Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Dark History of Matches

The ability to easily produce fire was a wildly successful development for mankind. But for a large part of the 19th century, working in a match factory could lead to illness, bone loss, and even death. Occupational safety has come a long way since then. Eventually a less toxic form of match was developed, and in this video, you'll also find why "safety matches" are called that.

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

Aha, I wondered why safety matches would only light on the striker.