Friday, May 19, 2006


Sample: A match.
Source: A matchbox I found on the street.

Man, it's been a while. Like a fat man packed with shrimp, so has my week been packed with science. If I can get 'ole bessie (my other, less functional computer) up and running, expect a nice big series of pictures this weekend.

Match, 10x.

Match, 60x.

Match, 200x.

Burnt Match, 10x.

Burnt Match, 60x.

Burnt Match, 200x.


Blogger Raquel said...


1:29 PM  
Blogger Jacob said...

Thanks, I really like this one! :)

Have you ever seen blue matches before? That one was a first for me. I wonder if they dye them.

I was quite surprised at how porous the burnt version looked... Like some kind of meteor or volcanic rock.

2:13 PM  
Blogger carmotest said...

and how come it's white from up close? when it's totally black to the naked eye?

1:46 AM  
Blogger Jacob said...

I think the white appearance comes from the depth we're seeing it at. The outer stuff is white, but it's also porous and not very dense, so it can't ovecome the black charred wood underneath. Perhaps not, though. I'm going to try to get my hands on a book match to see if it looks any different.

4:19 PM  

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