Apparently kids are doing this….seriously, they just pour rubbing alcohol on their bodies and then light themselves on fire. How do they not know that fire burns?! Rubbing alcohol will not protect your body from burns, in fact, it makes the flames more potent, hence the fire warning on the labels. In case you are wondering, fire is hot. It is something we teach our littlest of children “Be careful of the stove, it is hot and can burn you if you get too close.” The top of the stove is pretty much, if not exactly, like the fire from a lighter. Who would have thought?!
You can play with fire safely, but it takes more than 3 seconds of thinking before putting it into action. If you want you light yourself on fire, you will need a fire suit, some protective gel, a way to safely put out the fire before the gel burns off and plenty of people around to help in case something goes wrong. Without these very important things, and quite a bit of planning, do NOT light yourself on fire!
Below, you will see my oldest daughter, twirling fire. Notice all the people in the background, watching carefully. She was tied for the youngest fire poi twirler at the conference, another boy her age also played with fire.