This Is What Happens When You Blow Candles On Birthday Cake
It feels good blowing out a birthday candle, until the following morning after your birthday, ill and uncomfortable. Just assume you are about to slice a big piece of cake to someone, then breathed all over it. Definitely, the person feels very uncomfortable accepting or even eating the cake.
However, when it’s our birthday, people, we find it very normal to blow all over our cake. We have to blow out the candles. It’s just how things are done.
One man refuses to blow out birthday candles. He says that when you engage in this birthday tradition, ‘all the germs from your breath spread all over food other people are going to eat.’
Which is a fair point, actually. And it’s backed up by science.
Multiple studies have found that blowing out candles does in fact spread germs and bacteria all over the cake. Many researchers actually recommend parents skip putting candles on their kids’ birthday cakes to avoid the spread of the flu virus or other illness.
Just don’t let your friend blow out the candles (or share their cake) if they’re sick on their birthdays. If you’re really germ-phobic, sweep your hand over the flames to blow them out instead.