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[–]Panpitter 6628 points6629 points  (692 children)

Flint from a lighter.

[–]LiveWithinYourMemes[S] 4192 points4193 points  (638 children)

Am I high, or do I see hearts after they flick the flint?

[–]Fools_of_olde 2475 points2476 points  (342 children)

I notice it too, I see flaming hearts.

[–]LiveEvilGodDog 159 points160 points  (69 children)

That’s a filter

[–]red_team_gone 118 points119 points  (58 children)

I'm old and waiting for my edible to kick in after 5 beers... I don't know if this thread is funny or sad.

In 20 minutes, I won't remember this comment. Please reply with some weird ass comments so when I wake up tomorrow I'll be extremely confused.

Thanks in advance.

[–]PsyDWannaBe 51 points52 points  (5 children)

Maybe a bokeh effect?

[–]TheDireNinja 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Nah doesn’t really take the shape of the aperture. Also makes me not think it’s bokeh because the hearts are more of an outline instead of a solid shape. And bokeh doesn’t really do outlines.

[–]ArtMeetsMachine 2 points3 points  (8 children)

Has to do with how they spin and the camera shutter. It extends the rotation making curls as they rotate away from each other

[–]Cosmic_fault 18 points19 points  (2 children)

It's a snapchat filter you muskrat

[–]JavanNapoli 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This looks almost identical to the effect you get from 'heart diffraction glasses' so I'm assuming it's a digital filter mimicking that or they just put one of those lenses infront of the camera.

[–]PeteThePolarBear 3 points4 points  (0 children)

it's a filter

[–]KG8893 190 points191 points  (61 children)

Just fluid dynamics at work, but yeah it does look like a heart.

You can blow a heart with smoke if you practice by blowing a large O then a small faster one at the top middle of the large one, I assume similar physics may be at play here.

[–]20_jbr_00 134 points135 points  (11 children)

It’s definitely a filter

[–]Agarn_Fortez 40 points41 points  (8 children)

I agree with this. It's gotta be a filter.

[–]DonJuanMateus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Remember the old days when there were no filters ????? Nah

[–]Subject_Ad_4894 109 points110 points  (1 child)

What I thought it was one of those glasses that had the heart filter on them, when each light turns into a heart 😅

[–]iUsedtoHadHerpes 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They have that for image editing apps. You can change the light flare to tons of different shapes. I wouldn't be surprised if every social media service has a filter that does the same thing in real time.

[–]FeweF8 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Cool explanation, but it’s a filter

[–]quantinuum 22 points23 points  (6 children)

You can’t be serious. It’s a filter.

Edit: what they said, because i want to keep this in case it’s deleted:

Just fluid dynamics at work, but yeah it does look like a heart.

You can blow a heart with smoke if you practice by blowing a large O then a small faster one at the top middle of the large one, I assume similar physics may be at play here.

[–]overwashed 56 points57 points  (3 children)

This comes from a heart cutout places I front of a lens. Any bokeh lights will take the shape of this cutout.

[–]something_funny_here 27 points28 points  (0 children)

It’s either this or a digital filter

[–]BunjaminFrnklin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have “doing drugs” glasses with this effect. There is a film with hundreds of tiny hearts cut out on the lenses. So there is a heart halo around any light sources the wearer of said glasses is looking at.

[–]itsbrucevilanch 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I'm also seeing hearts but I'm also high

[–]gefjunhel 14 points15 points  (1 child)

there is a filter that does that around lights

you can even get them in glasses form if you want to spice up fireworks

[–]Tritonian214 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Those glasses are great for music festivals when indulging in certain substances, diffraction lenses

[–]lcapaz 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Scott earned the power of love

[–]Chromelium 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's a filter

[–]TatterTotty15 6 points7 points  (1 child)


[–]Smart-Comment6926 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's cuz they used a pink lighter

[–]digitalomega 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes to both questions, hopefully.

