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Medicine Man – Sulfur on Sticks

Medicine Man Buck Tilton looks into, ugh, eating match heads

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Q: Will eating match heads containing sulfur keep mosquitoes away?

S.G., Dowagiac, MI

A: My old drill sergeant gave me that advice. It’s a myth. Matches contain poisonous chemicals in addition to sulfur. Save them for cooking dinner and not your intestines.