5 weird ways to put out a candle

What happens when you pour liquid nitrogen on a flame? What about when you blow on the flame with a cup in the way? Try these five unusual ways to extinguish a candle. Pour out the flame with CO2. Cut off the oxygen supply to the flame without fully covering it. Snuff out the flame with a coil of copper wire, and when it appears dead, it will amazingly come back to life!


Creator: Dianna Cowern

Canada Q&A: Can you light a match on the moon? A quick study of the science of fire

The Globe and Mail’s science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, explains how fire works in space. This video is a part of a series called, Canada Q&A: Globe journalists answer your questions – from wine to politics to sports and everything in between