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Date: 06/22/07 02:12 AM

61 Responses to Make Fire With a Battery

  1. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 9:58 pm
    Link: Make Fire With a Battery - I guess if you don`t have any matches, but have a battery and some steel wool, this could come in handy.
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    Cy Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2007 at 10:07 pm
    The cut between blowing on the straw and actually getting a fire was suspicious.
  3. Profile photo of zirak
    zirak Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:16 am
    ^^just what i was thinking...
  4. Profile photo of McKyle
    McKyle Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:16 am
    Hmm, Kind of informing.
    I think puting in th microwave would be cooler though.
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    vivelacw Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:19 am
    I learned this in like, grade 7.
    It`s not THAT exciting.
  6. Profile photo of Rofl_Ryan
    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:23 am
    ^^once saw that on brainiac, what a cool show.

    Anyway, why would you carry a 9v batter and some steel wool around with you?
    Surly if you were goint 2 remember things like that you would surly remember a lighter when u go camping.
    I liked the vid tho tnx.

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    DiceMan Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:31 am
    Rofl Ryan, I absolutely agree. Useless clip.
    "How to make fire with a vulcano"
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    nerdpickle13 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:35 am
    I agree with Cy too hahhhaha...i think at the end it should be like...when the said.."just a few seconds later and you have a nice fire going....then they show the whole back yard on fire and every one is screaming...hhhahahha that would e funny
  9. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:38 am
    It works with any kind of battery, 9v would just be the easiest to pull it off with.

    And if a lighter gets wet or it`s windy outside, ryan, you`re kinda S.O.L.

  10. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:40 am
    Not to say this is all that practical, I`m just saying you can`t rely on a lighter in the wilderness. At all.
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    Xlune Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:44 am
    ^^ B-Hazard is right, happened to me once. Camping, lighter, river, lighter in river, no fire :( But I wouldn`t take this with me either
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    EmoCrys Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:57 am
    yay pyromaniacs!!!
  13. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:02 am
    I bring these two camping with me every time! (seriously!)
  14. Profile photo of 1-Up
    1-Up Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:04 am
    Rofl_Ryan u have the same idea and why would i have steel wool and a 9v battry but no matches
  15. Profile photo of kawnbeef
    kawnbeef Female 30-39
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:05 am
    My brother learned how to do this to light cigarettes when he was in prison. Apparently, these items were easier to get a hold of than lighters and matches.
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:31 am
    :O YAY! My friend was just frowning because she lost her lighter!
  17. Profile photo of Rofl_Ryan
    Rofl_Ryan Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:36 am
    ^^b-hazard, why would you want to get wet anyway?(You find shelter)
    ...and if u want to light a cig, the wind is not gna stop you.(as and example)
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    unknownbeing Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 6:05 am
    damnit i was hoping that when he said "a nice fire going" it would show a scene with him running around like mad with the house on fire
  19. Profile photo of readytofall
    readytofall Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 6:36 am
    DAMN YOU NERD PICKLE!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. Profile photo of ladydarkwind
    ladydarkwind Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 7:32 am
    thats cool. i will have to try it out sometime.
  21. Profile photo of jester_dan
    jester_dan Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 7:35 am
    i am never ever going to carry steel wool and a 9v battery in the same pocket. that might be the answer to spontanious combustion :P
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    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 9:28 am
    `why would you carry a 9v batter and some steel wool around with you?`
    if you`re camping you might have brillo pads with you, they work like this too
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    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 9:39 am
    I don`t think this idiot can light a fire.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 10:52 am
    This is great! I`m going to keep a 9-volt battery and some steel wool with me all the time now! In the same pocket!
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    Clayboy Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 11:30 am
    "Not to say this is all that practical, I`m just saying you can`t rely on a lighter in the wilderness. At all."

    Its simple, bring a flint! It actually "used" for that purpose.

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    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 11:35 am
    Nobody on I-A-B seems to understand the concept of gunpowder and a flare gun...
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    larajunky Female 40-49
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    June 22, 2007 at 12:26 pm
    Gotta love pyro`s ... their so ... crazy!
  28. Profile photo of sam_1123
    sam_1123 Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    Does anyone think that it`s just a little bit `tarded lighting a fire on a plastic patio table?
  29. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    -^^b-hazard, why would you want to get wet anyway?(You find shelter) -

    I said if...as in should something happen to get it wet.

    And it`s not like I said "You can`t go swimming or take a shower with a lighter and still have it work!"

