By Anonymous - 23/09/2009 12:08 - Australia
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I did that once, only I blew ashes EVERYWHERE! It was fun. I have a video of myself blowing out birthday candles, if anyone's interested. They're the magic ones. ;)
I'm guessing New South Wales and Queensland, in Australia There's been a sandstorm over there :/ BTW, yes, some are interested in your birthday cake blowing ^^ mercy : excellent site, I didn't know this one ^^
lol you sure are persistent ^^ the camera makes it look like the whole cake goes on fire at one point ^^ If it's been that difficult at 17, just hope your friends don't get magic candles when you're twice as old ;)
You never did the experiment in chemistry where you blow up a paint can with a candle and a few tablespoons of flour, did you? Powder is what causes grain silos to explode, too. As others have said. The cake was probably an exciting little fireball for a second or two.
nope, I did not. I don't think I have a youtube account, actually. anyway, had I commented it, I would have signed in a recognisable fashion (i.e. with "pall" or "palleas") about the voice, there's a situation even more troubling : that's when you have to speak on a mic... At first, you're just wondering who the hell's talking and you have to go on talking (or singing in the unlikely event of a karaoke) even though you're horrified at the annoying voice coming out of the hps...
Good point. Hmmm...I guess my voice is just awful in person too! Way to crush my hope!!! :( I mix eloquence, wit, and immature humor. If you really pay attention, about half my comments are jokes along the lines of "That's what she said." I also comment war like a motherfucker. =]
Yawn, ok, so is this a FML because the camera got cocoa powder on it? Or because it got on you? *beats head on desk*
I used to work at a Bulk Barn, we sold that stuff in bulk and had to fill up the barrel with a 40kg bag of the stuff... It gets EVERYWHERE!!!! and is close to impossible to get out until you wash it off... which i would not suggest you do with your camera. I agree, FML.. partially because of the camera but mainly because of the cocoa powder explosion.
I wish they had a "who cares" pile for these kinda FMLs. So Ydidn'tDI, but it's not an FML. Honestly, don't sweat the small stuff.
Very true! I've done science demonstrations at museums with fire and flour. Cocoa powder, flour, and non-dairy creamer in powder form are highly flammable when "aerosolized" (An aerosol is a suspension of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in a gas -wikipedia). This is something bakeries and huge food manufacturing plants that use flour worry about because with enough of it, it can create quite the explosion (and some have died as a result), but it takes mass quantities in the air. I bet there was a considerable amount of cocoa powder dusted on the cake and the candles were located on the back part of the cake. Blowing at the right angle, the cocoa would be kicked up and turn into a flame rather quickly. I don't think it would be a huge flame, but enough to shock the OP.