Watching 6,000 Matches Being Lit In One Chain Reaction Is The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See

There's something quite satisfying about seeing a batch of 6,000 matches being lit all at once. Some sort of genius had the amazing idea, and plenty of time on their hands to place 6,000 matches sticking straight up onto some sort of holder so that all of the strikable points of the matches are touching and will ignite one another as they go up. With over 5 million views on YouTube within just over a week of being up, it just goes to show you that you don't have to be an on-camera person to make it big and get some views.

6,000 Matches Burning At Once

What's surprising to me is that the fire actually lasts for around 15 minutes. Sure the initial blaze goes up and down within about a minute, but the wood from all of the matches continue to burn for another 14 or so minutes.

6,000 Matches Burning At Once

I'm just not sure that lighting 6,000 matches on top of a wood surface was such a good idea. But I guess it turned out OK... That is until you remove the square of matches and it's torched underneath...

6,000 Matches Burning At Once

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