I saw a video recently that seemed to show a fire being started from a potato, salt, toothpaste, a couple of wires, and what appears to be cotton.
A video showing this is HERE. To summarize, it looks like they:
- cut a potato in half
- cut a rounded out hollow in one half and filled it with a mixture of salt and toothpaste
- put wires through the other half and folded them over so that when the two halves were placed together, the two ends were both in the salt/toothpaste mixture
- put the halves together and put a piece of cotton (or something else) around one of the exposed wire ends coming out of the potato halves
- waited a few minutes and then touched the other wire to the cotton and it started on fire
HERE is a forum where people are talking about the video and many seem to think it's real.
Is this video showing something possible or was it faked?