|22nd November 2003, 03:35 AM||#93 (permalink)|
swinging to the tunes
Join Date: May 2003
At first I was thinking of something simple, like making a table out of nanobots that would act to balance anything placed on it. After some thought, though, I realised this would be too easy.
I know that 2 matches burned together tend to fuse together somehow. Would the answer be to burn the match on a wooden surface or something? I'm guessing either the surface has to burn along with the match, or maybe provide a porous surface that allows the match to grow into it.
Did you know you can make a rocket out of matches?
You wrap some aluminum foil around a match head, then insert a pin along the side of the match underneath the foil leading to the head. Next you lean the completed rocket on a ramp (paper clip pulled apart at an angle), then hold a light under the exhaust channel. When the propellant burns, you get a flame that shoots out, causing the match to topple over 11/12 times and jump a little the twelfth time. Every now and then though, you got one that shot into the air 10 cm or so. When I was a kid, the trouble seemed all worth it. Wonderful days.
|22nd November 2003, 11:11 AM||#94 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
Strike the match and whilst it is flaring, press the burning end down against the box, it will stick.
You can blow it out as soon as the flare has gone.
My assumption is that the metalic compounds present in the head melt and 'weld' it to the surface as they oxidise.
Never heard of the rocket one, but used to make a wizzard little incendary device
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