How to Start a Fire With a Frankenstein Lemon

Though we wouldn’t count on bringing a lemon if our audition tape ever gets selected for Naked and Afraid, this nifty little trick is still pretty awesome to know. Be prepared to be fascinated at what a softened lemon, copper clips, zinc nails, a piece of wire and steel wool can do when you arrange them just so. The sixth zinc nail acts as the positive terminal and the first copper clip is the negative terminal which when brought together, creates an 11 volt short circuit, hot enough to spark a fire. Though we like our magic theory better, the scientific explanation will do just fine as well.

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