This really works, but it took forever to get all that ink out of my mouth.
While cool and all, my question is, Who thought of doing this? What lead up to this discovery and by who? How long before this knowledge was known before it ended up on youtube? This history behind this must be fascinating.
Can you use this to smoke a bowl or will you just burn your hands off
I just recreated this without too much difficulty:
Here's my 10 minutes of tinkering of insight - As others have mentioned, what's likely happening is the gas exit is constricted due to the presence of the ink and thus the nozzle velocity is increased. The combustion rate is fixed, thus the equilibrium point is advanced farther out than the nozzle. Get this non-visible flame nonsense out of here. It's mass flow balance.
A couple other notes:
I had to mess with the flow rate on the lighter and set it near max (without overcranking it) to get consistent flow, and it would only last a few ignition cycles as the ink is expelled from the exit due to viscous effects of the gas removing the ink from the exit nozzle (basically cleaning itself). Simple thing to redab the nozzle and go at it again.
You blow in the pen. No sucking tonight ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Edit: Friend told me to shove something non flammable in there to do the same thing. Results here:
This looks like it may be dangerous
Another fun thing to do with those specific, awful lighters. Is pop the too, and crank that little flame control valve. You can get a massive flame out of those fuckers.