8 Hand-To-Hand Combat Myths You Probably Believe

MYTH: Cigarettes can ignite gas trails or gas tanks.

TRUTH: A lit cigarette certainly has the potential to ignite a pool of gasoline, but there’s a catch: It doesn’t have the sustained heat necessary to pull off this stunt unless it’s actually being smoked. Gas ignites at temperatures between 500-540 °F, and the maximum temperature of a cigarette usually tops out at 450-500 °F, the hottest of which is when it’s currently in-use.

Also: Fixed-blades knives great for, uh, cutting stuff

So unless you can puff the danger stick while you’re throwing it into a puddle of liquid dinosaurs, an ignition is highly unlikely.