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Date: 09/06/11 02:49 PM

18 Responses to The Match Rocket: Flashback To Your Youth!

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    Sidragasum Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    Do the same with a ping-pong ball and you can make an awesome, probably toxic smoke bomb, lol.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    We didn`t do this as kids...but I am going to try it later.

    We did make little bangers with matches and tin foil just wrap a little bit of tin foil tightly round the match head, wedge the match in something to hold it almost upright and then use another match to light the matchstick halfway down.... in a few seconds when the flame reaches the foil coated match head it will explode with a little bang and fly off somewhere. (if you`ve done it right)
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    September 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Happy days.
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    Lobotomy Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    These are honestly new to me.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    Sidragasum, we used to do that too.... get a long(ish)pieces of rope, then we waited until someone went into a phone box (one of the old red ones that were common at the time) then run up light the ping pong ball smoke bomb open the door and throw it in and then run around the phone box with the rope so the victim couldn`t get out.

    another trick was to get loads and loads of fishing line and thread ping pong balls at quite long intervals... then go down the street (terraced houses back then) putting the ping pong balls into people`s letter boxes on either side of the street.... then when a car came past it would hit the fishing line and drag out all the balls as it went past - knocking on the letter boxes so people would all come to their doors at once.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I never did this as a kid, too complicated.
    It was a lot easier to light the cat on fire.
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    Blatto Male 18-29
    358 posts
    September 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    This is cool. I`m definitely going to try this later.

    I used to make fireballs that you can hold in your hand and that burn for a really long time. You just cut a strip off a cotton shirt. Roll that strip into a ball. Then you get some cotton thread and a needle and stick the threaded needle straight through the ball. Wrap the thread around the ball several times so it`s nice and tight and none of the fabric is sticking out. Cut off the thread attached to the needle so you can pull the needle out and tie the loose ends together. Make sure there are no pieces of fabric or thread sticking out. Then just douse the ball in lighter fluid and light it. You can hold it because the bottom part of the flame doesn`t get too hot, so it won`t burn you as long as you don`t keep it in one spot too long. They also make cool whooshing noises when you throw them.
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    thehitcher Male 18-29
    237 posts
    September 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    these used to make the north idaho winters tolerable and not as boring before iab for me=)
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    Why bother? Try this.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    September 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm
    Listypoos you are a terrible person. But these are such good ideas!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14653 posts
    September 7, 2011 at 7:16 am
    I`m not going to tell how we made ours. Not until the statute of limitations runs out anyway.
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    WorldScott Male 30-39
    73 posts
    September 7, 2011 at 8:36 am
    @Link_Hiei, my kind of video! :-)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Never even knew these existed
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    MYKunter... looks like an easy way to burn down your house to me
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3926 posts
    September 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    I had the coolest paper airplane book. This was one of the best things in there.
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    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    September 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    I remember Black Cats, M-80`s, Cherry Bombs and a few other choice fireworks. But I never played with matches, no wait...
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    593 posts
    September 8, 2011 at 1:27 am
    We used to just fill tennisballs with matchheads/strikers and ride around on bikes throwing them at each other. The key was to bounce the ball off the ground and hit the other person with it while its shooting flames everywhere. Good times, good times.

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