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How to Light a Cigarette with a Hammer

(Video Link) This blacksmith doesn’t need a lighter. Watch him heat a metal rod by hammering it, then lighting his cigarette with it. -via Yababoon 

Zoo to Send Orangutan to a Private Island to Quit Smoking

[YouTube clip] It’s hard to quit. So when zookeepers in Indonesia want to help Tori the orangutan to quit smoking, they decided to take drastic measures: Tori learned to smoke 10 years ago [...]

Literary Characters that Should be BFF IRL

Who would famous literary characters be best friends with, if they could select other characters from across works of fiction by other authors? Flavorwire imagined 8 such pairings, starting with this one of Holden Caulfield from [...]

Science Says Smoke Later If You Smoke At All

It goes without saying that smoking is bad for you, but as it turns out, when you smoke can affect just how much of a health impact a cigarette could have on your body. Two new studies have shown that smokers who light up first thing in the morning are more likely to get lung, [...]

A Great Portait That Really Stinks

Regardless of your feelings about smoking, I’m sure we can all agree that cigarette butts are pretty disgusting. After all, they’re essentially saliva and tar-filled packages that smell as bad as they look. Perhaps that’s what makes Jinks Kunst’s portrait of French musician Serge Gainsbour so memorable -it’s created entirely from cigarette butts. The artist spent [...]

Cigarette Ash Landscape

From a distance, Yang Yongliang’s sculpture looks like a large, upside down cigarette. But a close inspection shows that the ashen tip depicts a city. As you can see in the other photos at the link, below the cigarette is a pile of ash in a field of wildflowers. Link via Dude Craft | Photo: Yang [...]

How to Make Motorcycle Models from Cigarette Lighters

It’s possible to use the just the components of a cigarette lighter to make a rather realistic model of a motorcycle. YouTube user Tysteriskians has a nicely-detailed instructional video on the craft. Link (NSFW url) and Video via Geekologie

An Artistic Use for Old Cigarette Machines

When the hundreds of cigarette vending machines sitting in bars and restaurants all across the country became taboo – or downright illegal – the people behind Art-o-mat had a good idea about how to use them. Here’s a brief history from the organization’s website: The inspiration for Art-o-mat came to artist Clark Whittington while [...]

2 Year Ardi Rizal Smokes 40 Cigarettes

Taking a deep drag on his cigarette while resting on the steering wheel of his truck, he looks like a parody of a middle-aged lorry driver.But the image covers up a much more disturbing truth: At just the tender age of two, Ardi Rizal’s health has been so ruined by his 40-a-day habit that he [...]

Smoker loses six teeth after cigarette explodes

Here’s another good reason not to smoke – a man in Indonesia lost six teeth this week after his cigarette exploded. The company behind the brand offer…