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Old 03-25-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Electrified Pickle

This guy has too much time on his hands!


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Old 03-25-2007, 07:36 PM   #2
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What did that pickle ever do to anyone ? It was pretty cool though.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
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I think because the pickle as full of water it could do that.Right YT?
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:36 PM   #4
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[quote=Constance]This guy has too much time on his hands!

That he does. And I must have too much on my hands as well, seeing as how I actually spent time watching this fellow electrify a pickle.
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:50 PM   #5
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lol, foodstorm.

the pickle is nothing more than a giant, tasty resistor. essentially, the same thing as the filament in a light bulb, which aren't as tasty, i'd imagine.

a pickle is a much less effective filament. just ask ol' thomas alva. he tried just about everything.
oh yeah, he was a jersey guy, too!

stripping an a.c cord and plugging it in, for both troubleshooting and fun purposes, is affectionately called a death cord. ask any military or aerospace engineer. (it doesn't kill you, btw. well, not right away. that's how we seperate out the lower i.q's )
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:42 AM   #6
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yes they are indeed conductive, and made even more so since Salt and vinigar (an Acid) is used in the pickling part.

I did something similar many years ago, here`s the setup:
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well it blew an 8 amp fuse within 2 seconds, so I thought I`de give the spark a hand and do it manualy;
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looking good, but it getts better!
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pretty sweet looking Arc now! here`s a closeup and look at the yellow coloration caused by the Sodium Ions :)
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here`s the weird part though!!!!
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there`s No Charing, it`s simply Vaporised the onion :)

Enjoy!
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