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Top 13 Interesting Facts about fire

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1. The flame is actually the visible part of the fire that consists heat-generating heated gases. The colour of the flame depends on the temperature and of course on the material that’s being burned. For example, sodium colours the flame in yellow, calcium in red and potassium in violet.

2. Early humanoids didn’t know how to light a fire, but once they discovered it, caused by nature they knew how to use it. They knew that cooked food was much better than raw food.

3. Sometimes forest fires are lighted on purpose because of natural renewal of the forest. Fire safety is assured for surrounding people and buildings.

4. In some countries people dance on fire, performing rituals, this is part of their culture.

5. Controlled fire is often used as a decoration. These can go from decorative candles to fireworks. This practice comes out of China where in ancient times people used primitive fireworks, creating stunning fire show.

6. Fire is one of the four main elements fire, air, water and earth.

7. Fire can take many forms & it is able to burn solids, gases & liquids.

8. Fire is actually permanent oxidation of materials in the chemical process of burning in which heat, light and gases are being released into the atmosphere.

9. Scientists have discovered countless proof for fire on Earth in some caves in South Africa. Bones, that are over a million years old have been discovered and that shows us that yet Homo erectus and Homo sapiens had been the first humanoids that knew the art of fire.

10. Most of the uncontrolled fires are caused by small objects such as cigarettes and candles.

11. Flames will not cast shadows.

12. Christmas time is one of the worst times for fires. Christmas lights, candles and all kind of light decorations are very dangerous. Fire safety is extremely important during the holidays!

13. Fire is used metaphorically used in poems and culture often it means warm feelings, or a connection between the gods, humans and life.

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