r/interestingasfuck Sep 24 '22

Poplar Fluff Fire Wave

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u/dannyboii0401 Sep 24 '22

That's the coolest shit I've seen all day

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u/PxN13 Sep 24 '22

It's so mesmerizing to watch

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u/jstew-art Sep 24 '22

Now, this is interesting as fuck

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u/DepartureFluffy3570 Sep 24 '22

Genius! Why did it take 58 years for me to learn this method?

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u/smurb15 Sep 25 '22

Just don't do it in front of kids or else you are gonna be explaining shit to the parents why it's fun. Like you have to explain why

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u/heck_no_bro Sep 24 '22

That is literally so fucking cool

15

u/ctpbvsal Sep 24 '22

Nah, I’d say it probably feels rather hot to the touch

3

u/HistoricalMention210 Sep 24 '22

Take my upvote and get out

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u/nemom Sep 24 '22

Maybe I'll try that instead of raking leaves this fall.

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u/mihayy5 Sep 24 '22

Ahhh not sure this is a good idea

1

u/tacodino200 Sep 24 '22

You should totally do that! It'll work great!

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u/gandalfium225 Sep 25 '22

Don't forget to tie it with a gender reveal party! Those things never go wrong!

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u/Paragon4315 Sep 24 '22

Spring be like

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u/trefies07 Sep 24 '22

What happens to the grass dwelling insects?

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u/RRioter Sep 24 '22

They sleep

10

u/HerrHolzrusse Sep 24 '22

So satisfying.

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u/slackerrificc Sep 24 '22

I can see why this is so Poplar

3

u/ICLazeru Sep 24 '22

TIL poplar fluff plasmas at such a low temperature, grass can survive it.

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u/Pitchfork_Wholesaler Sep 24 '22

Drying time for the poplar fluff is waaaaay shorter than the grass, so when the poplar fluff flashes over it doesn't get hot enough/have long enough residence time to preheat the grass the point of combustion.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

I could watch that for hours. Oddly satisfying.

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u/jim45804 Sep 24 '22

I'd do the same for those blanketing spider webs in Australia.

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u/raver58 Sep 24 '22

A Fluff Fire sounds innocuous, but it certainly isn't

2

u/readyplayerone161803 Sep 24 '22

I thought that was being played in reverse for a second

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u/wodwick Sep 25 '22

That was mesmerising and cool AF

1

u/Sir-Farts- Sep 24 '22

I've done this in my neighborhood it's very satisfying.

1

u/hastdubier Sep 24 '22

This is my kink

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u/bemorecreativetrolls Sep 24 '22

I hate this video every time it’s posted. Someone is going to try this and burn down their entire neighborhood. It totally looks cool but it’s such a terrible idea!

1

u/TooWittyToWoo Sep 24 '22

So the grass really is greener

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u/Pleasant_Ad_7694 Sep 24 '22

I used to do this as a teenager and run away because I thought I'd lit the world on fire ahahah.

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u/beatbox2sleep Sep 24 '22

My brother did this once when we were camping. Was not controlled. Nothing happened, luckily. I was trying to stomp it out but t was in vain.

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u/finiteessence Sep 24 '22

What a shame I learn this in an English sub reedit and I have seen it mentioned in Spain at all.

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u/ElemLight Sep 25 '22

Damn that's satisfying to watch.

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u/RealRabidRaccoon Sep 25 '22

Man i wanna try setting this shit on fire now😂

1

u/Veteran_H Sep 25 '22

Oddly satisfying

1

u/yumansuck Sep 25 '22

All I can say is wow wow wow I never saw anything or heard about this what an unbelievable phenomenon nature is lit

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u/sjjsbhjsbsb Sep 25 '22

When you set the the tickspeed to 100 and the grass hasnt grown yet :

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u/hesatool Sep 25 '22

I’ve seen this video but it said it was spider webs burning in Australia

1

u/Frites_Sauce_Fromage Sep 25 '22

So which witch are we going to stone and throw in the bottom of a lake today?

1

u/Oragami Sep 25 '22

I've seen this video before, but not the explanation of it :D

1

u/SurrealRareAvis Sep 25 '22

Don’t try this at home, kids…

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u/Ferregar Sep 25 '22

Absolutely mesmerizing 🤯

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u/Fine-Funny6956 Sep 25 '22

Cottonwood seeds in the West do this too

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u/Unremarkabledryerase Sep 26 '22

1 cigarette is the difference between winter and summer.

I wish I could pass time like that.

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u/leosadovsky Sep 24 '22

A perfect way to start a wildfire

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u/lake_gypsy Sep 24 '22

If I'm not mistaken, these trees emit a smell like fresh semen. I lived in a valley in northeast US that would be coated in this fluff. One time, a couple kids found a lighter and set the yard of a restaurant on fire. It was harmless but the entire fire company came.

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u/SINGLECOMMENTTHREAD Sep 24 '22

Wish that technique would work for dandruff too.