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How to Make Fire Balls

Hits: 74802 | Rating: (3.6) | Category: Science | Added by: antdow3
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spongamabob
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2164 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 6:12:44 PM
omg. i want to try this so bad. i even think we have some zippo lighter fluid laying around here somewhere. yay!!!

ball_dogg_49
Male, 18-29, Western US
 553 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 6:05:33 PM
It works!!

totally awesome

but as ImNoGod said, the ball gets hot after a while


Asspenny
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1358 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 5:53:54 PM
alright the blue part of the flame in the part that's going up (layman's terms) is the hottest part, not the tip of the flame but the tip of the blue part, its what we use to stretch out glass tubes for spot marking, and has been said the cotton isn't burning the fuel (lighter fluid, oil, alochol....whatever) is.... whoa, i sound preachy

lolphotoshop
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 410 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 5:39:15 PM
It's real.
And it's true.

ImNoGod
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1156 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 4:44:16 PM
I'm back. It worked great! The only problem i cam across is that after 20 seconds or so, it gets HOT. Perhaps alcohol burns hotter then lighter fluid? I do not know, but be warned it DOES get hot.

Crystal949
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 240 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 4:38:02 PM
That is sweet! I might have to try that out sometime...

DCH4LiFe
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 113 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 4:17:31 PM
of course the ladies would be impress with this hehe *rolls up carpet*

ball_dogg_49
Male, 18-29, Western US
 553 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 4:06:01 PM
somewhere around 2:15 a part of his finger lights up and extinguished

ImNoGod
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1156 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 4:00:42 PM
Rubin' alcohol should work just as good eh? I'm off to give it a whirl.

imnotfamous
Male, 13-17, Western US
 69 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 3:57:21 PM
This has been on the news yesterday!

Jigglepiggle
Female, 50-59, S. America
 46 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 3:56:27 PM
awesome! this just gave me my science project idea, thanks

AFTERSHOCK
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2479 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 3:29:51 PM
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!!!

BEEN DOING THIS FOR SO LONG, IT'S MY PARTY FAVORITE!


The_Frogg
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 682 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 3:21:40 PM
I just put my finger in the blue part of the lighter flame, I had to touche it in order to get burned. But thats the lighter, I think it'd be different with only a ball soaked from fluid.

6dragon9
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 7 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 3:13:03 PM
this would work just fine without buning you. as a kid, i remember that i used to spray hairspray on my hand and set it on fire. it would not burn me untill the fluid was all burned up. the same principle applies here. since he does not have his hand soaked in any kind of flameable fluid, he has to move the ball around a little so that the fire does not burn him. uisng different flameables will have different results depnding on how hot the flame can get, and how quick the flame will burn through the fluid. if you try this, i would suggest using lighter fluid, rubbing alcohol, or nail polish remover since they all have relatively low burning temps. nail polish remover tends to burn up quicker though. if you are going to try this for the first time though, have a friend around just in case!!!!

ashwey
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 955 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 3:09:29 PM
isnt it hot?

Fuego
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1292 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 2:59:56 PM
as long as there's lighter fluid remaining in the ball & string, neither will burn up. Just like lantern wicks, eventually it will be consumed, but it's a slow process.

195079
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 1 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 2:46:13 PM
Just wanted to say, THIS WORKS! I went and cut up an old cotton sock, I used some brown thread and soaked it in tiki-torch oil. I havent tried holding on to one but the ball itself dosent burn at all.

zoogle
Female, 18-29, Europe
 270 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 2:46:10 PM
somebody try it so i can find out if it really works!

yoimmylene
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 2086 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 2:27:17 PM
OMFG yes!

Queen_Jay
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 238 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 2:22:27 PM
It Pyro!

ghost30507
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 70 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 2:21:40 PM
What about the string. If im not mistaken, doesn't cotton string burn very easily?

Axelripper
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 34 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 2:09:34 PM
it does work... been at parties where guys soak tennis balls in lighter fluid and toss them around... they're nuts.

it makes a really cool sound, like a jet engine. also, at least with the tennis balls, they dont bounce normally... the end up stopping about 50 feet from where they should after hitting the ground


Mantistador
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 1:45:39 PM
i did this but with my fingers... I know it may sound retarded but as long as you put it out before all the lighter fluid goes out, u will barely feel a think

nop9001
Male, 18-29, Western US
 133 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 1:38:06 PM
im gonna do it 2nite ill tell ya if it works

TeHrussian
Male, 18-29, Western US
 492 Posts
Friday, January 11, 2008 1:36:23 PM
Dynamics of the flame are pretty interesting. I remeber in Russia we actually had to learn all different parts of a flame...
Anyway, the reason he doesn't get burned is because he never lets it stay in one spot for more than a couple of seconds. It's still hot, mind you, but not quite hot enough to burn at the bottom.
What's hot in a fire is the gas that is produced. Because it is a hot gas it is lighter than air and due to laws of density keeps moving upward. That is why the top is hottest. At the bottom gas goes around the sides and up, so most of the heat never touches the hand. Also, the reason you can close your hand around it to put out the flame is as your hand closes, you briefly wave away the hot gas and cut off oxigen needed for the burn. Just make sure to keep your fingers joined as you do it.
I blame all the "ooh's" and "ahh's" on America's poor education system.

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