When we first saw this man cut the tops off of these matches, we were perplexed. But, once we saw the finished product, we couldn't wait to share it with you. 


Who knew you could do something so cool with just a simple match?! This, of course, got everyone here at SFG pondering, "What else don't we know about matches?"
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For instance, we all know the basic structure of a match, but what's in that colored tip that makes it ignite? According to Wikipedia, a common match head, "contains either phosphorus or phosphorus sesquisulfide as the active ingredient and gelatin as a binder." So, when that substance is met with friction, a small fire is born.

Matches are also famous for their short-lived flames. But, just how long does the average match stay lit? On that very same site, we found that, "The average burn time is 26.75 seconds. The average burn length is 0.566 of a match." A burn time of nearly 30 seconds definitely came as a surprise to some of us here at SFG. 

As mentioned before, we loved this awesome tutorial, but we'd like to know how you felt about it. Will you try it at home? Do you think this is too dangerous? Let us know your thoughts and feelings in the comment section below.