October 14, 2005 3:36 PM Subscribe
What would happen if you ate a book of matches?
posted by brundlefly to Science & Nature (27 answers total)
Don't worry. If the answer to this question is, "You die horribly," I am not intending to off myself. This is for a work of fiction. I want one of my characters to snatch a book of matches off of a bar, then chew and swallow it. I'm hoping, considering the amount of sulfur, this would have medical consequences. If so, what would they be?