This Is What Burning A Match Looks Like At 4,000 Frames Per Second

So hypnotic, so weird.

1. It might look like striking a match creates a flame automatically, but there’s a chemical process going on. The fascinating UltraSlo YoutTube account filmed it happening at 4,000 frames per second.


2. The head of a match is made from sulphur, glass powder and an oxidising agent. The would explain the white bubbling weird stuff.


3. This is the process sped up slightly.

4. And here’s the full, mesmerising thing.


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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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