Matchstick Rockets Captured at 2,500 fps Look Like Tiny ICBMs

By Andrew Liszewski on at

If you’ve never wrapped aluminium foil around a match to turn it into a miniature rocket you’re missing out on a really great childhood experience. The one thing most of us didn’t have as kids was access to a high-speed video camera, but thankfully the Slow Mo Guys do, and they filmed this tiny launch at 2,500 FPS.

What looks like a tiny innocuous rocket launch to the naked eye suddenly becomes an intercontinental ballistic missile blasting off towards an unknown enemy nation through the lens of a high-speed camera. Maybe it’s time for a few matchbook treaties to ensure terrifying footage like this can never be captured again.