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Date: 06/23/07 02:21 AM

93 Responses to Matchstick Bomb

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    June 22, 2007 at 11:15 pm
    Link: Matchstick Bomb - Didn`t their mothers tell them not to play with matches?
  2. Profile photo of firetiger16
    firetiger16 Female 18-29
    362 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 2:24 am
    Fire is alot of fum :)
  3. Profile photo of McKyle
    McKyle Male 13-17
    35 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 2:24 am
    About 5 seconds of excitment from hours of work.
    Hmm, was it worth it?
  4. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 2:25 am
    Wow. That was huge.
  5. Profile photo of optix-reverb
    optix-reverb Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2007 at 2:29 am
    awsome, did`nt expect mini mushroom cloud... some assembly needed
  6. Profile photo of zirak
    zirak Male 13-17
    223 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 2:29 am
    ^^yeah, that mushroom cloud was sweet...
  7. Profile photo of 42467
    42467 Male 18-29
    745 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 2:45 am
    thatd take awhile
  8. Profile photo of King_Duckey
    King_Duckey Male 18-29
    203 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 2:50 am
    omg these people need to get laid right now
  9. Profile photo of Dark_Entries
    Dark_Entries Female 18-29
    100 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 2:52 am
    Brilliant music in the background.
  10. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:00 am
    i have to admit, that was pretty freakin awesome. and yes, 5 seconds of excitement for all those hours of work were worth it.
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    Tjames Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:01 am
    yes King_Duckey, im sure you are just the playa.
  12. Profile photo of Xeroshade932
    Xeroshade932 Male 13-17
    78 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:02 am
    Meh, matchstick bombs no longer amuse me, GROW UP KIDS AND GET SOME REAL CHEMICALS!!!
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    HoneyBaby62 Female 13-17
    273 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:13 am
    interesting..very interesting..
  14. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:18 am
    Aha what if the friction from pouring them into the bucket somehow caused one of the heads to ignite? That`d be a pooty way to die.
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
    1465 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:34 am
    "Aha what if the friction from pouring them into the bucket somehow caused one of the heads to ignite? That`d be a pooty way to die."

    That`s why you use safety matches which would require a striking surface that included red phosphorus.

    Though, strike anywhere matches are still good for the infamous “tennis ball bomb”.

    … My friends and I were little pyros when we were kids.

  16. Profile photo of Dukit
    Dukit Male 13-17
    78 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:48 am
    Yeah running up to a bucket full of flaming matches real smart. Good video by the way. After he emptied the first thing of matches I thought they were going to light it but they just kept adding more.
  17. Profile photo of JetTheOne
    JetTheOne Male 18-29
    54 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:53 am
    why do all that cutting? why not just buy buttloads of matches and put into bucket?
  18. Profile photo of Dark_Entries
    Dark_Entries Female 18-29
    100 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 4:09 am
    Brilliant music in the background.
  19. Profile photo of S_J_W
    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2007 at 4:21 am
    "why do all that cutting? why not just buy buttloads of matches and put into bucket?"

    It’s so there’s very little between the match heads. Extra wood could have slowed down the spread of the flame. You see, in pyrotechnics, the higher the “burn rate” the higher the detonation velocity. The “bomb” in this video, which is technically a makeshift low explosive (really low), depends on rapid deflagration which means that the less filler material there is the faster all that energy will be released.

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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:10 am
    It would be fun to see if all that crap was compressed into one big tight ball! The explosion would be greater to watch.
  21. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:12 am
    What an embarassingly tiny and slow flame considering the amount of matches and time spent. Definitely wasn`t worth it. Amateurs!

    Nothing a ping pong ball well stuffed with firework powder couldn`t match (match, eh, get it? MATCH ... ok now move on). Plus they are easier to make. Ahh ... those were happier times ...

  22. Profile photo of Bananabananz
    Bananabananz Female 13-17
    18 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:14 am
    That was a hella big explosion. Too bad it only lasted for a couple of seconds
  23. Profile photo of madmax11
    madmax11 Male 18-29
    733 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:31 am
    blues brothers background music lol, wiked

    nice explosion, toss a strip of magnesium in there with it and u got urself one damaging flare bomb!

