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Video: See what this stone does when struck with iron, you will be shocked

September 12, 20233 min read

  • A rare stone capable of igniting real fire when stuck with iron emerged on Twitter and stunned science enthusiasts
  • The video of the stone was posted by Peche Africa, who said the continent is blessed with resources such as the stone
  • The rock ignited and started a fire just like coal after someone used an iron rode to strike it multiple times

A Twitter user posted a video showing a rare stone that can produce fire if struck with iron.

The video was posted by Peche Africa, who said the stone is a testament to the fact that Africa is blessed with natural resources.

Man shares video of rare black stone that could ignite fire.
The rare stone can ignite a fire when struck with iron. Photo credit: Twitter/@pmcafrica.

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In the clip, the stone, which looked black like charcoal, was struck multiple times with an iron rod.

Each time the iron rod touched it, it sparked with fire until it ignited and produced real flame mixed with smoke.

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Rare black stone that could produce fire

Many people wanted to know the name of the rock, but a few Twitter users could explain.

One Twitter user named Arojinle proffered an explanation that many of his followers believed to be true, but could not confirm it.

Arojinle, who has an MSc. Membrane Biochemistry and Biotechnology explained that the rare stone contained white phosphorus.

His words:

“The bright flame and white smoke at room temperature are consistent with white phosphorus signature. The smoke generated is dangerous as it contains phosphorus pentoxide P⁴O¹⁰ which is toxic. This stone should have been handled by professionals.”

See the tweet below:

Twitter users react to video of rare stone

@Zanokhanyotogu said:

“Afrika has all the natural resources that AFRICA needs. We should think about ourself first. Let us become strong first, we are not in a position to share yet.”

@STAKKFIN commented:

“We used to play with fire rocks like this as kids. Man, only If I knew.”

Video of rare golden fish goes viral

In a related story, reported that a man caught a rare golden fish.

The man showcased the fish and urged netizens to help him identify its name and worth so he wouldn’t make a mistake.

Some persons who claimed to be knowledgeable about fishes came up with its name and worth; others thought his catch was no big deal.


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