42,000 Match Sphere Gets Lit

42,000 Match Sphere Gets Lit

What happens when you start gluing matches together? Because the heads are slightly wider than the wooden bodies, they begin to form a sphere. This was an experiment in how many matches it would take to get all the way around to make a perfect globe. After months of gluing and gluing and gluing we made it to the other side. Then the experiment shifted to see what it would look like when this thing burned. Enjoy!

Firebrand by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100830
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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31 Responses

  1. Jakob Bower says:

    Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden came to mind

  2. Jersey Representing says:

    So satisfying to watch., thanks for sharing

  3. Blueroflmao says:

    Came from reddit, to imgur, then here. Your dedication is unreal man

  4. RJCMaxification says:

    1:40

  5. Ryan says:

    Thank you for the multiple angles, this is a work of beauty

  6. TheJakiller says:

    It looks like a forest fire spreading across a planet

  7. nihir says:

    quick global warming

  8. BluuurghAg9 says:

    For fuck sake! Let it play till the very end! As long as there is smoke and fire there is action, i want to see it collapse! (but at least you didn’t fast forward, I probably hate that more).

  9. Kyle Demsher says:

    idk why this is so satisfying to watch lol

  10. Evgeny Trawor says:

    Why does this video have less views than matches???

  11. static says:

    how does someone come up with this

  12. ronnoc519 says:

    Accurate representation of how the death star exploded

  13. Nial Iwakura says:

    Imagine the smell. Man I love burning matches.

  14. razzdarkstar says:

    This is smokey the bear’s worst nightmare.

  15. Nial Iwakura says:

    3:37 The dark sign brands you, Chosen Undead
    6:37 Eye of Sauron

  16. Relax says:

    Watching the smoke after it went out was the coolest part. Looked like it was breathing

  17. Hunter Ceroy says:

    Alderon. Millions of voices screaming out, were suddenly silenced all at once

  18. Mr. Lastname says:

    Sphere=Earth
    First match=Donald Trump threatening North Korea

  19. 6kvin10 says:

    Then the fire nation attacked.

  20. Zackarie Weber says:

    Green screen that and that’s a meteor falling from the sky

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