Have You Seen This? Fire breaks out in man's wallet

It's not every day that you see a fan's wallet literally burst into flames at the ballpark.

It's not every day that you see a fan's wallet literally burst into flames at the ballpark. (Harold R. Kuntz, Twitter)



THE BALLPARK — There's nothing cheap about attending a Major League Baseball game. In fact, the steadily rising cost of tickets, parking, and concessions can sometimes make it feel as though your hard-earned money is going up in smoke. But it's not every day that you see a fan's wallet literally burst into flames at the ballpark.

According to KMBC News in Missouri, the fiery wallet was no accident. Instead, it was the work of a magician named Todd Lamanske. This explanation makes sense, as Lamanske's self-satisfied smirk near the end of the clip shows that he obviously knows something we don't.

A quick search of the internet reveals that this was the work of a "fire wallet." There's actually a flint wheel inside the wallet. Once it's flicked by the user, a small cloth soaked in flammable liquid catches fire. When the wallet is flipped closed, the flame goes out.

No word yet on whether Lamanske is a member of the Alliance of Magicians.

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Grant Olsen joined the KSL.com contributor team in 2012. He covers outdoor adventures, travel, product reviews and other interesting things. He is also the author of the book "Rhino Trouble." To read more of his articles, visit Grant's KSL.com author page.

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