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Monday, July 14, 2008

Lunatic stockpiles one million match heads.

You may have seen the story going round about a guy called Michael Arndt who built a full size replica F1 car out of match sticks. In fact close to a million match sticks 956,000. Well people reckon this is pretty cool. However something bothers polybore, what has he done with 956,000 match heads! Thats a lot of phosphorus sesquisulfide and potassium chlorate.

I don't know exactly how much phosphorus sesquisulfide there is in a single match head. But even a conservative guesstimate of 0.1g would mean this guy has 95.6kg (211 pounds) of explosive stashed somewhere.

Look in the photos, he is clearly cutting the heads off of live matches! Is this an elaborate plan to cover up for explosive stock piling?

Man cutting head off match
Man making car wheel out of matches

Michael Arndt in completed full size match built F1 model car
Here is where I first saw this story. No details on the match heads there, or anywhere else that I can find.

If anyone can put my mind to rest on what this guy did with the match heads I would be mightily relieved.

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