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    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    [email protected]
  31. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    im not a pyromantic........ honestly......... realy im not............

    ok so maybe i am

    so what, the battery thingy is pretty basic stuff anyways

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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:12 pm
    NERDPICKLE!!!! (It seems to be the trend...)
  33. Profile photo of rofl-sockz13
    rofl-sockz13 Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    wow, cool
  34. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    im not a pyromantic........ honestly......... realy im not............

    ok so maybe i am

    so what, the battery thingy is pretty basic stuff anyways

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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    we did this in science class during a lab...
    we weren`t SUPPOSED to do it, but we gathered up everyones, brought it to a table and lit it on fire.. it was so sweet. we`re such rebels..
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    madmax11 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    repost?
  37. Profile photo of phobophobic
    phobophobic Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 4:42 pm
    fun.
  38. Profile photo of Kanashii
    Kanashii Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    Rofl_Ryan, have you ever tried to light a cigarette in the wind? x.x Bleh.
  39. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 4:45 pm
    I saw this on youtube.
  40. Profile photo of Varifael
    Varifael Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 4:46 pm
    How interesting. That break between the beginning of the fire and the actual fire was a bit suspicious though.
  41. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    i wanna try.
  42. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2007 at 5:50 pm
    ok it sparks but it takes a lot of work 2 get it 2 lite. of corse i was using a brillo pad and toilet paper but still. i worked for quite a wile 2 get it 2 lite and then my hand got all tingly so i gave up. lol i was bored
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    DueteinCur Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 6:32 pm
    thanks for the tip.
    I`ll be sure to remember that next time im camping.
    </sarcasm>
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    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    this was on mythbusters
  45. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 8:32 pm
    they did this on mythbusters, it`s actually really hard. so when they cut it between blowing on the straw and getting fire, i bet they added in fire.
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    retarderd Male 50-59
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    June 22, 2007 at 9:57 pm
    (cutscene) SH*T the wools not working get the matches (cutscene)
  47. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2007 at 10:09 pm
    hm, cool
  48. Profile photo of gcxj220
    gcxj220 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2007 at 12:16 am
    True story: I had a pair of AA batteries and a handful of loose change in my pocket one day. I fell asleep at the couch and woke up with my leg in pain. I had no idea what it was but I went back to sleep. I woke up again and my leg was freaking red. I put my hand in my pocket and the coins were as hot as a stove! Try this: lay a quarter flat on a table and balance two AA batteries (on opposite poles) on top of the quarter. Then put another quarter on top of the batteries. Wait about a minute and feel just how hot the quarters get.
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    sicker Female 30-39
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    June 23, 2007 at 12:19 am
    batteries are no longer childsafe and will go behind the counter with condoms and porn, now.
  50. Profile photo of Bananabananz
    Bananabananz Female 13-17
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    June 23, 2007 at 5:22 am
    Thats kinda cool if you dunno how to light a fire
  51. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2007 at 10:58 am
    yea that a good thing to know.
  52. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2007 at 5:01 pm
    you can make a fire by rubbing two sticks together. why complicate things? oh, you can make a fire with a laptop and a telescope, just in case you forgot a lighter!
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    klkl Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2007 at 11:43 pm
    i learned how to do that a long time ago on tv but i forgot how so good thing its here
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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2007 at 1:58 am
    Tie string to it, use the battery to light, and swing it around like mad.

    A combination of 2 videos, with an easier way to light it up.

    ^_^

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2007 at 2:01 am
    you can make a fire by rubbing two sticks together. why complicate things? oh, you can make a fire with a laptop and a telescope, just in case you forgot a lighter!

    I thought there were certain laptops that are capable of spontaneously combusting.

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    lenashawitz Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2007 at 11:54 am
    wow, people didnt already know this?
    i learned this like... 10 years ago at least...
    did you know that flint and steel does that too?!?! omg!!!
    well, w/e, good clip for the uninformed younger generation.. god i feel old now
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    June 25, 2007 at 7:49 pm
    IT`S MAGICKS!!!
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    nissanxterra Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    "Anyway, why would you carry a 9v batter and some steel wool around with you?
    Surly if you were goint 2 remember things like that you would surly remember a lighter when u go camping.
    I liked the vid tho tnx."

    lol, Thats what I was thinking.

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    evilempress1 Female 13-17
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    July 8, 2007 at 10:54 pm
    kewl
  60. Profile photo of BEYA
    BEYA Male 13-17
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    October 27, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    i don`t have a match but i`m always carrying my 9 volt battery and steel wool just in case
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    duhastchris Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    lol i my electronics teacher tourt me that drans the batrey like hell tho

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