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Question by  seb (220)

Why is a hurricane lamp called that?

They aren't shaped like a hurricane.


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

Hurricane lamps have a tall chimney that shelters the light-source from the wind. When the light-source is a candle, the chimney keeps the light from blowing out in a storm.


Answer by  elynne (1153)

their are lamps that were designed to be able to be used only with the oil that is already inside them. Their are also designed with a cover that is resistant to be stuffed out by high winds and are generally safe in environments that are rough and unstable as a hurricane may cause

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