The Ol' Relighting A Candle By Lighting The Smoke Trick

November 8, 2012


This is a video showing how you can light the smoke of a recently extinguished candle to relight the candle. It works because the smoke isn't actually smoke, it's vaporized candle wax and can still catch fire. And if it can find a path all the way back to the wick -- PRESTO! I just tried it twice with my pumpkin spice candle though and I couldn't get it to work. I think maybe because the wick is so small it doesn't really leave a good vapor trail when I blow it out. I wish I would have tried it before inviting several apartment neighbors over for a magic show though, they're starting to get restless. Looks like it's time for plan B. And now, ladies and gentleman, I will pour hot wax on my bare chest all sexy-like. *pouring* OUCH SHIT HOT F#$& GET OUT OF HERE, ALL OF YOU, GO! Good God I think my nipples might peel off.

Hit the jump for a video of the magic in action.

Thanks to Obediah, who agrees if you're just going to relight a candle right away you probably shouldn't have blown it out in the first place. Come on -- a little forethought, people.

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