This is a slightly-mad science parody of Blendtec's popular webseries: "Will it Blend?" (http://www.willitblend.com/). My take is "Will it Burn?" It asks the question many ask, but with a twist. Which is better, the Mac or the PC? I figure more than enough people tangle with the typical issues regarding that. I wanna see how well they handle high voltage (15,000 volt transformer) and fire!
Using a neon transformer, a resistor (to reduce the current), and layers of insulated gloves, I made electric arcs jump between my fingers. It's going to be part of the new intro for Slightly-Mad Science episodes. Oh, and don't try this at home.
Ever want to try some electrical mad-science at home? Be warned, there are some dangers involved. 'Splodey hot-dogs are the least of them. Demo includes both household electricity and a high voltage transformer.
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Using household electricity, a pickle can be turned into a rather stinky/steamy light bulb. This is a clip from Dangers of Electricity: Slightly-Mad Science from www.slightlymadscience.com
I recently obtained a "Violet Wand" (not to be confused with a "Violent Wand" which is what Harry Potter fans use when you make fun of them).
It was made over 80 years ago, and still works. It's a nice example of applied physics, and ALSO how some will try to scam you into buying quack medical devices claiming to cure almost every known disease. Perfect for Slightly-Mad Science.
Time for some antique high voltage!
For more information regarding Violet Wands:
Museum of Quackery http://www.museumofquackery.com/devices/uv.htm
Wacky "Energy Therapy" People http://www.meridianinstitute.com/eaem/master1/mastcont.html
Links regarding quack medicine:
Respectful Insolence http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/skepticismcritical_thinking/friday_woo/
Quack Medicine http://www.quackmedicine.com/
www.chad.co.uk video of the Mad Science event at Sutton Library, 29th October 2008. For more video news, visit http://www.chad.co.uk/video
Flaming Bacon Lance of Death. from Theo Gray's book "Mad Science"
Kids attending a Mad Science workshop at Better U. Better U Mind, Body & Soul organised by Eton Institute on May 30 brought the vibrant Dubai community together and attracted over 600 people. The event was a one of a kind non-commercial event with various free activities such as dance classes, language classes, art and craft activities and social etiquette lessons. Visit www.betteru.info for more.
www.ricardomoran.net / Diversas imagenes del programa de televisión Mad Science Ciencia Divertida de Frecuencia Latina
Compare $75hr Kids Car Races vs Mad Science birthday parties Burnaby BC
Is Mad Science more fun than a $50-hr Robot Craft theme Surrey birthday party?
ORIGINAL GENIUS MAD SCIENCE ANIMATION
secret alien autopsy. found on plum island. roswell and knowledge of ancient egyptian pyramids discovered. lol. cartoon network style cartoon from official genius unclegrumpyinc.
Turning a light bulb into a plasma ball. To limit the amount of electricity that goes into the transformer, there's a 200 watt light bulb in the circuit.
Turning a 300 watt light bulb into a plasma ball with 900 watts of electricity.
This is a result of my first viewer suggestion...Use science to melt a Barbie doll. I personally find Bratz dolls more annoying, so I included them too! The demonstration is to see which of the two commonly available and powerful solvents (Xylene and Acetone) affects the dolls more adversely. Keep watching to the end, that's when it gets HOT and a bit 'splodey!
This is the AITN Version. Music courtesy of Awake In The Nightmare (www.myspace.com/awakeinthenightmare), and used with full permission and understanding of Metacafe's terms. If you like it, give it a DIGG!
Barbie and Bratz soaked in Xylene and Acetone and are given a Fiery death! This is a highlight from Doll Death: Slain By Solvent Science from www.slightlymadscience.com. Music courtesy of Awake In The Nightmare (www.myspace.com/awakeinthenightmare) and used with permission.