can ear wax be used as a slow burning fuel

I’ve noticed that when you put it on paper, It makes the paper translucent indicating the presence of lipids(which are flamable).



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    There is no precedent for using earwax as a fuel source.  This could be because its properties are not ideal for a fuel source, or more likely because earwax is not plentiful enough (or methods for harvest have not been developed), making it not practical as a long term fuel source.  However, your observation about making the paper translucent is an astute one, in medievel times earwax was used by scribes for “illustrated manuscripts” because of this property.

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