Don't try this at home
October 10, 2015 3:10 AM   Subscribe

Japanese live streamer demonstrates a permanent match lighter... and it goes wrong in just about the worst possible way (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (8 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Hey, it's looking like a) there were people actually injured in the resulting fire, and b) uncertain if the video subject actually intended this to be saved on YouTube... plus a lot of laughing at the guy (not here) when it seems that this was a rather terrible accident. Deleting for now, please contact us if you'd like to discuss or share more info about the video origins or whatever! -- taz

So my take away from this a) don't unbox fire and b) if you do... don't have a load of cardboard boxes lying around plus a bin filled with tissues you've been wiping up lighter fuel with.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:12 AM on October 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

oh jesus i literally could not watch that
posted by Sebmojo at 3:16 AM on October 10, 2015 [2 favorites]

also, c) through z): FIRE EXTINGUISHER, DO HAVE.

posted by taz at 3:18 AM on October 10, 2015

Is he OK? I mean, still alive? Because... yikes.

(Also, if this happens to you and you don't have an extinguisher: smother the fire with a blanket. And if that doesn't work, fire brigade time!)
posted by Zarkonnen at 3:21 AM on October 10, 2015

Why you should buy a permanent match lighter
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:24 AM on October 10, 2015

Rule 1 of putting out a fire: Throw the fire onto some cardboard boxes.
Rule 2: Hit the fire with another cardboard box. Fire does not like to be hit.
Rule 3: Position cardboard box on top of the flames and leave the room for a while. That should do it.
posted by pipeski at 3:35 AM on October 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the extra info, sebastienbailard. That was horrible to watch (and I wouldn't have watched it on my own, but saw it over Zarkonnen's shoulder).
posted by daisyk at 3:45 AM on October 10, 2015

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