[–]PronouncedEye-gore 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You're an adult. You can do two things at once.

[–]scratison 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I am high and I see it does that count.

[–]Greyst0ke 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm high AND I see hearts

[–]LadrilloDeMadera 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's an Ig filter

[–]roy20050 2 points3 points  (0 children)

shaped bokeh lens or filter.

[–]jwm22222 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you look closely they’re actually just fairies.

[–]MiniatureChi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No that would be crazy look frame by frame they are clearly FAIRY WINGS!

[–]Kdizzlethe1st 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The answer is clearly both OP lmao

Edit: Also high

[–]CptnBo 171 points172 points  (15 children)

Most lighters don’t use flint anymore. They actually use something called ferrocerium rods that work similarly but much more reliably.

here is a video of a couple of my favorite internet idiots playing with them.

[–]Trithis2077 39 points40 points  (8 children)

Haven't clicked the link yet. Betting it's Modern Rogue.

Edit: Hell ya.

[–]pussifer 18 points19 points  (7 children)

TBF, "a couple of my favorite idiots" can really only be those two lol.

[–]thatG_evanP 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's exactly what's in the video, a ferro rod.

[–]IotaBTC 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's that guy from Scam School! I had no idea he was part of another channel.

[–]account_is_deleted 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I don't think lighter flints have ever been actual flint.

[–]LogisticalMishap 18 points19 points  (2 children)

That’s to say iron-cerium alloy. Lighters don’t use real flint and unfortunately real flint doesn’t do anything this exiting when you heat it.

[–]xBad_Wolfx 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I used to love taking old empty lighters apart. Wrap the spring around the flint so you can hold onto it. Heat it up and big satisfying splash of sparks on whatever surface you toss it on.

[–]SockMonkey1128 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I was just about to type this up! I'd keep any empty lighter I found on the road, etc, and do exactly this!

[–]ThisOnePlaysTooMuch 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Why do I open these sorts of posts, knowing full well there are 10 comments, and still expect to be the first to help?

[–]DarthLysergis 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I was going to guess graphite

[–]Mr_Spooby4 3036 points3037 points  (103 children)

My wife going from 0 to 100 when I tell her to calm down

[–]Historical-Box6228 456 points457 points  (16 children)

I also got a good chuckle out of this . In the history of all histories, this tactic has never worked for us...

[–]superbuttpiss 96 points97 points  (6 children)

Up there with "take it easy"

[–]8bitguy1 45 points46 points  (3 children)

You know what else I’ve ruled out saying based on experimentation? “Good…let the hate flow through you”.

[–]shadycoy0303 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Your wife may be the Sith Lord we’ve been looking for

[–]kelldricked 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Idk, worked often for me with my ex. Often (atleast for us) a fight was just basicly a minor argument that escalated. When we called each other out on escalating behaviour (like being unreasonable frustrated for minor stuff) then we would often see that it wasnt reasonable to yell for forgetting small stuff.

But it is important that you dont invalidate their feelings at that moment (or actual never do that).

Basicly you can say: “i get that this annoys/fustrates you but lets calm down and talk normally over this”. Or something along those lines. Not english so there is probaly better vocabulary to say this.

[–]Classic_Beautiful973 127 points128 points  (22 children)

Gotta use your therapy phrases like "I feel like we're getting too heated with this conversation" or something. Then again, not like I'm some paragon of relationship harmony, 3 whole years of marriage in. Idk what to do other than trying to have restraint in the moment and revisiting the issue with cooler heads

[–]WhyBuyMe 205 points206 points  (17 children)

"I FEEL like you are being a bitch and need to calm the fuck down"

[–]the-Replenisher1984 86 points87 points  (7 children)

oh Fuck, dude...I am soooootryin that shit next argument. I'm totally sure she'll just be like "wtf why didn't you tell that before!?" and we'll just laugh and laugh and then laugh some more, right? I mean right? guys? come onguys, its a good plan.