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    unknownbeing Male 13-17
    298 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:37 am
    big-ass explosion from a small-ass bucket
  25. Profile photo of lestat221
    lestat221 Male 18-29
    213 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 7:07 am
    go blues brothers! woot...

    haha I thought it was a cool mushroom cloud as well... but explain this tennis ball thing I hear of... it seems intriguing haha

  26. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 7:13 am
    It wasn`t even really an explosion, stop calling it that!

    Heres what you SHOULD do:

    1) Grab a piece of copper pipe
    2) Crimp and bend one end tightly to seal it
    3) Pack the pipe with matchheads (without the wood if possible)
    4) Make sure it`s packed tight, and crimp and bend the other end, making it completely sealed
    5) Rig the pipe over a heat source, such as a burning pile of chemicals
    6) Run like hell to avoid the shards of copper pipe from the REAL explosion

    This way, the energy is contained within the pipe until it forces its way out. The only way it can do this is blowing the pipe apart, creating a mssive `boom` as the energy quickly escapes, spreading pieces of copper into nearby trees, animals, people, babies, etc

    Am I going to be banned for telling people how to do this?

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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 7:15 am
    Oh, and don`t bother using matchheads, there are pleanty more chemicals out there, you just have to do the research.

    I`ll give you a hint: mix *something you`d find in your kitchen* with *something you`d find in your garage/shed*

  28. Profile photo of blakborn
    blakborn Male 18-29
    98 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 7:22 am
    Next time put a lid on it and sit on top of the bucket.
  29. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2007 at 7:39 am
    yeah SJW I was wondering when they were going to do the tennis ball, then at least it`d be `throwable` fire.
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    Drahcir Male 13-17
    144 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 7:50 am
    I`ve always wanted to do this and now i am going to! I`ll post the video if I ever do manage to get my hands on 30,000 matches. LOL.
  31. Profile photo of AtomicAtari
    AtomicAtari Male 13-17
    48 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 9:10 am
    gunpowder would probably made it cheaper, funner, and bigger.
  32. Profile photo of a_ron4
    a_ron4 Male 18-29
    62 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 9:11 am
    i heard you can do the same thing buy pouring gas in a bucket, im not sure if it would work though. lol.
  33. Profile photo of mzpoopy
    mzpoopy Female 13-17
    129 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 9:27 am
    That was Kool :D
  34. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 9:32 am
    The Blues Brothers (and a lot of others) "borrowed" the music. It is actually the theme song to a TV detective show from 1958-1961, called Peter Gunn. Composed by Henry Mancini.

    Hear Here

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    letsgopoping Male 18-29
    703 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 9:49 am
    i would spend hours of cutting just to see that
  36. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 9:59 am
    Wow, these young-uns sure have a lot of time on their hands.
  37. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 10:13 am
    Laundry Detergent (Powder) + Gasoline + Styrofoam = Much better fire! Plus it should come out sticky if you`re not lazy and make it right.

    I am not going to tell you how to make it because if you are a true pyro you don`t need me to explain that stuff already and if you aren`t then you shouldn`t be playing with fire although you probably wouldn`t be seeing as to how you aren`t a pyro.

