Light a Candle Without Touching the Wick

This is a cool little experiment that can teach kids(and adults) how candles work

Light a larger candle and let it burn for a little while(about 2 minutes).  Then blow out the flame and ignite the smoke.  The flame will chase down the smoke and re-light the wick of the candle!

Watch my video to see it in action.  I have actually gotten the flame to travel over a foot before.  You have to do this where there is absolutely no draft.

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