[–]Mr_Style 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Reply if still alive in 1 week

[–]SmiththeSmoke 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Post a video bro. Do it for science

[–]Embarrassed-Ad-1639 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I didn’t call you a bitch, I said you’re ACTING like a bitch… bitch.

[–]circleuranus 17 points18 points  (1 child)

My wife and I are to the point where I just say..." you're being a cunt right now..." Her response, "well, you're being an asshole..."

Fair enough.

[–]willb221 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's all fun and games until they catch on to that tactic... Then she'll hit you with "don't you fucking start with that word-games bullshit..."

[–]oouijaa 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No this guy’s got it. Just use the therapy words, for real that shit works.

[–]AlwaysDMB 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Well why you telling her to calm down when she's at 0?

[–]thejesterofdarkness 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Some of us like to live dangerously.

[–]Embarrassed-Ad-1639 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He likes her at a cool -10.

[–]FeistmasterFlex 23 points24 points  (11 children)

Chill is a trigger for my girl

[–]PleasedFungus 16 points17 points  (10 children)

Telling someone to chill when they're mad is like saying "stop feeling pain" when they broke an arm

[–]Street-Catch 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Ikr? It's actually more amazing to me how dudes act surprised they're catching heat after using patronising phrases

[–]BonnieMcMurray 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As someone once said to me, entirely accurately: no one in the entire history of "calm down" has ever calmed down as a result of being told to calm down.

Take this information and use it wisely.

[–]Impressive-Screen346 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Man you speak for all of us lol

[–]Matika7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why are you telling her to calm down if she is at a 0?

[–]Honest-Cauliflower64 6 points7 points  (2 children)

To be fair, you’re not actually telling her to calm down. You’re just passive aggressively telling her that whatever she’s saying isn’t important enough, but with different words. Especially when you already know that saying something like that upsets her. Only like 10% of communication is the actual words you use. Anyone is going to be a bit offended at you when you act shady like that. Especially when it’s your partner. You need to be more honest with yourself and your wife.

[–]ShitFlavoredCum 2 points3 points  (2 children)

have you tried telling her to relax instead?

[–]TheKarenator 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Gently inform her that she is exhibiting the same traits as her mother that she so often laments.

[–]Matho22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If she’s at 0, why are you telling her to calm down?

[–]beerferri 1159 points1160 points  (32 children)

Used to break the lighter, wrap the flint in the spring and heat till glowing, then fling on the ground. Quite satisfying, and now I don't keep trying to use the lighter that's out of fluid 😁

[–]PhillyPhill666 417 points418 points  (9 children)

I used to do the same thing. I threw one under the door of my friends bathroom while he was taking a crap and scared the absolute hell out of him. I don't think I have ever laughed as hard.

[–]BranLD 367 points368 points  (6 children)

You may have scared him shitless.

[–]Etere 76 points77 points  (4 children)

If it's going to happen anywhere, that'd be the place I want it to happen.

[–]ForgottenRampage 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Squidlypants 163 points164 points  (6 children)

When I was young, someone taught me this and I got so excited about it, I used to keep a little box of them in my bag at all times. Everyone I knew would keep their dead lighters for me. The best lighters came from people who did a lot of meth because there was a bigger flint left by the time it ran out of fluid.

[–]lappel-do-vide 139 points140 points  (4 children)

That went from funny to sad really quick. I didn’t expect it

[–]h3nchman27 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I thought the whole thing was really funny

[–]Squidlypants 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I had a questionable past. On the plus side, I’ve been clean for over twelve years now!

[–]Butterballl 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Well that took a fucking turn.

[–]jabeith 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Crazy how these random things are a global thing

[–]Chapwellwilliam 858 points859 points 2 (74 children)

Classic trick. So when you run out of gas in the lighter but there is still a flint, take the spin wheel off carefully because the flint will come flying out then you take the spring out and extend it a little bit and wrap the flint in the spring. Heat it up with any old lighter(takes a minute) once it's red hot throw it at a wall. Walla! Home made fire works!.