  38. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 10:14 am
    Oh and I have see better explosions come from a pile of poo. Although I do enjoy a bucket full of match heads. They really needed to condense the blast though and made a real boom.
  39. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 10:24 am
    lmao don`t play with matches kids
  40. Profile photo of audiogel
    audiogel Male 13-17
    9 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 10:30 am
    Bit too much effort for that really
  41. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 11:01 am
    That was lame.
  42. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 11:03 am
    that was kinda cool
  43. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
    1217 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 11:11 am
    d-d-d-daa-da-daa-d-daaaaaayuuumm.
  44. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
    1078 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 11:31 am
    that was INSANE
  45. Profile photo of rbries
    rbries Male 18-29
    17 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 11:36 am
    That was soooo lame. A can of gun powder costs like 5 bucks.
  46. Profile photo of boredest1
    boredest1 Male 18-29
    556 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 11:45 am
    ummm...yeah not worth it
  47. Profile photo of PayN8tention
    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 11:51 am
    Definately worth it. I don`t know why so many people are saying it wasn`t worth the time and effort.
    They got it on tape. That means they can rewatch it and recall that time when they lit 30,000 matchheads on fire. Not many people can do that. I think that whole display was pretty impressive for those of us who aren`t pyro`s. I mean....I didn`t know that a bucket of matchheads could do that.....
    hmmmm....}-)
  48. Profile photo of IammeoramI
    IammeoramI Male 13-17
    30 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm
    Big fire go boom. :-)
  49. Profile photo of Korrente
    Korrente Male 13-17
    15 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    I don`t like that version of Peter Gun. The sax sounds like he`s sick or something.
  50. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    Hmm, where`s the fuse?
    But it`s a really cool flame.
  51. Profile photo of Rock_On37
    Rock_On37 Female 13-17
    263 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 12:43 pm
    Wasn`t worth the few minutes spent watching them cut on the internet, but I`m sure it was worth it irl.
  52. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    Oh, and don`t bother using matchheads, there are pleanty more chemicals out there, you just have to do the research.

    I`ll give you a hint: mix *something you`d find in your kitchen* with *something you`d find in your garage/shed*

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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1586 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 1:23 pm
    awesome! i wouldn`t wanna spend that much time cutting all those match heads off though
  54. Profile photo of ARC123
    ARC123 Female 13-17
    269 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    GOOD LORD!

    That was awesome! Like an opening to another dimension...Totally worth hours of work!

  55. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    i love that song...and i bet that smelled really good
  56. Profile photo of 1-Up
    1-Up Male 13-17
    291 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm
    That Must Have Been Funny To See In Person
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    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 2:41 pm
    wow after it you get a big bunch of ashes...

    anywayz i liked the mushroom cloud.... Nuclear Bomb Jr.

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    readytofall Male 13-17
    424 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    i was hoping for somthing to catch on fire when it blew up...

    any1 else with me???

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    keylimepie20 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 3:31 pm
    The backround music was the Peter Gun theme, not blues brothers!
  60. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 4:22 pm
    that was effing amazing!!
  61. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    Props for the mini mushroom cloud.
  62. Profile photo of rbries
    rbries Male 18-29
    17 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:10 pm
    "If one was to mix certain oranage juice concentrates and gasoline one could create napalm. If one were so inclined."
  63. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:13 pm
    keee fire :) YAY MUSHROOM CLOUD OF WONDERFUL FIREY EXPLOSION!
  64. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    that was all kinds of cool.
  65. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 5:48 pm
    I would like to point out that the guys who spent hours upon hours cutting up matches are getting kudos for making a short-lived fireball (potentially risking the safety of themselves or others); meanwhile, the guys who spent hours upon hours filming LEGO pieces moving around a sheet are getting called `lame-ass losers` (I paraphrase) for building a Millenium Falcon (putting nothing/no-one in danger).

    Normally I really enjoy irony, but this time IT BURNS!! THE IRONY BURNS!!!! :-O

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    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 6:15 pm
    "and yes, 5 seconds of excitement for all those hours of work were worth it."

    I don`t agree.

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    jakob Male 13-17
    167 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 6:39 pm
    what u need is : a bathtub full of water + 1 cm³ of ceasium + lots of time to run for ur life
  68. Profile photo of xtkm1x
    xtkm1x Male 13-17
    432 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 6:53 pm
    One heck of a smoke bomb!

    4 parts sugar
    6 parts potassium nitrate (Salt Peter)

    Heat this mixture over a LOW flame until it melts, stirring well.
    Pour it into a future container and, before it solidifies, imbed a
    few matches into the mixture to use as fuses. One pound of this
    stuff will fill up a whole block with thick, white smoke!

