Smoking is bad for your lungs, so let your fingers do the puffing instead.
You will need
- A matchbox
- Access to a sink
- A lighter
- One or more spectators
Step 1 Cut striker Cut the striker strip from the matchbox with the scissors, peel the cardboard from the back of the strip, and fold it in half lengthwise.
Step 2 Place on tap Place the folded strip on top of a water tap, and run the cold water.
Run the tap for a while to make sure the water is very cold.
Step 3 Burn the strip Set fire to either end of the strip with the lighter. Then burn along the length of each side.
Step 4 Remove Throw the strip into the sink. When it’s extinguished, turn the water off. Some striker material will have turned into a thick brownish liquid that has settled onto the tap. Rub some of the goo from the tap onto your thumb.
Step 5 Perform the trick Announce that you will make smoke magically rise from your fingers. Then firmly rub your thumb and finger together, creating wisps of smoke between them.
Step 6 Reload Go back to the tap and get more of the goo on your fingers when the smoke has stopped to repeat the trick.
Did You Know:
About 371 billion cigarettes were consumed in the United States in 2006.