The most Candles lit simultaneously at a single venue is 12,135 by Art of Living in India on November 13, 2012.
The tallest candle ever was exhibited at the 1897 Stockholm Exhibition. It was 24.38m (80ft) high and 2.59m (8ft 6in) in diameter.
Freezing a candle will NOT make it last longer. It will actually damage the candle and make it perform poorly.
Scented Candles makes us happy!
Candles are Scientifically proven to soothe us.
- Peppermint – Wakes up your mind
- Frankincense – helps control anxiety
- Lemon – Improves mood
- Vanilla – Increases happiness
- Orange – Reduces stress
- Lavender – Relaxes
Candles were used to tell time!
Candles burned relatively slow and steady, so candles were marked on the outside with indented lines that represented hours or whole days. As the wax melted down to the mark a weight was released and would fall on a metal plate marking the time with a sound.
Candles have been used for food—but not any more!
These days candles are not edible today, because they are made of mostly soy and paraffins. But candles were once made from animal fat and beeswax. So Candles were considered edible at one time.
A candle maker is known as a Chandler. The term is related to Chandelier a large fitting that holds lots of Candles or lights.
Candles were invented by the ancient Romans in the year 500 BC.
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