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ChumpyBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Using good ol' Google and typing in 'magic fire' I found this.....ubbloco

Look at this baby!

I reckon I'll try one or two of them, but some seem a little out of my leaugue. Mmm...fire

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
"from the 1948 edition of Fortunes in Formulas, by G.D.Hiscox & Prof. Sloane"
I think there are probably safer methods for these tricks nowadays (nearly 60 years on...)

I wouldn't reccomend trying any of those...

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vanizeSILVER Member
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Posted:
I like the "take lead in the mouth" trick - exactly how many toxic substances can we fool around with in a most dangerous manner at once? I like how he says you can add quicksilver (mercury) to the mix to bring down its melting point!

i wonder how long the author lived...

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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
lol well back then they where stupid, they didnt realise that everyone who tried insane stuff like this had there teeth, hair and fingernails falling out because of the murcury and lead poisoning, not to mention the other side affect of dyeing

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yoniGOLD Member
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Posted:
i get the feeling were putting him off. as we shood be

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Written by: vanize


I like the "take lead in the mouth" trick - exactly how many toxic substances can we fool around with in a most dangerous manner at once? I like how he says you can add quicksilver (mercury) to the mix to bring down its melting point!

i wonder how long the author lived...




More interestingly...

what he died of...

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colemanSILVER Member
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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
classic!

the method for the 'blazing sponge trick' is superb:

1. douse sponges in petrol.
2. light them on fire.
3. put them in your mouth.

eek

and i thought firebreathing was dangerous ubblol


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Arty FartyBRONZE Member
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Posted:
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BirgitBRONZE Member
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
Written by: vanize


I like how he says you can add quicksilver (mercury) to the mix to bring down its melting point!





You could also put in a little potassium for nicer effects, then your mouth won't just burn but there would be a nice little explosion with reddish flames. Just an idea.

rolleyes ubblol

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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
omg 1948, I thought they where older than that! I was thinking they were from the 1900's or something with all this talk of useing lead and quick silver

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'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?


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