Match Head Bomb video: 6000 matches in a blender, shot at at 2500fps


#1

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#2

SO disappointed, was expecting strike-anywhere match heads being ignited by blending! This was just, meh…
(And the “at-at”? Where’s the ATAT?!? Ugh)

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#3

Not so much a blender as just the container from a blender.
I still thought it was pretty neat.


#4

“in a blender”???

Someone doesn’t know what a blender is.


#5

Same here!

Often the best kind of pyrotechnics.


#6

In the spirit of grumbling about the video, there has to be a faster way to cut the heads off matches. You could probably flatten the boxes a bit and saw through them, as the matches are already lined up on the inside.


#7

I’d go for that guillotine cutter used for cutting edges of photographs. Or even just scissors.


#8

At what number of match-heads does it turn from ill-advised to illegal?


#9

Six thousand one.


#10

Forty-two.


#11

Legal schmegal, the video is cool.


#12

Kurtz: We must kill them. We must incinerate them. Pig after pig… cow after cow… village after village… army after army…

Epic matchhead video, vortex or not.


#13

My neighbor had a set of nippers that were wide enough to decapitate an entire pack of paper matches at a time, so we could get 500 match heads in a matter of minutes.


#14

I suspect literally blending them might have created conditions for a real explosion, esepcially since the match heads would have been ground into powder.


#15

That’s funny, we were just talking about dust (and aerosol) explosions in another thread.


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#17

Point me to it, please!?


#18

Cheap laser printer thread. :smile:


#19

Thanks, found it with the ‘search’;
added my bit!
When I’ve used these in displays, I mix the cremora with screened dust from floor-refinishing after it’s been fully dessicated with silica gel.
5 gallons, all lifted with a scant 1/2 cup black powder.
At 100’ you’ll feel the heat.


#20

YES!!!

(“Le whoosh, she ees beeger than I thought!”)

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