View Full Version : Black holes : ban all matches!

09-12-2008, 06:11 PM
Because of the construction work on our house we had to move to a different place. We have a gas driven stove to cook our daily food on.
Today, when I wanted to light a match to start the fire, I quickly stopped when the following thought occurred: what if lighting that match would create a black hole (http://www.livescience.com/environment/060919_black_holes.html) and suck up the complete earth?
OK, I hear you say, it happens many times all over the world, people light up matches all the time! Yeah, but it would just be MY luck if a black hole happens to get created in MY match, right?
I mean, those things are highly explosive things, you never know what goes on in there? Has this process been investigated long enough? I certainly have no clue how a match ignites!
Personally, I think they should just switch to electronic lighters and ban all matches on the planet. I’m sure most of you agree with me!
Until next time,

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