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You Will Need
- A ballpoint pen with a cap
- Two matches and a match box
- An unwitting victim
Dismantle the pen and remove and discard the ballpoint tip and the ink. Set aside the empty tube and cap.
Cut match strip
Cut a small square from the strike pad on the matchbox and contour it inside the cap, strike side out.
Cut the ends from the matches so they fit inside the tip of the pen tube, match heads facing out. Let them stick out about ¼- to ½-inch.
Fill tube with water
Fill the tube with water before reassembling as a safety precaution. Replace the end with the matches in the tube and carefully replace the cap.
Watch in amusement as your unwitting victim removes the cap, causing the matches to light and the pen tip to burst into flames.