Why is match box called “safety matchbox” even it is fire generator?
John from Cisco certified Network Associate answers in Quora, The safety match was invented in 1844 in Sweden, by Gustaf Eric Pasch, improved on by Johan Edvard Lundström, and prevented unintentional combustion by separating the reactive ingredients between the match head and the striking surface. Pennsylvania attorney Joshua Pusey invented the matchbook, containing 50 matches and a striking surface on the inside of the cover. The Match Company bought Pusey’s patent, and improved the safety of the design by placing the striking surface on the outside.
I understood, earlier there were “Strike Anywhere” type of matches, which were truly dangerous and had risk of catching fire accidentally due to friction.
Safety matches are safe in this term that they need intentional strike to ignite.
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Why logo of amazon has arrow?
Did you ever think why amazon.com has an arrow on its logo? Even it is a popular brand logo, but most of us might not have thought of it.
The arrow in logo goes from ‘a’, the first letter of logo to ‘z’, meaning amazon sells everything A to Z.
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