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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inside the mind of a Book obsessed knowledge monger (2)

Episode 2

So as I was falling asleep last night, which is always filled with thoughts running at a million miles per minute, I kept coming back to a mind-boggling question:

               where does the wax go when you burn a candle?

You may be wondering, how Holly, did this come into your brain? Well I will explain, as I know you are dying for answers-tehe. I was thinking about the candle that I purchased of late-a Febreeze WoodWick Ambiance candle in Cherry Blossom Whimsy-because I cannot stress enough my deep desire that it needs to last at least 27 years in order for it to be worth the price that I paid (which can only be described as my soul). All jokes aside, it does seem to be doing rather well, as I have lit it for about 6 hours total within the last 3 days, and it seems hardly even melted.

However, during this tangent, I was quickly directed into wonder-osity when pondering where the wax does in fact go when the candle is done. I mean, Cait and I burn tea lights all the time, and when they are done, there is literally nothing left but the pathetic little wick-endy-thinger. And I mean, I totally get the concept of evaporation, but doesn't that only work for substances or liquids that are thin, like water, ones that can fit their little moleculies into the spaces between the oxygen particles?

Thus beginning my desperate line of questioning:

Are we all walking around with wax particulates on our person?
Does this ever contribute to the unexplainable phenomenon of 'dewy' complexions?
If I were to light, like, a trillion candles in my apartment, would the air become so thick that I would be slowly asphyxiated by the pleasant yet deadly aromas that have taken the shape of wax cloud murderers??

I know that there are probably scientific explanations, as Cait so studiously pointed out, but I am going to revel and frolic in the happiness of my inquiries. And I hope that you do the same ☺

Let me know what you think--Cheers & Enjoy♥


  1. Your too funny!! You've got me thinking about it now....and you know I'm gonna HAVE TO Google it!!!

  2. Only the most brilliant minds come up with such questions. Nice one.


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