- A rare stone capable of igniting real fire when stuck with iron emerged on Twitter and stunned science enthusiasts
- The video of the stone was posted by Peche Africa, who said the continent is blessed with resources such as the stone
- The rock ignited and started a fire just like coal after someone used an iron rode to strike it multiple times
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In the clip, the stone, which looked black like charcoal, was struck multiple times with an iron rod.
Each time the iron rod touched it, it sparked with fire until it ignited and produced real flame mixed with smoke.
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Rare black stone that could produce fire
Many people wanted to know the name of the rock, but a few Twitter users could explain.
One Twitter user named Arojinle proffered an explanation that many of his followers believed to be true, but Legit.ng could not confirm it.
Arojinle, who has an MSc. Membrane Biochemistry and Biotechnology explained that the rare stone contained white phosphorus.
"The bright flame and white smoke at room temperature are consistent with white phosphorus signature. The smoke generated is dangerous as it contains phosphorus pentoxide P⁴O¹⁰ which is toxic. This stone should have been handled by professionals."
See the tweet below:
Twitter users react to video of rare stone
"Afrika has all the natural resources that AFRICA needs. We should think about ourself first. Let us become strong first, we are not in a position to share yet."
"We used to play with fire rocks like this as kids. Man, only If I knew."
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The man showcased the fish and urged netizens to help him identify its name and worth so he wouldn't make a mistake.
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