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Glow-in-the-dark matchboxes & candles

What it says on the tin.
 
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Instead of scrambling around in the dark during a power cut trying to find a source of light why not make matchboxes and candles glow in the dark so that they will be easy to locate? It seems so simple it has probably been done before....
gooseganda, Dec 07 2003

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       Oh YES!   

       Have you any idea what its like to be a cat in a black-out? Kicked to fecking death by myopic humans..   

       Goose means when they are in the box, stupid!
The Kat, Dec 07 2003
  

       add torches, not pitchforks! very nice and bakeable.
po, Dec 07 2003
  

       Be sure to keep them lit.
Tiger Lily, Dec 07 2003
  

       oh Rods I have got a fit of the giggles and I'm not sure why... hilarious! is it the beer?
po, Dec 07 2003
  

       "It is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness ......"
8th of 7, Dec 07 2003
  

       Not a shadow of a doubt about that.
Tiger Lily, Dec 07 2003
  

       {{{8th}}}
po, Dec 07 2003
  

       The only problem I see with this is that I usually keep both these things in drawers, where they're not likely to get a lot of light.
phoenix, Dec 07 2003
  

       I have a glow-in-the-dark flashlight, which I guess you could use to find the glow-in-the-dark matches that you left in the drawer.
DrCurry, Dec 07 2003
  

       8th, where you been hiding yourself? (WTAGIPBAN)
krelnik, Dec 07 2003
  

       you said that [UnaBubba] not me :)
po, Dec 08 2003
  

       I've spent ages looking for my perfect match. (+)
Fishrat, Dec 08 2003
  

       So my candles and matches are in some dark drawer. light goes off and they glow? I liked it anyway (+)
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 12 2003
  

       I'm afeared this wouldn't be as reliable as we're all hoping. Glo-in-the-dark paraphenalia requires "juicing up" under a strong light source. This makes it less than useful when put in a drawer as [nomad] said or tucked in a cabinet where they usually are.
k_sra, Dec 12 2003
  

       Include a radioactivity source, like in old watch dials.
krelnik, Dec 12 2003
  
      
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