Melting hand-candles that bleed and leave behind skeletal fingers

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I would pay hard-earned coin for a candle that does the following (minus the eyeglasses suddenly moving, which sort of ruined the original for me).

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Aren’t you supposed to make this from the hand of a hanged murder?

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Not a new idea, I suspect, except for maybe the internal skeleton. Actually, the last time I heard about a hand-candle, I understood that it was a significant fire hazard. But in this case the internal skeleton would take up a significant volume, so perhaps it would be safer?

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Totes been done. It’s not as spectacular as you might hope.

I think you need some proper air currents for the best effect.

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The Laundry says you can make them from pigeon feet. You don’t even need to kill them, which is why so many London pigeons only seem to have one foot.

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MANOS!

(The hands of fate.)

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“Sped up” in time-lapse it gives the impression of being “useful enough” as a Halloween table-top knick-knack or as a creepy prop to titillate the kiddies. But this is a candle; it’ll be in your face, gradually burning down, sticking out like a sore thumb (sorry), and slowly punctuating the fact that you spent 35 bucks on it. I have a feeling though that anyone who’d purchase it would also invest in this:

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Oh, the humanity-he-he-he-he-he-he.

OMG - that brought back memory of a childhood nightmare caused by an old TV show called Combat in which an soldier gets his hands burned down to skeleton hands… crap, almost forgot that forever.

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You could buy these in the 90s every Halloween for about ten bucks.

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