LOL@things ;D then you would be able to light matches with just looking at it with you IR laser beam eyes.
Just took a quick look at the pictures of those boxes,. is it me or do they look really cheap and crappy quality? never seen any products in that state of decomposition.
maybe they made the tips of the matches with fast burning gunpowder (blackpowder). that way it lits almost instantly with the slightest amount of heat. although risking the fact that your match could explode as well. .. anyway my mind is drifting offtopic again,..
i'll stuck to my red-head matches as well. they do perfectly fine, and are stored in convinient well structured boxes
Wiat a second, Laq - you do not like the Double Happiness matches ? LOL !! Eh - matches are matches as far as I am concerned...I simply cannot believe that they SELL them ! LOL !! Like Rob told me via IRC last night - he damned near had me convinced that they sell cookie dough ! HAHAHAHAHA ! THAT is funny ! Yeah, tells you how gullible I am without sleep Also - honestly...can you not buy matches at Wal-Mart for like $2.37 for 500 of them ? Those matches, and a sharpie will suit me jsut fine
I agree SenKat... I have a HUGE box of matches that I seem to never be able to finish! I seriously light match books one at a time at times just to see them blow up like that and just to get them finished! ;D
Although I think it's a good thing that they have black matches at reasonable prices as opposed to, say, Wicked? : Black matches, lasers, and black tape... I think DX has us all covered. That site is becoming my only online shop-stop for anything at a bargain!
I'm sure I'll order some eventually... I just need to get rid of my 3 year-old stock though! ;D
(translated the chinise characters arround those 2 english-like words) "Extra Double Happiness and Geniune Speciality Power Matches, Made from China High quality hand-a-made premium producsts , only Best of Best for friendly customer persons user ---- Caution may flame different directions with many power burst.. aware be safe distance"
No offence towards any chinese speaking or natives,. just some phrases translated for pleasure reading
NICE ! Here's one for you, too (no offense I PROMISE)
An Asian guy walks into the bank - he wants to exchange some foreign currency
He gets his money changed over and leaves
The nest day, he decides he needs more American money...
he walks in, changes his money, then exclaims loudly, "Yeslerday I come here and get more money than I did today - you ripping me off ! Why I get less money today for same amount of money I gave yesterday ?"
(bank guy) "Fluctuations"
(Asian guy) "Fluc you Americans, too !"
Oaky, that was lame, but sounds pretty funny in person Again no offense was intended or inferred !
Indeed this joke is even better when you read it loud out.. I can remember many other jokes i received last year in my mailbox at work. if i find them i'll post them.. They are really funny and in no way to offend chinese speaking or natives. Just a fun thing between Chinese and English that happens alot when translating and pronouncing. (both ways)
*update* Found the mail
SPEAK CHINESE IN 5 MINS
You MUST read these out loud
* That's not right ................Sum Ting Wong
* Are you harboring a fugitive?....Hu Yu Hai Ding
* See me ASAP......................Kum Hia Nao
* Small Horse .....................Tai Ni Po Ni
* Did you go to the beach? ........Wai Yu So Tan
* I think you need a face lift ...Chin Tu Fat
* It's very dark in here .........Wao So Dim
* I thought you were on a diet ..Wai Yu Mun Ching
* This is a tow away zone .......No Pah King
* Our meeting is next week ......Wai Yu Kum Nao
* Staying out of sight ..........Lei Ying Lo
* He's cleaning his automobile ..Wa Shing Ka
* Your body odor is offensive ...Yu Stin Ki Pu
maybe they made the tips of the matches with fast burning gunpowder (blackpowder). that way it lits almost instantly with the slightest amount of heat. although risking the fact that your match could explode as well.
But that would be a GOOD thing! then I could quit making snap and flash powder! lol!!
Seriosuly, though, interesting find, but I'm with senkat on this one, I can get 3x boxes of 500 kitchen matches (Strike anywhere) for $1 if I wait and hunt enough at the dollar stores. That and a sharpie that will last through around 10 boxes, is all I need.
I agree the DX matches do look junky, the labels aren't even on straight even in their own promo pictures, OTOH, they've got real wooden boxes, as opposed to cardboard.
I don't know there's any regulations for a fact, (I'd lay money on them being ORM-D though) but if these are high Phosphorus content matches, you've got yet another DX item running the U.S. Customs gauntlet. LOL... ;D