Watch the Domino Effect of 8,000 Matches Going Up in Flames

We kind of want to try this at home.

For reasons science has not been able to discern, we are all inexplicably fascinated by the domino effect. Like moths to a flame and vampires to a pulsing vein, we can't help but be transfixed by the organized disaster of individual objects falling in unison.

This video by LXG Design does the domino effect with a twist—or, shall we say, spark?

Using 8,000 matches to form a red flower figure, the visual rhapsody of flame begetting more flame is hypnotizing. To make the video even more appealing, LXG Design shows it to us a second time in slow motion. Now, it isn’t just the rapid consumption of the matches that is enthralling, but the intensity and movement of the flames.

It's as destructive as it is captivating. As with a car wreck, you just can’t look away.

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