Lighting a Candle Without Touching It

The Slow Mo Guys: Lighting a Candle Without Touching It

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Comments (24)

  • RoaldBjerkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    You can do this from almost half a meter above the candle. If you are in a fairly dark room, with minimal draft, so the smoke goes up in a straight line. That will also let you see the smoke catching fire. smiley0.gif

  • Enak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Was driving to my cottage up north this weekend and as I was watching some of the huge bugs hit my windshield, I wondered, "What would it look like in ultra slow motion when a big bug hit and exploded on a windshield". Don't know if that is doable guys but damn might be interesting to see that. Good videos, and some with science!

  • Sillyperson FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Cool vid, I do wonder if it works from higher up the smoke as well, and if so, how high?

  • Gametrovert

    1 year ago

    I would have never thought of investigating this in Slow Mo. Way to go Gav!

  • josh20100

    1 year ago

    A similar property happens in building fires, fire man have to be careful about opening doors in house fires because the gases are still super heated and are just waiting for oxygen to then combust.

  • Elder_Donkey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So Gavin is going broke at RTX now because of Dan.

  • Yushin_Li

    1 year ago

    That was really cool. I didn't even know that you could do that. #DanTheMan dropping that knowledge.

  • ciarzard27

    1 year ago

    Well guess i have to travel to texas and "accidentally" run into gav on the street so he has to buy me drink

  • kylietaylor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold "Michael's Biggest Fan"

    1 year ago

    I didn't even know this was a thing This is super cool!

  • rcaftartan

    1 year ago

    What a bright idea

  • METAMAN666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    How educational. Egades, you learn something new every day.

  • ZacharyDeHov

    1 year ago

    MAKE DAN DO THE LIP CHALLENGE TO THE POINT THE GLASS IMPLODES!!!!!!!!!

  • FullxTilt

    1 year ago

    Damn Dan, clean your finger nails

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    1 year ago

    that is so cool. Learning new things everyday.

  • OniDarkClown FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    More Proof that Gav is fooling everyone into thinking he is far dumber than he truly is.

    Clever, But I'm on to your shenanigans.

  • Silvador FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Sweet hair, Gav.

    Glad they actually explained it. I saw it happen in slow mo but still had no idea what I was actually watching. XD

  • beanbag2014

    1 year ago

    As always with slow mo guys, great video. For anyone who doesn't know; It's not just with candles that this occurs. The 'smoke' that we see when a fire is burning is not burnt up fuel, it is unburnt combustible gas. If there is enough unburnt gas, oxygen and heat you'll get a massive explosion.....that would be awesome to see in slow mo!

  • sonny88p

    1 year ago

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  • allieSchwims FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 14 Scrobbles

    1 year ago

    I never even knew that was a thing that happened. This is not good for my pyro tendencies.. smiley7.gif

  • j13852280 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I know Gavin is actually very smart, unlike how he presents himself in AH videos, but i am still always surprised by him in these Slo Mo Guy vids. Loved the vid and learned something new smiley11.gif

  • Moeparker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ghost

    1 year ago

    That was very cool to witness.

  • sakiko21

    1 year ago

    Pretty

  • RomanHeretic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Needs a patch

    1 year ago

    That is definitely magic. No question about it.

  • w1kk3d

    1 year ago

    "Let's view the slow." Gavin Free