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Submitted By:logicgenius
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You have a bowl of water. Placed in the center of it is a paraffin candle. The water level is below the top of the wax by about a few milliliters. How can you use any ONE common household object so that when the candle is lit, the wick will go below the water level with the fire still going? A lighter is provided.

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Posted by princess200706/02/11
Wow. I didn't know that!! Gonna try it sometime! :D

Posted by Junj1310/16/11
Nice question. :D

Posted by zembobo11/18/11
I tried it and it didn't work :cry: but I'm sure I did something wrong.

Posted by smartguyneil01/04/13
although wax may float on water the fire will still go out in this situation once the candle has burned for a little bit

Posted by LanceAlot09/27/15
Although technically if the diameter of the candle is large enough then the flame will just burn down below the water and the edges of the candle will remain intact and prevent water from burning into the candle.


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