Off topic -- playing with electrons (was Re: DG Aviion video)

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Fri Dec 4 19:43:47 1998

Bill Sudbrink wrote:
> > Like tossing charged capacitors across the room to them?
> > Or hooking a LARGE choke and a battery to a doorknob?
> > I would never do such a thing.:)
> > Dan
> Cough... sputter...
> Now look what you did! I almost shot Coke out my nose!
> I once fell victim to the charged cap trick, but it's
> still funny.

When I was in high school, the chess club met in the physics lab
during the second period of the day, as most of us were in the
first period physics class. The physics teacher knew well not to
be the first to the door for third period class. A Van de Graff
generator and a half-gallon Leyden jar that had had an hour to
charge was likely as not to be somewhere around. (Honest, there
were no serious injuries).

It was in the USAF electronics tech school where we used to play
catch with capacitors. And worse. Caps weren't known as
"rectum-fires" for nothing.
Ward Griffiths <> <>
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Received on Fri Dec 04 1998 - 19:43:47 GMT

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