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.
Watch and learn:
photo by Jon Phillips