How to Make Ice Appear Flammable

To make ice appear flammable, add cubes of ice to calcium carbide. When the ice starts to melt, it will react with the calcium carbide and form highly flammable acetylene gas, which then ignites.

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

Thirst For Science explains how it works in this demonstration video:

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Written by Rusty Blazenhoff

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