Dad Calls Blowing Out Birthday Candles ‘Worst Tradition,’ Then Shows Genius Method Using Hand

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

When it’s time for the man in the video below to blow out his birthday candles, he doesn’t huff and puff his way through it like the Big Bad Wolf from The Three Little Pigs.

It’s not that he’s against the celebration or upset about turning yet another year older. Instead, his primary concern is germs.

By his reasoning, the act of blowing out candles is one of the “worst traditions in the history of mankind,” which seems like a bit of a stretch — but when you hear him out, you might find yourself agreeing.

As he explains to the camera, the act of using your breath to blow away the flames also spreads your germs all over the frosting you’re about to share with your family and friends.

But don’t worry, he doesn’t believe we should abstain from making the annual wish. Instead, he simply recommends a much more hygienic option, which gets the job done just as well.

Do you agree with him that it gets it done even better without any pesky and potentially infectious germs flying around the air? You have to admit, he does make a pretty good point!

Take a look to see his genius solution for keeping any stray spittle from flying around and spreading germs.

And be sure to SHARE his surprising birthday opinion and candle method with any loved ones who might feel the same!

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