UltraSlo created this video of a match burning in slow motion so that people could see what really happens when we light it. The slow motion video was shot at 4000 frames-per-second and it took 2000 watts of close lighting within four inches and was a host of mirrors just to capture the burning in such detail.
In real time, the match would catch fire immediately. This macro sequence gives us a glimpse into what we never ordinarily see when lighting matches. The match burning in slow motion video is one you will not be able to look away from. Every second there is some sort of different reaction and if you blink you may miss something. Keep your eye out for all the bubbling, tearing and explosive elements that occur to the match head.