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5 Creative Ways to Extinguish a Candle

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"Blowing out a candle is so 2015," YouTube user Dianna Cowern jokes in the video below. Which is why the creator of Physics Girl found some considerably more interesting ways to extinguish a candle. In under six minutes, she runs down five unorthodox ways to put out a fire, from using a tight copper coil to blowing around a soccer ball. Watch Cowern break down the science of each method, and for more experiments, visit her YouTube page.

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The art of vanishing fore-edge painting—hiding delicate images on the front edges of gilded books—dates back to about 1660. Today, British artist Martin Frost is the last remaining commercial fore-edge painter in the world. He works primarily on antique books, crafting scenes from nature, domestic life, mythology, and Harry Potter. Great Big Story recently caught up with him in his studio to learn more about his disappearing art. Learn more in the video below.

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