Thursday, August 31, 2006

Light...pickle?

You can make a light bulb out of a pickle. No, really:

  1. Get a pickle.
  2. Jam electrical wires into opposite ends of said pickle.
  3. Plug wires into AC socket.
Notice, "Plug in..." comes LAST! Keep in mind, you are dealing with LIVE AC! Use common sense and all possible caution! I grabbed ahold of one of the wires while discussing it infront of a group of Physics Pholks at Rutgers a few years back and got a rude awakening! Made the demo much more interesting for the audience, but ruined my day (not to mention my shorts...).
Don't fry yourself trying this please.

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