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Candles Essay

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I have always thought that the candle was one of the cleverest inventions. Think about it: string burns, wax does not, but put them together in a candle and the wax burns, the string does not (ok, it does eventually but only because the candle burns down). Unlike an oil lamp, it can be stored anywhere and it is not dangerously flammable. The heat of the flame causes the wax to vaporize, and the wax vapor feeds the flame. The vaporization of the wax absorbs the heat...

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