How To Start A Fire With A Lemon

'Why?' Is Not The Question, But 'How?'

'Why?' Is Not The Question, But 'How?'

Ask me why you would ever want to start a fire with a lemon and I would respond by pointing out the chances of being stranded on a deserted island (like Tom Hanks that one time) with only lemons to work with are as high as ever!

Also; shut up!

First Step

First Step

Firstly, you begin by sticking copper fasteners through the skin of the lemon, as pictured.

Copper and Zinc

Copper and Zinc

The second step is to stick some zinc nails in,.

(Copper and zinc, ladies and gentlemen, copper and zinc!) Then, you will want to connect the copper and zinc on a diagonal.

Once They've All Been Connected...

Once They've All Been Connected...

Then it's time to attach one insulated wire to the free copper fastener and one to the free zinc nail. I'm sure you know what happens next, kids...!!!

'I Have Made Fire!' - Tom Hanks

'I Have Made Fire!' - Tom Hanks

Now, touch the two wires to a piece of steel wool to create a short-circuit, then simply watch the steel wool heats up to create fire!