Freddie Mercury chocolate cake

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Germophobe demonstrates a sanitary way to extinguish birthday candles

Blowing out birthday cake candles the traditional way spreads germs, according to the gentleman in this video. He offers a more sanitary way to extinguishing those candles: by waving your hand over them in a big swoop.

That video was from 2016. Since then, this germophobe sexagenarian has upped his game. In this 2017 video, he demonstrates how to use his method to snuff out a blazing 61 cake candles. Spoiler: It took more than one swoop.

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Watch boy's birthday cake ignite into fireball (don't worry, he's fine)

I bet George's birthday wish wasn't that his powdered sugar cake would ignite into a fireball inches from his face.

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