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Quick Hacks: Use a Crayon as an Emergency Source of Light

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No flashlight? No candles? No power? Look for crayons (if you have young kids, there’s a huge box of ’em in their bedroom). Crayons burn big and bright for 20 minutes–your mileage may vary depending on if you use the standard size or jumbo. Here’s the trick: when you light one, light the paper–that’s what burning. Lighting the crayon itself will do nothing (except drip wax everywhere).

Photo credit: Michael Alarcon

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