How to Do the Candle Experiment

Submitted by: funfever 8 years ago Science

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There are 36 comments:
Male 197
Looks cool, but thats about the creepiest DIY video I`ve ever seen haha.
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Female 1,231
What`s so "experiment" about it? It`s a trick using science, so what? That doesn`t make it "an experiment."
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Male 474
you know i really feel like being an a-hole, but i am going to restrain myself and just say SCIENCE!
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Male 17
Sweet trick, not sure it`s an experiment tho.


5min have some pretty good stuff in the party trick section:
http://www.5min.com/Tag/party+tricks

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Male 637
This is pretty nifty, in a something-to-do-before-your-friend-comes-over kind`ve way, to surprise them.
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Female 1,172
Does it flip over?!!? DOES IT?!?!?
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Female 657
When I read this description, I thought of that Thomas Dolbey song "She blinded me with science" and that soundclip of the old guy saying "SCIENCE!"
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Male 107
When one side burns, it burns away the wax, reducing the weight on that side. It then lifts the lighter side, the flame on the other side has more wax area to burn at once, burning that wax off, while the lighter side has less wax area to burn, so the heavier side gets lighter as it burns faster, lifting it and making the original lighter side heavier, and the process continues.
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Male 505
How does that qualify as science? MAYBE MAYBE physics. But a see-saw is something a four year old can do.
Nice music, though.
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Male 85
cool
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Male 1,725
that was intense
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Female 15,763
Not an experiment.
Kinda neat as a party trick I guess...
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Male 425
How on earth does that qualify as an experiment?
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Female 128
Thats pretty damn neat.
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Female 831
He did those fraction calcs. wayyyy to fast.

also, I think that the swinging should`ve blown the candles out too! anyway, this was cool... I`m thinking about doing this... far away from curtains and carpet, though...

OH and to get the wick on the other side, he`d have break off the wax, right? so why did he measure it before...?

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Female 2,220
That`s so cool!!!!
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Male 31
^^Fractions are a part of the decimal system...just neater way of writing them.
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Male 1,266
Although that was pretty cool, the idea of it being any sort of science experiment was ruined by the use of inches and fractions, who doesn`t used metric system and decimals o.O?
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Male 1,078
pretty cool.
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Male 3,296
"i have huge breast"

haha funne

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Male 3,296
this is like the fisrt time i see akappy

post something since i been here

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Female 2,258
The white background was probably a bad idea.
Should have been a darker colour.
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Male 133
This is better...he even says he has huge breasts at 0:37

http://www.5min.com/Video/The-Best-Chick...

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Male 453
btw any1 who cant figure out whats happening, think about how much faster a candle burns when you hold it upsidedown, now imagine two candle ends battling it out, voila one dancing candle rampage.
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Male 453
pretty cool. messy, but cool/

wax flicking up into peoples eyes as they`re eating dinner would be lolerskates.

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Female 312
More fun = get your hands really soapy, expose them to a flame.
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Male 191
Is that because heat rises by any chance science nerds
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Male 12,138
I`m stunned by the shocking lameness of this post.
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Male 1,091
boring, and makes me never want to do that...theres better physics experiment videos out there, why decide on this one!? -like the one where you could see the sound waves, THAT was cool!
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Male 4,793
quickly! call the physics geeks and make them explain this!
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Female 100
neato.
That music was pretty cracked.
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Male 392
i had more fun playing with the player settings than watching the video o.O
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Female 1,004
that was odd....almost makes me want to do it now...
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Male 119
swear candle shouldve blown out by the swinging
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Male 28
What a weird way to write an 8
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Female 110
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