This Underwater Candle Experiment Is Your Awesome New Party Trick

09.30.15 2 years ago

Science is one of those things that we loved as schoolchildren, but find that we don’t have much appreciation for it as adults. Have we lost our ability to be in awe or do we simply not have the time to appreciate how f*cking cool science can be? Have we retained nothing that Bill Nye taught us???

Anyway, Youtuber DaveHax is on a mission to remind people that even in the simplest situations, science is pretty rad. Plus, everything is more fun with a jaunty accent. Through a simple calculation of temperature, he was able to make a candle appear to be burning under the surface of the water. There’s nothing earth-shattering here, but a cute little science project can be fun sometimes.

This would be a great trick to try with kids, but it would probably be even better to try on drunk people. It’s always a good idea to have a solid party trick that you can whip out at a moment’s notice, and this one is fairly doable in most situations. While most of us are pretty jaded, let’s hope we occasionally have the sense of wonder of a child, or a really wasted adult.

(Via DaveHax)

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