Burn An (Almost) Infinite Candle With This Clever Wax-Catching Holder

Illustration for article titled Burn An (Almost) Infinite Candle With This Clever Wax-Catching Holder

To all of you convinced there's no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, behold Benjamin Shine's brilliant Rekindle candlestick holder that slowly but steadily turns into a brand new candle as it burns and melts away.

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Actually, 'perpetual motion' might not be the best description for Shine's creation since you'll need a new wick for the reborn candle. And since the flame is generated by burning wax vapors, the candle will actually get a little smaller every time it burns all the way through.

Illustration for article titled Burn An (Almost) Infinite Candle With This Clever Wax-Catching Holder

But before that happens, the Rekindle should let you use your candles again and again, which is particularly useful during a winter where storms have been shutting down cities not used to the snow and cold. If you want one—in your choice of stainless steel, anodized aluminum, or porcelain—you'll have to contact Benjamin Shine directly. Or live with the fact you're not using candles to their full potential. [Benjamin Shine via DudeIWantThat]

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ScreaminScott

I should point out that this is more of an art project, than an actual useful device. Gizmodo does this quite often, which annoys me. But hey, I clicked on it, which was probably the whole point anyway.