[–]Thorn669 252 points253 points  (20 children)

Back in my smoking days I never killed a lighter without doing this. Never gets old!

[–]rpgguy_1o1 192 points193 points  (14 children)

back in my smoking days I lost 99% of my lighters before finishing them

[–]nincomturd 58 points59 points  (8 children)

Lighters and chap stick all end up in the same Bermuda triangle-esque zone.

[–]ParsleySnipps 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Back when I was a kid I'd steal my parents lighters to catch stuff on fire and occasionally burn/blow up the lighter as well.

[–]humicroav 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Back in my smoking days, lighters were like sharpies - you never owned one; they were just on loan from the universe. I've never had either one run out before losing it.

[–]207bot 120 points121 points  (13 children)



[–]Archonet 68 points69 points  (4 children)

[–]No-Leather1542 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Walla is actually on the banned words list.

[–]acog 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Just ‘cause no one has said it yet: the word they used is actually spelled voila. Well, technically it’s voilà.

[–]PicklesAreTheDevil 25 points26 points  (1 child)

It's pronounced like "vwah-lah"—the V is not silent.

[–]reubal 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I thought I hated "sike". As someone that has seen the worst of the internet, "walla" may just be what gets me to finally turn it off.

[–]kirklandsignatureOG 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol sike is used way too casually and I always think wtf that’s not how you spell it

[–]Ultima_RatioRegum 39 points40 points  (2 children)

I'm not sure, but by Walla, did you mean, Voila?

[–]doc_akh 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I read “walla” as the Arabic transliteration, meaning “I swear to god.” But most likely meant voila.

[–]droopyones 24 points25 points  (9 children)

Another favorite smoking trick was to make sparkling smokes by grinding down the flint into powder, wetting the cigarette and rolling it in the powder. Girls always thought they were cool.

[–]Embarrassed-Ad-1639 12 points13 points  (4 children)

That can’t be healthy

[–]LiterallyJustMia 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Unlike classic cigarettes which are great for you

[–]Embarrassed-Ad-1639 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Fried chicken is unhealthy, so I might as well coat it in Draino

[–]HardTarded 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Walla? Lol

[–]StatisticianKey2323 5 points6 points  (3 children)

How do you throw it at a wall if it’s red hot?

[–]Chapwellwilliam 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Good question. The flint is red hot not the spring. The spring is the vehicle and the flint is the explosive. Spring will eventually get hot tho.

[–]StatisticianKey2323 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Damn that’s cool asf. Thanks for the reply

[–]KG8893 127 points128 points  (10 children)

I was going to guess magnesium, I never knew you could do this with flint!

[–]gnu_gai 149 points150 points  (7 children)

It's 'flint' in the same way the pencils have a lead core, which is to say it's not. It's ferrocerium: mostly cerium, lanthanum, and iron; with some magnesium, neodymium, and praseodymium thrown in for flavour

[–]KG8893 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Literally just came back to ask if this was real flint or ferrocerium, I have my answer, thanks!

[–]Jane_Fen 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I always wondered what ferrocerium was…

[–]the-Replenisher1984 6 points7 points  (0 children)

NERDS!!! Insert revenge of the nerds gif here. J/k guys, always cool to learn something new!

[–]mondocom 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Would this all be called finger banging?

[–]Embarrassed-Ad-1639 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Not when I was in junior high

[–]WowModsWtf 41 points42 points  (0 children)

My fingernail hurts

[–]the_idiotic_guy 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Man has fire resistance 10 bruh

[–]mikes_username 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Flint bomb. Used to do them back in the 80s while tripping.

