Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Self-extinguishing candle XXV

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It's a regular candle, but you extinguish it. Yourself.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 18 2014

s e candles https://images.sear...zilla&hsimp=yhs-001
yahoo image search for self extinguishing candles [popbottle, May 08 2017]


       So if you don't extinguish it, will it keep burning forever?
Spacecoyote, Jun 18 2014

       Ludicrously dangerous [+]
the porpoise, Jun 18 2014

       // will it keep burning forever?//   

       No, because "The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long ... and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy".   

       Time to die ...
8th of 7, Jun 18 2014

       //So if you don't extinguish it, will it keep burning forever?//   

       If you don't extinguish it, then it's not a Self- extinguishing candle XXV, izzit?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 18 2014

       If it is regular, what is its period?
pocmloc, Jun 19 2014

       Soon we'll have "Self-extinguishing candle XXX" - the seedily erotic peep-show self-extinguishing candle.
hippo, Jun 19 2014

       What if I'm out of breath? Will it catch the house on fire again?
blissmiss, Jun 19 2014

       And I'd also like to pre-empt someone posting "Schrodinger's self-extinguishing candle" where you don't know if it's extinguished, etc., etc. - and any other predictable variation on this idea.
hippo, Jun 19 2014

blissmiss, Jun 19 2014

       I remember a person who was obsessed with extinguishing candles. Birthday parties were a real problem, as soon as the lit match approached the cake - puff - out it went! to much delighted cackling. It was generally agreed that blowing out the match before the candle was actually lit was bad sport, but even that concession did not help much.
pocmloc, Jun 19 2014

       Why on earth do we even have a category for this??
notexactly, Nov 14 2015

       I believe it was added after a spate of self-extinguishing candle ideas were added in quick succession. I know there was no such category when I originally posted my take on the concept (Self-Extingusihing Candle II). At some point all of these ridiculous and fairly pointless ideas were banished to their own category.
ytk, Jul 01 2016


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