Sweet Magic Fire Trick

Submitted by: seistar14 6 years ago Science

A pretty cool science trick with smoke and a flame. Try it at home if you can figure the trick out.
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Female 2
well thats one way to teach kids to play with fire
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Female 299
this is legit, i just did it, its awesome lol
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Male 698
smoke burning
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Male 292
@kinjomusashi
hahahaha
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Male 121
Holy poo I can just do this. Awesome!
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Male 426
i`m an idiot he says to light the smoke right in the beginning. okay so there you go that`s how it`s done... is that possible? brb
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Male 426
after blowing out the candle it looked like he put it over a trail of smoke coming off the wic. maybe the smoke caught fire? i don;t think it`s possible, but hey... it`s worth a shot.
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Female 150
it`s wax gas that burns in the candle
smoke=burnt wax gas
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Male 914
also works when burning witches...
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Female 914
....................................they should not have shown me that.
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Male 894
holy smoke batman! i got to roll a j and give this a try! *all puns intended mother f**kers!*
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Female 1
I once asked my science professor how this happened and she was baffled!
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Male 3,819
Insanely easy to pull off. Can`t believe I hadn`t discovered this sooner. I`ve had a thing for playing with candles since I was just a wee little tike.
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Male 1,882
Damn, now I want to go out and buy a candle. Thanks a lot, I-A-B...
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Male 179
I is magical!!! oh wait, you people could do it too.....oh well, its still cool
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Male 197
Confirmed. I got the flame to travel back about 15cm (6 inches yanks) on an 8-hour emergency candle. Awesome
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Female 130
it is most definitely possible. i just did it!! awesome :-)
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Male 964
It`s not smoke, it`s wax and when you light the stream of wax it travels back down and lights the candle again because the wick is still hot.
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Male 112
.... that`s not possible
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Male 2,121
Candles are made of paraffin wax, melting the wax releases paraffin which the flame burns, the burning flame melts more wax and releases more paraffin. When the paraffin isn`t being burned the heat of the melted wax causes it to rise with the smoke, so there`s a little trail of paraffin leading back to the wick, reigniting the candle.
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Male 757
its magic goddamnit, i refuse to believe that it is science!
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Male 129
I dunno...maybe because smoke particles burn?
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Male 1,043
Old, already did it. But it looks pretty sweet in this vid:D
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Male 2,788
I won`t believe you guys! It IS magic! I know it!
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Male 1,931
I-A-B: Confusing magic and science all in one headline.
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Male 271
lol little children thinking science isn`t science
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Male 425
froggybuster? it IS science. everything around you is science in the making.
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Male 122
@ Linkenberger:
>>"That`s because that smoke is actually evaporated wax. A lot of people think it`s actually the wick in a candle that`s burning, when really the wick absorbs the wax, which then burns.

Yay science!"


You call that science? Oh dear.....
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Male 2,034
I totally just did this. Never before in my life have I felt so awesome.
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Male 282
lol there is a fire in the background and it says "HAVE FUN" xD
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Male 506
Devil Magic!
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Male 15,832
I learned this about 50 years ago. It works better if you snuff the candle instead of blowing it out which cools the wick and disperses the smoke.

The reason it works is that after the candle goes out, the smoke contains a lot of unburned vaporized wax, which is flammable. Also, the wick is still nearly hot enough to burn, so it`s easy to reignite it.
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Male 1,164
That`s because that smoke is actually evaporated wax. A lot of people think it`s actually the wick in a candle that`s burning, when really the wick absorbs the wax, which then burns.

Yay science!
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Male 2,549
Aww, I have a crap lighter and it wouldn`t work. :-(
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Male 122
OMG THAT IS AMAZING!
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Female 342
Oh, my god, that is friggin cool. Must try!!!
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Male 820
WHAT THE FOOK!
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Female 4,028
Must try!

We have fire insurance on our house, right? Right?
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Female 505
We did this in science class.
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Male 15,510
`shopped
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Male 4,004
"It`s not smoke, it`s the vapor of the wax, that`s what is burning when you light a candle."

Because if it was the wick burning, it would burn MUCH faster.
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Male 25,416
That looked so cool!
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Female 98
Who cares what it is I got it to work!!! It was awesome
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Male 1,266
It`s not smoke, it`s the vapor of the wax, that`s what is burning when you light a candle.
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Male 7,585
stardagger, the only thing that angers the fire spirits is water. trust me, i got quite the earful a while ago.
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Male 1,190
you should never blow out a flame, one should use metal to snuff it out. Blowing out a flame angers the Fire spirits.
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Male 7,585
thats tight, ill have to try that one sometime.
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Male 3,314
Never seen it go that far, but it`s an old trick.
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Male 167
old.
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Female 18
Link: Sweet Magic Fire Trick [Rate Link] - A pretty cool science trick with smoke and a flame. Try it at home if you can figure the trick out.
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