Pumping 20,000 Volts Into A Watermelon Ends As Spectacularly As You’d Hope

Pumping 20,000 Volts Into A Watermelon Ends As Spectacularly As You’d Hope

Video: Unlike a battery, which stores power as chemical energy that’s slowly and steadily discharged to keep your gadgets running, a capacitor can unload all of its juice in the blink of an eye. Even a small capacitor has the potential to stop your heart, but when it’s the size of a dishwasher, well,┬áthis watermelon demonstrates exactly how destructive it can be.

Fortunately for us, YouTube’s TheBackyardScientist is less interested in┬áconducting experiments that advance science and more into finding ways to blow things up. And by creating what is essentially man-made lightning, this dude’s watermelon didn’t stand a chance.

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