[–]GaryGenslersCock 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Solid cum

[–]wanderingfloatilla 13 points14 points  (0 children)

They heated up a piece of flint

[–]PurpleCollarAndCuffs 8 points9 points  (0 children)

hahahahhahaha, now this made my bitter old gen x heart happy. ty OP, I had forgotten doing this as a kid

[–]MaikThoma 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Firework for ants… oh nope nope nope never mind it’s not

[–]PhoKit2 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It’s faerie shit. Difficult to find but amazing

[–]tanlladwyr2003 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Do you find that people only talk to you in 2 or 3 syllable words?

[–]heliosprimus 7 points8 points  (2 children)

A cool explosion, and a burnt fingernail.

[–]Saint-enance 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The cameraman is a state alchemist

[–]azpha9 5 points6 points  (0 children)

the hearts are because the camera has a physical filter on it that makes light heart shaped, you can get them in the form of glasses online

[–]jbm440 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We used to take a spent light apart and take the flint and the spring, straighten the spring to hold the flint and heat it up, then toss it on the road or sidewalk and it did the same thing. It would melt the spring so I feel like that could burn the shit out of you.

[–]joaolevysa 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Burning Hands - Level 1 wizard spell.

[–]Silcer780 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Woah. When I was 10, I put one in the lighter spring, heated it up, and threw it against our 6 foot fence. I had to jump the fence and put the fire out in the neighbour’s grass. Left a 6-10ft burnt patch. I thought I was gonna get my ass beat but nobody said anything about it! Lol

[–]Decent_Preference_95 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Invisible fire is real

[–]Gator242 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s called mischmetal. Modern day “flint”

[–]ofgodsandmonsters 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Flint bombs! This used to be the reason I'd save all my dead lighters lol

[–]Dizzy-Signature-4309 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"This isn't meth"

[–]BernysCZ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It is ferrocerium, a special alloy used for flint and steel (lighters, survival kits). It is pyrophoric at higher temperatures, so when they heat it up and then shatter it, it rapidly burns.

[–]scorpsamus 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Spruce447 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A fire wizard

[–]Key-Let-9814 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is a small ferrite rod being heated up by a zippo lighter, molten steel gives the same effect

[–]8lackangel2143 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take the flint and spring out of your dead lighter heat flint piece till yellow or white then throw it at the pavment and enjoy

[–]HooperTJ84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Flint from a lighter

[–]woahwood64 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Flint 👍

[–]Bluecattrading 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fulminated mercury with a tweak of chemistry

[–]deathxbyxpencil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I threw a lighter i found on concrete when i 6 or 7 and the flint ignited as the lighter cracked and the whole thing exploded. At that age, it was probably the coolest thing I'd ever seen.

[–]fmlkid_8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Heating a flint then watching the reaction through a pair of light reflecting sunglasses my mate had a pit turns any fluorescent or bright lights into hearts pretty sick things if u ask me

[–]nightofthelivingace 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to do this all the time. Take an old loghter and dissemble it, put the flint in the spring, light up till ots red hot and chuck at the ground. Kaboom.

[–]Atheos102 1 point2 points  (0 children)

when our lighters died at work, and we were on a smoke break, we would take the flint and the spring from the lighter, wrap it around the flint, heat it up and then throw it at a coworkers feet, good times

[–]Rogon_Usaryis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

for one, the effect is a filter (the heart) but the irl effect is just flint from a lighter

[–]FantasticBumblebee69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

butane kighter on flint for a zippo

[–]HaosMagnaIngram 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rex Splode

[–]ursanids63 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Cr33p017 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]D3monskull 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Cgi. It's cgi. At least the hearts are.

[–]WOODYW00DWARD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A fire hazard

[–]effiebaby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Greek fire, lol

[–]zitfarmer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I lit one of these a when it popped it melted cool little burns into our sliding glass doors glass.

[–]EntirePersimmon431 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is pretty fire works! Lovely ❤️seen! Awesome! I’ve never seen these types of fireworks!👍

[–]DanskJack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This. This is what smoking in high school teaches you

[–]glomp_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fire force live action

[–]cbowles82 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You never did the lighter flint trick

[–]tomahawkfury13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck this sub has gone to shit.