Match Head Igniting at 4,000 FPS Looks Like Dying Alien Worlds

By Andrew Liszewski on at

It's usually over in an instant, but when you capture macro footage of a match head igniting at 4,000 frames per second, suddenly that almost instantaneous event becomes a fascinating look into the science of fire and ignition.

Believe it or not, YouTuber UltraSlo had to throw an additional 2,000 watts of light on this match head to capture this mesmerising footage. [YouTube via BoingBoing]