How to Hold/throw Fire, Without Getting Burned!

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About: I like to blow things up and/or shoot them. haha ya, thats all folks.

Intro: 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.

Step 1: The Correct Hand Position.

First things first, go get your lighter. Now, hold your left hand (opposite if you are left handed) like the pic below. The goal is to make a little pocket for the lighter to put gas into. try and make it airtight except for the hole at the top.

Got it? Ok, on to the next step!

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.

2 People Made This Project!

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143 Discussions

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JordanL89

9 months ago

or letting go and twirling your finger around it

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JordanL89

9 months ago

everyone should try lighting the gas then blowing it out the botom of your hand

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Carter5345

2 years ago

How do u hold the lighter and hand

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PYR0MMAN1AC

5 years ago on Step 2

i managed to burn myself but cool trick

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Y Guy

7 years ago on Introduction

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

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Rabby5274

7 years ago on Step 2

is it suppose to feel warm in your hand or what?

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erodwell

7 years ago on Step 2

i did it once, cant do it anymore D:

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pindalanderz

10 years ago on Step 2

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???

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The nerdlingpindalanderz

Reply 7 years ago on Step 2

i'm peeing my pants laughing hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

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Dostaldudepindalanderz

Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

another cool thing is to open the botom of your hand up and squeeze your hand. Flame bursts out of each end.

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G33k

10 years ago on Step 2

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

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112251919112G33k

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

I used a potato shooter, sucked up some gas, lit the lighter, and blew the gas though it. =)

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pindalanderz112251919112

Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

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.