Hey, you know what would be really cool to look at? Ice that's on fire. What are the chances? How do they do it?


The bottom of the dish is coated with calcium carbide. As the ice melts, the water reacts with the calcium carbide to create a flammable gas called acetylene, which goes up in flames when the lit match is introduced. This is the same process behind the carbide lamps people used to use to explore caves.