Fire Twirling

IDEA Take two fireballs connected by chain, and twirl for hypnotic effect

HOW IT STARTED Thought to have been invented by Maoris, now picked up by the neo-hippie party crowd

JUDGMENT CALL Very, very hot despite--or because of--its danger

Michele Ravera's e-mail address vividly describes her new hobby--heylady Ravera's a fire spinner. To get her jollies, she plays with two clumps of flaming, kerosene-soaked cotton wadding connected by a chain. As Letterman would say, Kids, don't try this at home. Visually spectacular--and spectacularly dangerous--fire spinning can now be seen not just at the Burning Man festival or...

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