Lighting a match and watching a burning lamp in a pitch dark room is a soothing experience, which most of us must have experienced. But lighting 6,000 matchsticks at once and watching what unfolds is oddly mesmerizing.
A video that shows just that has been viewed almost seven million times on YouTube in just one week, with one person writing: ‘that was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever witnessed’. The video starts with someone lighting the matchsticks from one corner.
The flame quickly gains traction, and just 28 seconds into the clip the fire has spread halfway across them.