People do all sorts of things to earn a living in this world, but one of the strangest career choices has to be those who use fire in some way to entertain others. It must be that they believe that using fire in some trick or stunt will make it more exciting and dangerous and it must be that they are right because throughout history onlookers have enjoyed watching performers tempt fate by going up against fire in some way.
Circus performers have long used fire as a way to wow their audiences. They might have animals that jump through flaming hoops or even do it themselves in some way. Although when fire tricks have been done inside a canvas circus tent, they were probably placing all of their onlookers in danger as well as themselves. When a circus tent catches on fire, it will burn quickly and people have died trying to get out.
Fire swallowing is another trick that has long held to try for people to see. Someone would have to be entirely crazy to attempt this trick, but it has never failed to thrill the people watching it being done. Of course, there is a trick to doing it and those who do it for a living are usually in no real danger, but accidents do happen even when the performer has been well trained and doing the stunt for years.
Stunt drivers have also used walls of fire or flaming hoops to drive their vehicle of choice through. Cars and motorcycles are most commonly used. Why would someone want o drive a vehicle that is filled with an explosive fuel through a fire on purpose? It is all about thrilling people and making them believe that it is more dangerous than it might actually be, but it is definitely dangerous.
Firewalkers sometimes do this crazy trick as part of a ritual sometimes. It might be to prove their manhood or some other crazy thing. This has been practiced in some countries for centuries and is not an uncommon sight. There is supposed to be a trick to doing this without being injured too. It is silly to think that someone would walk across fire and not get burned unless there was a way to minimize the damage to their body.
People have always had a fascination with fire and the reason why it might interest most people to watch such tricks as these being done is that there are probably very few of us who would actually attempt to do them ourselves.