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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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A lot of people have strong feelings about flag burning. It's often considered to be the ultimate unpatriotic act or even a precursor to violence. If you really want people to think you hate your country -- burning the flag will usually do it. But regardless of the social and political implications of the act, is flag burning actually illegal?

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If you haven't watered your Christmas tree since you forgot about it on Boxing Day, now is the time to get it out of your house. Unwatered Christmas trees are a huge fire hazard, as this video from the US National Fire Protection Association clearly shows.

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A Current Affair recently published a story titled Candle Warning that had all of the customary fear mongering flair that its brand has become synonymous with. The subject -- exploding glass candles and how they’re a danger to your home. Three minutes of concerned mothers, hidden video cameras and a few tips on how to avoid burning your house down and you have yourself some glorious Facebook clickbait.

I worked for a candle company for a number of years and I can confirm that candle explosions are quite a legitimate problem. I can also attest that most of the time these incidents occur due to a lack of education or common sense. Here’s the thing, scented candles are a lovely luxury but they still involve fire; something that is always potential danger when you’re not careful.

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It's not the most practical thing in the world, but if you've never eaten meat cooked slowly, roasted over a fire, you're missing out. This video from ChefSteps shows you how you can turn the fireplace you have at home into a roaring fire pit, perfect for roasting meat -- or a whole pig.

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If you spend any appreciable amount of time in the kitchen you will, at one point or another, be confronted with a kitchen fire. Dumping buckets of water on the situation is almost never a great idea, but luckily Bon Appetit has some tips on how to prevent and handle various kitchen fires.

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Extended-reach lighters are great for lighting barbecues, campfires, and candles, but they can get expensive. This video explains how to open one up and replace the empty lighter fluid reservoir so you can save a few dollars.

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Blair's "Ultra Death" Sauce is a chili sauce with a Scoville rating of 1,100,000 heat units -- that's 900 times hotter than a jalapeno chili. In the following video, we taste-test this bottled magma with Jolokia Pepper extreme-heat potato chips. (Darwin Awards, here we come!)

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You can use char cloth to start a fire in an emergency, but it's dangerous to keep and transport. These cotton fire-starting wafters are easy to make, safer to stash in an emergency kit=, and all you need to make them is a candle and some cosmetic cotton pads.

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If you want to give your backyard a little design flare for your next get-together, or you'd just like a fire feature for your patio to enjoy on a lazy afternoon, these fire bowls are built to shoot flame up through the rocks in the bowl from the centre as soon as they're lit.