Make Fire With a Battery

Submitted by: Dextrine 10 years ago in Science
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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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Male 88
lol i my electronics teacher tourt me that drans the batrey like hell tho
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Male 2
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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Female 416
kewl
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Male 425
"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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Male 2,781
IT`S MAGICKS!!!
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Male 134
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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Male 425
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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Male 425
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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Male 1,725
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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Male 1,420
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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Male 1,364
yea that a good thing to know.
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Female 18
Thats kinda cool if you dunno how to light a fire
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Female 325
batteries are no longer childsafe and will go behind the counter with condoms and porn, now.
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Male 616
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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Female 525
hm, cool
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Male 178
(cutscene) SH*T the wools not working get the matches (cutscene)
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Female 1,398
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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Male 325
this was on mythbusters
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Female 11
thanks for the tip.
I`ll be sure to remember that next time im camping.
</sarcasm>
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Female 675
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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Female 2,084
i wanna try.
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Female 239
How interesting. That break between the beginning of the fire and the actual fire was a bit suspicious though.
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Male 629
I saw this on youtube.
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Female 359
Rofl_Ryan, have you ever tried to light a cigarette in the wind? x.x Bleh.
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Female 45
fun.
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Male 733
repost?
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Male 1,866
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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Male 1,485
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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Male 167
wow, cool
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Male 1,244
NERDPICKLE!!!! (It seems to be the trend...)
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Male 1,485
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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Male 177
lol@catbarf
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Male 2,958
-^^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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Male 102
Does anyone think that it`s just a little bit `tarded lighting a fire on a plastic patio table?
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Female 1,832
Gotta love pyro`s ... their so ... crazy!
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Female 1,398
Nobody on I-A-B seems to understand the concept of gunpowder and a flare gun...
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Male 650
"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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Male 1,455
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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Male 643
I don`t think this idiot can light a fire.
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Male 946
`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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Male 95
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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Female 106
thats cool. i will have to try it out sometime.
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Male 422
DAMN YOU NERD PICKLE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 298
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
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Male 185
^^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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Female 986
:O YAY! My friend was just frowning because she lost her lighter!
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Female 9
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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Male 291
Rofl_Ryan u have the same idea and why would i have steel wool and a 9v battry but no matches
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Male 1,371
I bring these two camping with me every time! (seriously!)
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Female 39
yay pyromaniacs!!!
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Female 91
^^ 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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Male 2,958
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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Male 2,958
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.

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Male 29
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
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Male 80
Rofl Ryan, I absolutely agree. Useless clip.
"How to make fire with a vulcano"
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Male 185
^^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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Female 37
I learned this in like, grade 7.
It`s not THAT exciting.
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Male 35
Hmm, Kind of informing.
I think puting in th microwave would be cooler though.
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Male 223
^^just what i was thinking...
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Male 870
The cut between blowing on the straw and actually getting a fire was suspicious.
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Male 483
Link: Make Fire With a Battery [Rate Link] - 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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