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    Cut Grass, Saw Dust, Bacon and Baseball Mitt Scented Candles

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    It's a stretch, but this relates to biking (sort of)....read on. Sounds like a pretty smart kid.

    Scented Candles Too Girly? 13-Year-Old Invents 'Mancans' With Manly Smells

    Who says men don't like the finer things in life like great-smelling scents and the relaxing glow of a tiny, flickering flame? Thirteen-year-old Hart Main of Marysville, Ohio thinks that if these so-called girly candle things were just catered toward males, they could enjoy them as well.

    Like most guys, Hart first thought candles were completely unnecessary because of their disgustingly sweet odors. Then, he came up with his epiphany: What if you could make candles that smelled like things that men enjoy?

    Mancans was born out of that idea. These no-fuss wax blocks with wicks are housed in a used Campbell's soup can, and they all smell like something the grimy, sweaty, good old fashioned American male can enjoy. Hart has sold over 500 candles, the first proceeds of which went to his new racing bike.

    "There were a couple friends that didn't believe it until they went to the web page," Hart tells NewsFeed. "They still said it looks fake, and then I brought in a couple candles. They were surprised. A lot of them want jobs."

    The eighth grader isn't allowed to make the candles, since his mother is afraid he'll drip hot wax on their hardwood floors. However, he picks out the scents personally because, according to him, his sister and his mother don't have the greatest nose for what a man would buy. Hart divides his smells into three categories: Things men can eat, things men like and things men can do. The result is a peculiar group of olfactory experiences including sawdust, gear head, new mitt and bacon. His favorite is the fresh cut grass candle.

    "It reminds me of playing baseball on Saturday morning," he explains, adding he's going to sponsor his own baseball rec team thanks to Mancans' booming sales. "I wish I could play [baseball] all the time."

    As for the men who still frown on the idea of scented candles? "They obviously haven't tried Mancans," Main argues. "There's no other scents like these. They don't know what a man-scented candle is because they've never owned a man-scented candle."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    It's a stretch, but this relates to biking (sort of)....read on.
    It's a stretch, alright.
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    How about Stale Beer? You get that "What the heck happened last night?" odor with out the mess or hangover.
    And Grilling Steak would be a good one too.

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    What good is having the smell of bacon without being able to eat it?
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    My wife lit a candle yesterday, some sort of pear berry blossom to cover up the sent of the bacon I cooked. I needed a bacon candle to combat her with.
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    Make a candle out of the cold bacon grease.
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    One wonders, does one use a Lil' Smokey sausage as a wick when making a bacon grease candle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    One wonders, does one use a Lil' Smokey sausage as a wick when making a bacon grease candle?
    Only if you want a dripless candle.
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    Are you saying his Lil' Smokey sausage doesn't drip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    ...However, he picks out the scents personally because, according to him, his sister and his mother don't have the greatest nose for what a man would buy. Hart divides his smells into three categories: Things men can eat...
    This has possibilities.

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    I want a lusty woman scented candle.
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    I want one that smells like wet cotton, old sweat and blood.
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    My brain hurts.

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    am i hallucinating, or did someone on BF quit their corporate job to start a candle making business some time back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    am i hallucinating
    Yes. Put the pony down.

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    but be careful not to put it down in the chocolate river. Augustus hates ponies.
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