No one will ever ask to borrow your pen again after you pull this hair-raising hoax.
You will need
- A ballpoint pen with a cap
- Two matches and a match box
- An unwitting victim
Step 1 Dismantle pen Dismantle the pen and remove and discard the ballpoint tip and the ink. Set aside the empty tube and cap.
Step 2 Cut match strip Cut a small square from the strike pad on the matchbox and contour it inside the cap, strike side out.
Step 3 Cut matches 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.
Step 4 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.
This gag won’t harm your victim or cause a fire. The water inside will extinguish the fire almost immediately.
Step 5 Watch Watch in amusement as your unwitting victim removes the cap, causing the matches to light and the pen tip to burst into flames.
Did You Know:
French Baron Marcel Bich founded the BIC Company in 1945 after developing popular gravity-flow inks. In 1958, BIC introduced its pens to the American market.