
    August 27, 2005 at 3:49 pm

    matches can get wet

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