Was it an arsonist that came up with the idea of putting candles on a birthday cake?
One for each year.
No wonder there are so many fire-bugs and fire-starters out there. Once every year kids around the world are being subjected to this ancient pagan ritual. What does it mean?
If the birthday boy/girl blows them out all at once in a single breath he'll/she'll have good luck.
Some people make a wish before blowing them out, which should come true if, they don't tell anyone what the wish was within the next year. Try holding that secret for a year.
In my case my next birthday cake could turn into a mini-disaster. There won't be enough room for another candle stick.
I could start a fire.
A big one.