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Why is my cone incense smoke going up?

The Science of Cone Incense Smoke If you've ever burned incense, you've probably noticed that the smoke tends to curl up into the air.  But why does this happen?  Is it just because heat rises?  Let's take a closer look at the science of cone incense smoke to find out. When you look at a plume of cone incense smoke, you might think that it's just rising straight up into the air because hot air rises, right?  Well, that's partially true. Hot air does rise, but that's not the only reason why the smoke from your incense cone is curls up into the sky.  To understand why we need to understand a bit about how fire works.  Fire needs three things to exist: fuel, oxygen, and heat.  The heat ignites the fuel, which then reacts with the oxygen in the air to create fire.  In an enclosed space like a room, there's a limited amount of oxygen available for the fire to react with. As a result, the fire will eventually burn itself out.  But when you're burning something