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  • Patvann May 2, 2020, 3:23 PM

    An awful lot of work to get 12″ off the ground.
    Matches have a crappy energy-density.

  • Auntie Analogue May 2, 2020, 3:50 PM

    Seven hundred fifty hours of meticulous toil to produce that prodigiously sulphurous squib. Can’t wait to see further consequences of the cabin fever & boredom induced by the Chinese Virus shelter-in-place/stay-at-home regime.

  • RosalindJ May 2, 2020, 4:36 PM

    Matchless. Ha ha.
    Yeah, he doesn’t have a girlfriend.

  • ghostsniper May 2, 2020, 5:15 PM

    Walmart’s best price on wooden matches is $10.50 (free shipping) for 1000, so 1,000,000 would be about $10,500.00 right?

  • jwm May 2, 2020, 5:33 PM

    He gets a 10 for execution but a rather disappointing 2 or maybe 3 for performance.
    Kinda’ underwhelming.
    He could have made a hell of a pipe bomb with all that, and it would have made a big ass BOOM. Maybe even destroyed something useless.


  • PA Cat May 2, 2020, 6:49 PM

    The video of cats starting a falling dominoes chain reaction was a lot more entertaining, IMHO, and a lot less likely to bring the local firefighters to show up on your doorstep.

  • Nori May 2, 2020, 8:57 PM

    First thought was where did he get the black-headed matches?
    My primitive cave stocks what is available:red-headed ones.
    Bit of research reveals match heads come in the whole crayon box of colors.
    Who knew??

    A+ to MatchGuy for effort,and good video. Those prodigious sulphurous fumes made my eyes & nose water…

  • Snakepit Kansas May 3, 2020, 6:19 AM

    He probably ordered them in bulk for a better price. Shipped direct from Wuhan.

  • Bill in Tennessee May 3, 2020, 7:10 AM

    E for effort… F for results. Proving once again that some people just have way too much time on their hands.

  • Jack May 3, 2020, 7:34 AM

    The patience of Renfield, only with matches.

  • Eskyman May 4, 2020, 9:55 AM

    Spectacular, but it sure didn’t get far. Hope he was satisfied, but my reaction was “is that all?”

    Back in high school, I used matchstick heads to power CO2 cartridge rockets; they’d go like the blazes for a half mile or so. They worked so well that soon I was gifted by two visitors: one from the Police Dept. and the other from the Fire Dept. For some reason they wanted to talk to my parents!

    Their timing wasn’t too good though- they arrived just as the Boy Scouts Council was meeting in my living room. For a while there I was the talk of the town!