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Playing Soccer with a Ball That’s on Fire

Playing Soccer with a Ball That's on Fire

I get it now! That’s why soccer doesn’t let players use their hands. Just in case they decide to start playing with a fireball. Watch Joltter, Andrew Henderson, and Melody Donchet do tricks with a ball that’s on fire and also hit a free kick too.

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April 7th

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Watch NASA’s Space Fire Experiment Launch Tonight

Normally, space and fire don’t mix well, but NASA is deliberately going to cause a “large fire” inside a Cygnus resupply vessel just to see what happens. The rocket’s launching tonight, and as always, you can watch live.

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Chris Mills

March 22nd

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Nutella Makes For a Deliciously Excellent Firestarter

Nutella is good on toast, with ice cream, or eaten by the spoonful while gently sobbing. But as it turns out, add a dash of potassium permanganate and a little heat, and you have yourself a good little fire.

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March 15th

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Lighting 100,000 Sparklers at Once Is the Quickest Way to Make a Working Volcano

Igniting 10,000 sparklers at once was a cute way to ring in the new year, but assembling 100,000 sparklers into a tower and adding fire is probably as close as one could get to building an artificial working volcano.

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Andrew Liszewski

February 15th

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A Global Tragedy Is Unfolding In Tasmania

The blackened skeletons of scorched trees jut out of the smoldering Earth like angry bee stings. A smell of ash, dust, and death hangs in the air. This isn’t a scene from a post apocalyptic movie. It’s part of a Tasmanian World Heritage Site that harbors some of the oldest trees on Earth.

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Maddie Stone

February 12th

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Score an Amazon Fire Tablet For $40 Today, Plus Save $20 on Kindle E-Readers

I was hoping Amazon would have a deal on the Echo today in light of its Super Bowl commercial appearances, but alas, we’ll have to settle for a $40 Fire tablet and $20 off Kindle e-readers.

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February 8th

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One of the Oldest Forests on Earth Has Been Burning For Weeks

An ancient forest at the end of the world is facing an unprecedented threat. Since mid-January, bushfires sparked by lightning storms have raged across northwest Tasmania, home to relic forests dating back to when the island was part of the Gondwana supercontinent 180 million years ago.

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Maddie Stone

February 5th

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Remember That Crazy Wildfire Season the US Just Had? Now Australia’s Having One.

Remember That Crazy Wildfire Season the US Just Had? Now Australia's Having One.

2015 was a record hot and fiery year , but it may not get to keep the title for long. While the American West is still reeling from a devastating wildfire season , Australia’s pyrotechnic woes are just getting started.

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Maddie Stone

January 12th

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This lightsaber made with a thin burning flame is so bad ass

This lightsaber made with a thin burning flame is so bad ass

Because real life is never as cool as the movies, we get hoverboards that don’t actually hover . But because real life can also be pretty damn fun, we get this totally bad ass “lightsaber” that uses a thin burning flame as its blade. It’s a firesaber, sure, but it looks like so much fun to handle (and probably just as dangerous to play with) that I’m going to consider it a lightsaber anyway.

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December 18th

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USPS Bans Hoverboards From Its Aircraft

Multiple American airlines have already banned self-balancing scooters from their aircraft over the potential fire risk, and now the US Postal Service is adding itself to that list.

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Chris Mills

December 17th

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