The Cat-Shaped Candle That Burns Down to a Skeleton

Available from Vat19, the Pyro Pet Candle comes in pink and gray. After 20 hours of burning, the cute little kittie is gone, leaving only a metal skeleton left. » 9/01/14 11:00pm 9/01/14 11:00pm

Oh look, a creepy sleeping woman made entirely out of candles

For the Arnhem Mode Biennale 2011 fashion show earlier this summer, Lenn Cox built this lugubrious lady lying in a fetal position on a bed, where she presumably melted into a pile of forlorn wax. A pity, I think she'd get along rather swimmingly with the Smithsonian Soap Man. » 8/27/11 8:30am 8/27/11 8:30am

Yet another contender for the most cringeworthy medical paper ever…

From the British Medical Journal, Aug 27, 1949, where Dr. B.B. Rapackl describes a case he encountered in Poland in 1936. » 8/06/11 9:00am 8/06/11 9:00am

How do trick candles work?

A little bit of science is brought into everyone's life on that fateful day they try to blow out birthday candles while making a wish, only to see the candles do the impossible and reignite. » 7/04/11 8:00am 7/04/11 8:00am