alton_lust (alton_lust) wrote,
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Zap! Faraday saves the day

Electricity! Zap! Or ZOT if you are in B.C. ;)

Ok, I admit my actor mentioned in his blog that if one gets caught out in a lightening storm one should get into a grounded building or a car with rubber tires.
Which gave me pause because I seem to recall going to the Boston Science Center & being told the insulation part of a car is actually the metal frame. Which sounds contrary ....However.
Faraday Cage! Electricity looks for the /easiest/ path to the ground and, although we are bags of water, metal car frame is a far better conductor so the zap travels on the metal and in fact goes on the outside of the metal.
Boston Science Center demo, the short version.
Caution: it is loud. You see the teacher running their hands across the inside of the cage too. Scary! Science!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uHWOlTJa_bo

Place looks cool, doesnt it?



Dunno how they talked this guy into an iron maiden...shot with a million volts

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lidFJk6OeHA?

Adam Savage dances to Doctor Who theme inside a faraday cage. Cute.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pjw5gbkRTaY

Top Gear demonstrates from inside a car

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ve6XGKZxYxA

Tesla coils sing? Is this real?
I mean, ACDC "thunderstruck" is pretty obvious pick
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2DPHeMMoip0

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=93T0mVddBgM

I suspect this is more the lightening plasma ball thing that reacts to music? I could be wrong. But stay the hell off the dance floor!
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