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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
    1246 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 7:01 pm
    Fire + Sulfur = Big fire... Duh.
  70. Profile photo of lieunym
    lieunym Female 18-29
    458 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 8:05 pm
    "I think that whole display was pretty impressive for those of us who aren`t pyro`s."

    I`m NOT a pyro and I didn`t find that impressive. Or amusing. However, I did almost find it amusing when I thought the bucket was going to explode in the camera man`s face. But then it didn`t happen.
    And why are people posting bombs in their comments? If somebody wants to know how to make a bomb, go look it up.

  71. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    xtkm1x, what exactly is a `future container?` )-|
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    SuperQuack_x Female 13-17
    190 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 9:21 pm
    woahh.
    that was awesome.
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    whtevr Female 40-49
    915 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 10:08 pm
    what geeks
  74. Profile photo of Damngaijins
    Damngaijins Male 18-29
    6 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 10:21 pm
    The music to that video was AWESOME I love the Blues Brothers, probably the greatest movie of all time
  75. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
    1726 posts
    June 23, 2007 at 11:26 pm
    wat a waste of matches...
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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 12:26 am
    "what u need is : a bathtub full of water + 1 cm³ of ceasium + lots of time to run for ur life"

    you wouldnt need a "bathtub full of water" to blow up cesium!!! and yea, youd better hope youve got a lot of time to run

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 1:00 am
    I expected them to fill a bunch of tennis balls with match-heads and toss them at each other.

    That would`ve been cooler, though it was still pretty neat.

  78. Profile photo of xtkm1x
    xtkm1x Male 13-17
    432 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 3:20 am
    A future container could be anything, personally, I use an emptied toilet paper roll or paper towel rolll, and put something on one side to keep the ingredients in.
  79. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 4:00 am
    I guess I mean, why CALL it a `future` container? If it`s being used right now, then it`s just a container. See my point?
  80. Profile photo of scar104
    scar104 Male 13-17
    358 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 11:10 am
    Xeroshade932, you mean like sodium, or a tank of hydrogen? Or even 8 dry pints of nitro glycerin?

    Pretty effin awesome for match sticks though. Take a lot of match heads though.

  81. Profile photo of DeadlyLegion
    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
    452 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    awesoeme looked like a mini tiny wini napalm
  82. Profile photo of Jabbox
    Jabbox Male 18-29
    250 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    king_ducky,
    why is it that the solution to everything seems to be: "get laid"?
    my gosh... maybe I`m not the one with the problem...
  83. Profile photo of crazyotto
    crazyotto Male 30-39
    245 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 7:39 pm
    .......I witnessed the Towers fall,eighteen months in Bagdad...I am thougholy unimpressed....
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    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 10:36 pm
    big.


    :D

  85. Profile photo of omgitssam
    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 10:37 pm
    anyone notice how buddy posts pretty much every single freakin thing on IAB?
  86. Profile photo of ilikeggs485
    ilikeggs485 Male 13-17
    49 posts
    June 24, 2007 at 11:22 pm
    nice mushroom cloud.
  87. Profile photo of littlewooll8
    littlewooll8 Male 13-17
    115 posts
    June 25, 2007 at 12:15 am
    i REALLY want to do that now....its a friggin mini bomb
  88. Profile photo of gamer15
    gamer15 Female 13-17
    119 posts
    June 25, 2007 at 10:05 am
    all that work gone in 5 seconds
  89. Profile photo of Krissy16
    Krissy16 Female 13-17
    43 posts
    June 25, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    cooooool
  90. Profile photo of aznsensayshn
    aznsensayshn Male 13-17
    129 posts
    June 25, 2007 at 6:33 pm
    that was a cool mushroom cloud.
  91. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    June 25, 2007 at 7:56 pm
    NOTHING BEATS PUTTING NAPALM IN A SUPERSOAKER
  92. Profile photo of kingofearth
    kingofearth Male 13-17
    19 posts
    July 4, 2007 at 8:37 am
    btpanther39, the water is to help disperse the explosion more easily.
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    wtfstoner55 Male 13-17
    167 posts
    August 25, 2007 at 9:36 am
    damn, video`s down

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