You can light a candle by igniting its smoke trail

Here's a fun trick for pyros (which is pretty much every human ever). As a candle poofs out and leaves a smoke trail, you can re-light it again by igniting the smoke trail. The fire burns down and hits the wick and boom, let there be light.

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It's an old tip but it's just so cool to see it visualized in a GIF.


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DISCUSSION

This is a very, very old trick called the Traveling Flame Illusion. It is well known to magic nerds of all ages, and is pretty much why I didn't go on a date until I was 16.