And all the store had available were these...
It got me to wondering, that's for sure.
Considering that they consist primarily of vegetation, which generally doesn't have a lot in the way of volition, I'd have thought a forest would find it pretty difficult to be responsible for much of anything. Yet here was documented evidence that "responsible forests" were involved in the making of these matches.
So what are these forests responsible for? Could it be ... the horrible deaths of the Tunguska Event? That was never adequately explained, you know. And an estimated 80 million innocent trees were blown down in their prime.
Yes, you heard it here first. For one of the great atrocities of Russian history: Diamond Matches -