The invention of the candle.

definition

A candle is a solid, usually cylindrical mass of tallow, wax or other fatty substance with an axially embedded wick that is burned to provide light[1].

INVENTION

Candles were first invented[2] in China in the 3rd century BCE and they were made out of whale fat. Here is a photograph[3] of candles (from circa 1860) made from the fat of sperm whales:

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sources
  1. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/candle
  2. https://www.candledelirium.com/blog/the-use-of-candles-in -china/
  3. https://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/01/25/36768 97.htm

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