How To: breathe (cornstarch) fire and not die

breathe (cornstarch) fire and not die

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Watch this ordinary guy shovel mounds of bone-dry corn starch into his mouth. A combination of six step tutorial and gratuitous chestpounding, this video is a simple example of the cornstarch (or flour) bomb.

A large suspension of combustible flour or cornstarch when sufficiently oxygenated can cause an explosion. Simple like that.

Flour mills, or corn storage silos have always been high risk locations. Go visit any of these kinds of facilities and you will see the lengths they go to in order to prevent sparks.

(We have done this experiment. The instructions are true. Careful. Cornstarch in your lungs is horrible. There are two guys demonstrating: one demo is clean: the slo-mo video of the other looks less "clean" to my eye.Wonderhowto. Embracing the long tail of curiosity.

Breathe fire

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so u drink the water so the cornstarch is out of ur lungs right?(sry 4 tarded question)

not its just to get the bad taste out of your mouth... well it might be for that too tho...

corn starch wont get in your lungs unless youre stupid enough to breath it in, imagine a mouthful of dust, after doing this your mouth will be dry as hell not to mention the horrible taste

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drinking water goes to your stomach, it won't clear out your lungs. I'm confused though. In the beginning they're all like... cornstarch doesn't burn, but then they say use it for fire breathing?

it doesn't combust on its own. it adds particles to your exhale that do ignite. in short, it's only flammable when you blow it. not if it's sitting in a pile in your hand.

not so much the particles in your mouth as much as each of the individual corn starch bits being surrounded by oxygen, allowing it to combust much more easily, by the way, everything on this earth combusts

I agree. It all has to do with the surface area to mass/volume ratio. The more surface area (like a fine powder, cornstarch or even flour) has much more surface are then it does volume so it is combustible.
Cool trick.

Powerline man, Nice

no the water is to clean the starch from ur mouth

lol it isnt flammable in a big clump, but when blown into the air its very flammable, so it cant come back into your mouth and scorch your tongue

it may be non-toxic, but get ANYTHING into your lungs and you are potentially in deep trouble. And because corn starch is such a fine powder it makes it even easier to get into your lungs with possible nasty effects - pneumonia, pleurisy

thats why you dont inhale through your mouth, but try to breathe from your nose. duh

also warks with powdered coffee mate.

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i approve and wanna try this but wat is the water actually for

would this work with other stuff like flower aswell

ok thanks ill try this soon so

Cool, I think Im gonna carry corn starch with me wherever I go. Ya better not mess with me!

Im a man in a taco suit and approves this> and smokey you better watch out make one wrong move
and i'll be there with my corn starch :D

funk smokey i love fire

I wonder why altair doent just carry a big pouch of cornstarch instead of a hidden blade and crap?

SWEET
SWEET
and even more....
out of anything...
FRICK-IN' SWEET!
i dont got no corn starch tho :(

I'd hate to think what would happen if that went wrong

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whoo! Just tried now and it fu**in works!!!

you safer off doing real fire breathing with parrafin

Can the starch get into your lungs?

great vid..bathroom is not an open area hehe!!

im going to try that when i go to my family friends house

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*goes super hyper*

AHH!! I SET MYSELF ON FIRE!!!

im 80% sure the water is also partially in case something else catches fire

I THINK ITS FOR CORSTARCH BECAUSE IT TASTES LIKE SH*T!

cool trik i lov it

Nice, but do you think flour would work too???

xeither
flour wont workbecause corn startch has a source of energy like in ethonal the new fuel they use cornstartch and alchool so the mix would be strongeralchool will make the mix strongerso dont use flourthank you:)

Pneumonia's not THAT bad. I had it once on CHRISTMAS sucks for me right. i guess that's for not being christian! but i am SO gonna try this.

im just gona stick with fireballs for now on

Dude i dont know whats in your mind but its kinda cool!!

i think the water is for washing your mouth out

that is pretty impressive to know since i"m trying to learn how to blow fire

but would it work with powered sugar??

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