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How to hold/throw fire, without getting burned!

I will teach you the "art" of holding fire, and even "throwing it"
*WARNING* although it is very hard to actually hurt yourself doing this, it IS possible. Be warned. I take no responsiblity for what you do with this knowledge.

What you need:
1. Two hands, only got one? sorry I cant help you.
2. A Bic lighter. You can get one for 25cents at a gas station.

ready? Go on to the next step.
 
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Step 2: Holding the gas in your hand

Put the lighter into your hand like in the pic below. Then, hold down the button on the lighter to release gas into your hand. Hold it for about 2-3 seconds. any longer and you are just wasting gas,any shorter and little or nothing will happen.

after 2-3 seconds, release the gas button.

Now, with the lighter still where it is, quickly light it. Imedietally after it lights, move it away. wait about 1/2 a second and open your hand. YAY you just held fire!

Random info:
1. It may take a few ties to get the gas in your hand to light.
2. you can actually hold teh fire for about 5 or 6 seconds before you open your hand. It gets warm, but dosent burn your hand.

This always looks better in darker rooms.

Now, go have fun, scare the crap outa your freinds by throwing fire in their faces!!!!
~Twisted

3. Try different amounts of gas for cool effects.
4. to make a "fountain of fire" light the gas, and quickly squeeze your hand. this is my favorite. it looks the the last pic below.
i managed to burn myself but cool trick
bladen4271 year ago
it worked :)
Bob the dog2 years ago
how do yo throw the fire?
Y Guy2 years ago
I tried this and it worked...
unfortunately i had a cut on my hand when i did this.
IT CAUTERIZED IN AN ALL CAPS RAGE!!!!
but it was cool
Rabby52742 years ago
is it suppose to feel warm in your hand or what?
erodwell2 years ago
i did it once, cant do it anymore D:
since we are getting more dangerous (but I must say creative) by the comment why not take a whole gallon of lighter fluid, dump it on our heads, and run around naked humming the ice cream truck song???
i'm peeing my pants laughing hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
another cool thing is to open the botom of your hand up and squeeze your hand. Flame bursts out of each end.
hmm, i will try that tomorrow :-)
G33k6 years ago
if u dont want to burn your back of da hand like mr.inventforlife2234 did(though i doubd it) put on some water on back of ur hand, and theres 100 precent chance u wont get burned...unless water evaporates.......
k instructable by me=) with same techniques u can make faming bottel
get GLASS BOTTLE(!!!) overclock ur lighter and put some gas in da bottle, hold the hole closed with ur thumb and when u are ready to bour it, light a lighter, take of ur thumb and IMMEDIATELY but flame to the bottle, looks cool =) be carefull though, dont burn ur thumb like i did when i was 9 =P
I used a potato shooter, sucked up some gas, lit the lighter, and blew the gas though it. =)
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have always wanted to use a squirt gun but don't want the squirt gun to start on fire... that could get ugly. If you're ever feeling brave, you should try it and reply to this comment.

alfpwns alfpwns5 years ago

nice!!
well we know this guy is totally brave
Or, How about you coat the palms of your hands in a lightly flammable liquid, light them on fire, and go around touching everyone :D
omg i love doing that. lol i freaked out my friend by throwing fire at him (from a distance so he wouldnt get burned)
pyro=fire3 years ago
AWSOME!!
i just did it. it actually worked but i still cant throw it
Bandit6 years ago
how do u throw the fire, ive got the "holding the fire in hand" trick but i dont know how to throw it. Also can you tell me some other cool fire tricks (I can almost do the mouth trick to)
you can't throw the fire more than like 2 feet.... and thats if you are extremely talented.
2 feet?!?! Thats awesome!! i was expecting something like 2-3 inches!
that what she said
try overclocking the lighter-this will let the gas out å lot faster
not really i put rubbing alchol in a like spray bottle and it shot out like 30 feet
maybe it seemed like 30 feet at theh time but it was probably only 7-10 feet. my house is 30 feet wide. if you could get that size of flame with a spray bo†tle they wouldn'† have bothered with flamethrowers
no i did tests it was 30 feet but i did motify the bottle
nice. XD
i'm not outwardly christian my computer is just screwed up and some of the "t"s come out as cross symbols.
kibbler mr j1245 years ago
He means with your bare hands.
gt111823 years ago
looks pretty risky
carebare475 years ago
at first it took me a while to figure out what you were on about. I have burned myself countless times doing this and its still great fun =]

However, the gas lights and my hand burns less than a second later. Any ideas?
You probably have very soft hands, there's not really much you can do about that.
 How thick is your epidermis, my doctor says mine is unusually 1.92 mm thick.
tyler226974 years ago
How could I make the fire fountain burn longer without it burning my hand?  It burns the web between my index finger and thumb.  Thanks
Also, how long should the fire last?
i treid it and it is really fun. The string on my started to burn so i took it of and the ball still stays together. really fun nice instructable. Also i learned if you put to much on it then it will leave a trail of fire on your hands as it rolls.
girrrrrrr26 years ago
try zippo lighter refleler... faster and bigger/longer flames...
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