Amazing Candle Trick

There are many little science experiments that border on optical illusions, and this is one of them. It is a candle trick that requires a candle with a wick on both ends, a nail, lighter and two wine glasses. You put the nail through the candle at the pivot point and then rest the nail on the two wine glasses. At that point, you light both ends of the candle and watch the magic happen.

A combination of the heat from the flame and the dripping of the wax creates the ability for the candle to sway back and forth on the pivot point. It does so on its own without any additional help from you. It continues to spin more and more until eventually, it will fall off of the glasses. It is an awesome experiment that you can do at home, provided you are careful to have something under the candle so the table doesn’t catch on fire.

These types of optical illusion science tricks can really open your eyes to the world around you. They are also an excellent option to enjoy with children, who will also appreciate what these little experiments are able to bring to the table.


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