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How to turn your empty lighter into a cool toy motorcycle

One man's empty lighter is another's toy motorcycle.


Fernando Alfonso III


Posted on May 1, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 9:29 am CDT

A French filmmaker has just given empty disposable lighters a second life.

In a new YouTube video from Jamaica-based producer Romain “Sherkhan” Chiffre, a teenage boy can be seen taking apart two lighters and fashioning them together with glue to make a toy motorcycle.

The two-minute clip is part of an ongoing series called “Raatid and Magic,” in which Chiffre provides an unadulterated look at Jamaican life. Since 2003, he has filmed musiciansartisans, and businesses.

Instructions on how to make the toy motorcycle have circulated around Reddit since 2011. Check out the Imgur album below on how to piece together your own.

H/T Reddit | Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: May 1, 2014, 4:30 pm CDT