Heck Yeah: Guy Lights Sphere Of 42,000 Wooden Matches

February 13, 2018


This is a video of Youtuber All Is Art lighting a sphere made of 42,000 wooden matches (there's a slow-mo burn after regular speed, skip around). Apparently the project started when he wanted to measure just how large the circumference of a sphere made of tightly packed matches would be, and ended months(!) later when the whole thing was burnt to a crisp. Not unlike my pizza last night (they should make oven timers loud enough to wake you up if you pass out, if you have to rely on the smoke alarm you can usually rely on having to go to bed hungry too). Admittedly, that's a pretty sweet burning matchball, bro, unfortunately I'm fairly certain you just summoned The Eye Of Sauron in the process. What should we do?! "Offer a sacrifice -- do you have any rings?" Only ringworm. "I doubt that'll cut it -- anything else?" Well I HAD a watermelon Ring Pop, but I gave it to my girlfriend as an early Valentine's Day offering. "Can you get it back?" Honestly, I'd rather take my chances with Sauron.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Jan, who knows what I like. In this case, giant flaming balls.

  • Deksam

    The Genesis Effect, maybe this could bring back Leonard Nimoy from the dead???


  • econoking

    That should be the new olympic torch thing. A giant match ball.

  • Munihausen

    Mmmm, sulfur dioxide.....

  • The_Wretched

    1. pretty
    2. green matches? wth, they need to be red
    3. lighting matches is hard, make sure your first match is going well before you use it
    4. hmmm, smell the hot glue gun glue burning
    5. who has that much time?

  • stella

    Watch the video while high (or not). You can smell the matches burn.

  • Closet Nerd

    Get her a Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl 52 Replica Ring.... she'll LOVE it, i guarantee

  • Nice amazing creative Thanks this blog ...

  • GeneralDisorder

    Holy tedious fuck! I would have given up after gluing together like... 10 matches. Fuck this shit.

    Side note though... This was a missed opportunity. They should have used a laser igniter mounted inside a model death star or starkiller.

  • Doog

    That's a fantastic idea. I'll get the glue!

  • GeneralDisorder

    Which part? The giving up part of the other thing?

  • Doog

    Honestly both. Let's talk about doing it and then give up!

  • Mark

    That would have been awesome.

    right! next we build a large wooden badger....

  • Mark

    Three matches to light the giant ball of matches.

    The irony was not lost on me.

  • Dao

    I think they missed an opportunity, they should have lit it by striking the matchbox against it.

  • TheQiwiMan

    This was satisfying to watch.

  • ward00

    Watch the video while high (or not). You can smell the matches burn.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.
  • Bling Nye

    Cool, now make one and paint it to look like the Earth; slap some GLOBAL WARMING scare graphics on the footage and play maybe some, I dunno, Ted Nugent (Stranglehold?) over top. Bam, hashtag checkmate atheists, or whatever. ..

  • Ollie Williams

    I know I poop at parties, but any time I see something similar to this, it just seems deliberately wasteful for no good reason.

  • heretikeen

    No good reason?!

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