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  • Gizmodo Monday Puzzle: Can You Match Wits With Matchsticks?

    Gizmodo Monday Puzzle: Can You Match Wits With Matchsticks?

    The modern matchstick was invented in the early 1800s. The initial iterations suffered from assorted defects like violent flares, rancid chemicals, and a tendency to cause factory workers’ jaws to rot. Once they ironed out the kinks, the little torches spread like wildfire. To distinguish themselves in a new competitive market, many companies began to…