When you strike a matchstick against a surface, the friction generates heat, converting a small amount of red phosphorus to white phosphorus vapor. White phosphorus spontaneously ignites, decomposing potassium chlorate and liberating oxygen, but what happens when you use these to power a cardboard Tesla Cybertruck? One person decided to find out, and first built Elon Musk’s bulletproof creation out of cardboard before gathering 20,000 matches for propulsion. Read more for a video and additional information.
All of the matches were placed inside the cardboard model for propulsion, while a wooden stunt track was built to see just how far this fiery vehicle could go when lit. Despite burning up, the cardboard model still maintained its structural integrity. You’ll be able to see all the action from several angles, in slow motion, and even reversed, in the video above.
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