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Fire Breathing

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Breathing fire is an easy skill to master, but very dangerous. The performer holds fuel in their mouth, usually paraffin or lamp fuel, and sprays it near a flaming torch. Tim Black set a world record by blowing a flame that was seventeen feet long. This fiery trick started in India.

  1. 1. What is the world's longest blown flame?
    1. a. 883 feet
    2. b. 12 feet
    3. c. 17 feet
  2. 2. What kind of fuel does a fire breather use?
    1. a. Lighter fuel
    2. b. Gasoline
    3. c. Lamp fuel
  3. 3. Where does a fire breather hold fuel?
    1. a. Their ears
    2. b. Their nose
    3. c. Their mouth