Children seem to have an innate fascination with fire. And that obsession is only stoked by ignorance. Experts agree that kids are more likely to grow up to be obsessed with fire when they’re not taught about it from an early age. So it might be time to go camping or invest in a fire pit.

“This fascination is a consequence of inadequate experience with fire during development,” evolutionary biologist Daniel Fessler told Live Science.

In his own research, Fessler has discovered at least 19 societies that expose children to fire at the tender age of three; most other cultures introduce children to fire between the ages of five and eight. Only in western countries are the flames taboo throughout childhood, and this helps spark a child’s curiosity. What makes fire so hot and smokey? How can it be contained? This curiosity lasts for roughly a three year period, studies suggest—a lethal amount of time…

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