Blow Out A Candle, Illuminate Your Mind

Featuring the stunning photos of Grover Schrayer, Kyle Hill shines light on a beauty you never knew existed: the waxbow.

The smoke that wafts from the just-extinguished wick of a candle is not mere ash and soot. It is a nearly-invisible cloud of vaporized droplets of wax. Head on over to But Not Simpler…to find out the physics behind this shimmering phenomenon.

A tidbit of wonder that’s been sitting under our noses, on our birthday cakes, this whole time. Keep your eyes open and your brains sharp … you never know when you’ll stumble on something amazing.


#pretty things #the power of science

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