Burning Stuff With The Power Of The Sun Never Ever Gets Old

You know as a kid when you used to use a magnifying glass and the sun to burn ants? This is basically that, except it's more awesome (and less gruesome!). Using the screen of an old big-screen TV, Grant Thompson was able to create a 1.2m magnifying lens that could melt a stack of coins, burst a glass bottle and cook food.

Your childhood self would be so amazed at the power of the sun. Hell, your adult self is pretty amazed too. [Grant Thompson via The Awesomer]

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