WONDER #366: Why Do We Blow Out Birthday Candles?
Question 1 of 3
For the Ancient Greeks, putting candles on a cake was a special way to pay tribute to which Greek goddess?
Question 2 of 3
Some people hold the superstitious belief that if all the candles are blown out in one breath, what will happen?
- it will rain
- the person will have bad luck throughout the year
- a genie will grant the person three more wishes
- the wish will come true
Question 3 of 3
“Trick” or “magic” candles usually use what special substance to reignite the paraffin vapor back into a flame?
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