Fire And Science, What Could Go Wrong? Wait And See!

Experiments are a sure way to keep you intrigued and educated. From the complex ones to the simpler ones, all will make you believe there is a lot we do not know about. In this simple experiment, all you will need, will be a set of matches and one lit match. After the experiment, you will know exactly what happens when you light 6000 matches at once.

There are six thousand matchsticks.

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All you will need will be a set of six thousand matches all arranged cleverly and one lit match stick to add to the number.

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Light the matches starting at the furthest corner.

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Gradually, you will notice as the fire spreads slowly eating up newer matches.

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The fire eats up the matches in front of your eyes.

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Fire will soon start to engulf the match sticks slowly.

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As the last match of the count gets lit,

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Keep a small distance from the fire as it will produce much greater heat after a while.

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These matches slowly but surely burn to the core.

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Smoke will now be clearly seen as the fire starts to go off.

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From the sides, the fire will narrow towards the center of the platform as it quickly dies.

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At the center, it will tend not to go off quickly.

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Patiently, but slowly the fire appears to die with time.

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You will need to give it a few more minutes for the process to complete.

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You might think that the burning process is over but…

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Only a few seconds later will you see fire again emerging from the slowly burning matches.

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Now only one position will appear to get burnt.

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Given enough time the fire soon fades away.

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At this time, the experiment will have lasted a mere 14 minutes before it is all over.

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Now your experiment will be over at this point.

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What did you think?