62 years ... 650,000 matches ... 430 ships.
Seems the Royal Navy ran out of ships about the same time he ran out of matches. Nicely timed.
More awesome pics here.
Citizen X (1995)
16 hours ago
Words had to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which was now given them. Reckless audacity came to be considered the courage of a loyal ally; prudent hesitation, specious cowardice; moderation was held to be a cloak for unmanliness; ability to see all sides of a question, inaptness to act on any. Frantic violence became the attribute of manliness; cautious plotting, a justifiable means of self-defence. The advocate of extreme measures was always trustworthy; his opponent a man to be suspected.