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Paraffin Lamp

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Puzzle ID:#9865
Fun:*** (2.61)
Difficulty:** (1.82)
Category:Science
Submitted By:hip2b2Aza***

 

 

 



I was caught in a storm at night in a rowboat, which capsized and sank. I swam to a small deserted island nearby where I found a paraffin lamp and some matches. There was only a little paraffin in the lamp, not enough to reach the wick and enable me to light it. How could I use the lamp?





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