Matches are tools used for starting a fire, used for a variety of purposes, such as lighting a cigar or tobacco pipe. Most matches are made of either wood or stiff paper. One end of the stick is made of a special material that allows it to ignite by friction against a suitable surface.

At a government science facility, when Astronaut Ellis was shrunk down to two inches tall, he was standing on a box of matches while being questioned by Colonel Wilcox.[2]


  1. As seen in Gulliver's Gigantic Goof (1973).
  2. As seen in Gulliver's Gigantic Goof (1973).

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