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Matchsticks – How It’s Made

Tiny sticks of wood, each with a droplet of red compound liquid drying on its end, traveling together en mass through a metal matchstick making machine. This is how commercial safety matches are made, via the Science Channel.

Follow this video with a math challenge: The Matchstick Triangle Puzzle. Plus: Candle Chemistry and a match burning in slow motion.

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