Introduction: How to Strike Matches With One Hand

The video shows one-handed striking of matches, from a box. These are safety matches, but other friction-matches strike in the same way.


Lavanya Arasan (author)2013-05-04

Excellent! He did it without any confusion. I think it is not possible with wax matches. Because wax match sticks are not that much stiff.

bufordsboy (author)2009-12-20

strike any where matches are way better

dim20 (author)bufordsboy2012-07-30

they arent legal in Europe :/

lemonie (author)bufordsboy2009-12-20

The shop didn't have any in this box format and I thought Swan Vestas might be too easy.


jjjjake (author)2009-08-02

I can't do that cuz my matches come in packs of 250

pastmaster (author)2009-04-16

what is the difference between saftey macthes ad normal ones P.Si like the music

lemonie (author)pastmaster2009-04-16

"Safety" matches only strike on the box, regular friction matches will strike on a lot of rough surfaces. Safety matches strike more easily but the shop didn't have the other sort... The tune id "Walkey walkey walk tall" (little surprise there) by a Rastafari Reggae band called 10 Foot Ganga Plant (Hillside Airstrip album) L

the_mad_man (author)lemonie2009-06-04

I think that "safety" and "matches" are a contradiction in meaning.

lemonie (author)the_mad_man2009-06-04

How about "Less dangerous matches"? L

the_mad_man (author)2009-06-04

were would we be with out thumbs?

lemonie (author)the_mad_man2009-06-04

Quite, they're useful things! L

Jake Morton (author)2009-04-15

i think i like the music???

lemonie (author)Jake Morton2009-04-16

Do you though?


Jake Morton (author)lemonie2009-05-23

no not really

Jake Morton (author)Jake Morton2009-05-23


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fwjs28 (author)2009-04-24

Yippie, Yippie, Yippie, Yippie, Yippie, Yippie, Yippie, Yippie, Yippie, Yippie

its really cool...nice music

lemonie (author)2009-04-18

With a bit of practice it's not that hard - have a go. L

hg341 (author)2009-04-15

wow your good with your handsyou need to do card tricks

lemonie (author)hg3412009-04-15

Ah, I possibly should - thanks for the suggestion. L

thatshortkid17 (author)2009-04-15

pretty cool...pretty cool

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