Everything I know is a lie. Smoke is flammable now.. I seem to have gotten different results.... hi there
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#12 - grampian (06/01/2012) [-]
how about not blowing it out?
how about not blowing it out?
#34 - ragingbrony (06/01/2012) [-]
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I seem to have gotten different results....
#213 to #34 - thebaker (06/01/2012) [-]
You have Gotham different results?
#6 - BobtheMighty (05/31/2012) [-]
The smoke lifts some liquified wax and therefore the small wax particles can still be lit on fire, leading the flame back to the wick.
User avatar #230 to #6 - benlazdude (06/01/2012) [-]
The smoke is not wax in gas state, its actually tiny little particles of wax moving with air, therefore you can light them on fire and they light up the candle.
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#219 to #6 - alihilalk (06/01/2012) [-]
Actually... no. When we light candles we don't light the wax, we light the kerosene soaked piece of string inside. ALSO, when we burn wax it melts and drips downwards it doesn't turn to smoke and float.
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User avatar #22 to #19 - awsomeseal (06/01/2012) [-]
I don't care if I wouldn't understand a thing behind said at whatever they're at. I'd die happy if I was in that room.
User avatar #10 to #6 - JonathanNowFuckYou (05/31/2012) [-]
You are a science.
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#173 - cdula (06/01/2012) [-]
********* of people pointing out the obvious...
#179 - trondoom (06/01/2012) [-]
And there goes the 3rd one this week
And there goes the 3rd one this week
#128 - lolzordz (06/01/2012) [-]
it must need a certain kind of candle cos it doesnt work with the ones i have..
it must need a certain kind of candle cos it doesnt work with the ones i have..
#90 - yettinarch (06/01/2012) [-]
Just tried it... it works :D
Just tried it... it works :D
#102 - usernamemyass (06/01/2012) [-]
well tickle my anus and call me Samantha
well tickle my anus and call me Samantha
#40 - anon (06/01/2012) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #4959207 at FJ Pony Thread ** what happened when i tried it
#32 - anon (06/01/2012) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #20 at It will most likely come **
#203 - flikarone (06/01/2012) [-]
Come on OP we know you could do better
#191 - endon (06/01/2012) [-]
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#130 - qspkwdoj (06/01/2012) [-]
Explanation time, kiddies! All smoke is just unused carbon mixed with the air, so it's essentially unburnt fuel! You can see this in greater effect when watching factory fires/explosions.
#144 to #130 - anon (06/01/2012) [-]
That's the most retarded statement ever.

First of all, candles are made mostly of paraffin or similar wax-like substances which are essentially alkanes, which, when burned produce a certain raio of CO2 and H2O.

Most likely, there may be incomplete combustion, as usually, there isn't sufficient oxygen to facilitate a complete combustion reaction, so CO (carbon monoxide) may form, along with the CO2 and H2O, which then is what is basically re-burned to produce CO2, by having the CO and O2 in the air bond in a 2-1 ratio respectively, to produce 2 parts of CO2 as its product.

Basically, 4CH4 + 7O2 -> 2CO2 + 8H2O + 2CO

Although in ideal circumstances, it would be CH4 + 2O2 -> 2H2O + CO2

See how the first equation has an alkane-oxygen ratio of less than 1-2, and therefore CO is created.

Then, the CO is burnt. 2CO + O2 -> 2CO2

Saying 'unused carbon' is burnt is not only retarded but it gives no information on what actually happens.
#146 to #144 - anon (06/01/2012) [-]
...Shut up Meg.
#156 to #144 - anon (06/01/2012) [-]
Over simplified chemistry... Even methane (CH4) can produce soot. Why? Because crazy things happen and it doesn't just make CO2 and H2O there are many, many other things that are created in a flame: OH, H2, O, CO, CO2, C2H4, NO2, etc.... Not like you need to know this in daily life, but still...
#163 to #144 - anon (06/01/2012) [-]
TOO MUCH KNOWLEDGE
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User avatar #152 to #130 - undeadwolf (06/01/2012) [-]
I was gonna say that the smoke is actually souls of the candle dwellers that have died from extreme heat. Then we play Satan and light their souls on fire which ends up relighting the candle. But I could be wrong.
#140 to #130 - anon (06/01/2012) [-]
now we know
User avatar #116 - ruinsage (06/01/2012) [-]
smoke has always been flammable, ever heard of a smoke explosion?
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