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Watch These Guys Extinguish Fire With Sound Waves

50 Cent's music could probably douse a fire.

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But their device flawlessly worked. This is how they did it:

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Basically, fire needs oxygen to burn. Since sound waves are also pressure waves, it agitates the air and it separates the oxygen in the fire from the fuel, GMU student Viet Tran explained to the Washington Post.

They used a frequency generator that was connected to an amplifier to make the waves.

But in an earlier study, students were able to extinguish a candle to the tune of Nickelback's "How you remind me."

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In a 2004 study published in the The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, University of West Georgia students noticed that the fire went out when the song hit a low note. At the time, nobody was really sure why this occurred.

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