If you glue two matches together, you’ll find the sticks won’t be parallel to each other because the match heads at the top are slightly thicker. If you keep on going, and eventually glue 42,000 of them together, you’ll end up with a giant sphere that produces a fantastic chain reaction of fire when you light a single match.
It took less than a minute for months and months of meticulous gluing to be turned into a giant ball of ash as the flame quickly spread its way around the sphere from all sides, consuming every last match head. Watching it disappear in flames would be more upsetting if the burn, which you can watch from three different angles, wasn’t so satisfying. Like you can think of a better way to spend a few months.
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