12 Jun 2006

Well, I can think of plenty of uses. Perhaps you’d like to share one nifty use that you can think of, for one matchstick, here ? I’ll start, and you can add comments with your ideas. Ok?

What you can do with one matchstick:
1. Trade one matchstick for offices
2. Light a candle
3. ....

Well, now it's your turn... if you're not sure how to take part, then click here to find out how to add comments.


31 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    you can use a matchstick in-between your radio/car fixture when it rattles as u are driving.

  2. Anonymous says:

    you can use a matchstick inbetween the radio and car rack on your dashboard to stop any rattles whilst you are driving.

  3. Anonymous says:

    you can use a matchstick to keep one eye open on a Monday morning at the office.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You can take one match stick and then use it to start a collection of a couple thousand matchsticks. Then you could chop off all the heads, and use the headless match sticks to build a matchstick model house.

  5. Anonymous says:

    My dad would use it to half fill a hole in the wall that he had just drilled before screwing in the screw. Apparently it makes the screw more secure?!?

  6. Anonymous says:

    To clean the meat out your teeth!

  7. Anonymous says:

    You can use a matchstick instead of cotton buddies

  8. Anonymous says:

    you can make a fire!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    you can light the charcoal for a braai

  10. Anonymous says:

    you can light wook to make a bonfire!

  11. Anonymous says:

    you can light a gas stove
    gas light gas braai....it is endless

  12. Anonymous says:

    you can light a bonfire

  13. Anonymous says:

    you canlight a fire cracker or a rocket or a catherinewheel and have a fireworks display

  14. Anonymous says:

    you can light a cigerette or a cigar

  15. Anonymous says:

    you can set fire to the veld

  16. Anonymous says:

    IF there is a terrible smell in the room, light a matchstick and hold for a second and it will take the smell away

  17. Anonymous says:

    you can light a primer stove

  18. Anonymous says:

    you can light a scented candle

  19. Anonymous says:

    you can strike and light a matchstick to see in the dark when there is no power

  20. Anonymous says:

    you can light wood and have a log fire in a fireplace in the lounge and keep warm.

  21. Anonymous says:

    you can light branches from trees
    and have a camp-fire

  22. Anonymous says:

    if you light a candle in a room and leave it un-attended it could fall over and set the whole house on fire!

  23. Anonymous says:

    using a matchstick, you can light a candle once you have placed the candle standing in sand in a brown paper packet to make a pretty setting at a cocktail party you are having outside on your patio on these beautiful spring evenings.

  24. Anonymous says:

    if you cant get a fire to start, crumble up some paper and place under some twigs and set the paper alight with a matchstick - nuture and flames to make the fire grow.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Take 1 matchstick, Advertise it on the net and give millions of people thousands of hours to think what they can do with it and then you made a whole conversation from 1 dam matchstick--pretty funky hey

  26. Anonymous says:

    Sally says you can use a matchstick when you are sewing on a button, place it between the button & fabric you are sewing onto. This ensures that when you close the button, the fabric lies flat

  27. adele says:

    1)take a matchstick or more and put it in a cardboard holder and place advertising on the folder. 2)Safety tip: To check your tyres on a regular basis. By law, tyres must have a minimum tread of one
    millimetre. To check insert a
    matchstick in the tread. Rotate the tyre and check if the matchstick has fallen out. If it has, your tyres are potentially dangerous - and illegal.

    Do not attempt holiday travel without checking your tyres (including the spare wheel) for damage or abnormal wear. The tyre tread must at least pass the one match stick test (depth of remaining tread not less than the head of a match stick). The tread is important to avoid the loss of control of the vehicle in wet weather.
    3) Tighten a loose knob on a drawer with a screwdriver: If the hole is stripped, replace the screw with a slightly larger one. Or insert a matchstick dipped in Wood Glue into the hole before driving in the screw.Saturate the hole in the wood you want to repair with glue, the area with cyano and leave to dry. It will penetrate the wood surrounding the hole and reinforce it. If the hole is too big for the screw you can fill it with a match stick and glue it in.
    4)Game: Partially fill a saucer with water and float 2 matchsticks on the water near the centre of the saucer. Dip a third matchstick into some washing-up liquid and touch the surface of the water between the floating matchsticks. The matchsticks in the water shoot apart as the surface tension is broken by the detergent.

    5) when mixing glue, use a matchstick to get the right quantities to mix together

  28. Charlton says:

    Drain and place pieces of frest fruit in boiling water, one piece at a time. Boil uncovered until just tender, test with a matchstick. Fruit should still be firm and not fall off the matchstick.

  29. Catherine says:

    Buy a box of Matchstick seeds,
    Tear out one matchstick, plant
    it tip first in soil and you will
    soon have a flower or a herb
    garden growing. On the tip of
    each match are seeds already
    mixed to grow.

  30. adele says:

    In appliqué embroidery the design is transferred onto the garment or article by using a matchstick on the outline of the design.

  31. Telana says:

    Another use - but you need over a million matchsticks, is you can create a steampunk train model and break a world record! See 'Plane Loco', from master matchstick artist Pat Acton. Info here:

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