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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG


Email Claims Gel Candles Can Explode Toilets

by Ken Newquist / April 4, 2005

The destructive power of gel candles is heralded by a scare e-mail claiming these candles are capable of destroying toilets and burning down houses. The e-mail has some facts right; gel candles can flare up, causing fires, the glass containers holding gel candles have shattered and there have been several gel candle recalls. But none of the recalls say anything about these candles exploding.