How Not To Demonstrate Electrostatic Discharge

This guy did this, filmed it, and then posted it.

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7 Responses to How Not To Demonstrate Electrostatic Discharge

  1. notamobster says:

    That is hahalarious, Jim!

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    That guy is either a klutz or a comedy genius. Either way, it cracked me up.

  3. jct says:

    He is a comedic genius! He was able, on each one, to make you believe that he didn’t see it coming!

  4. trebor snoyl says:

    I’d like to see the electro-static gun used on the idiots who thought up “Cash for Clunkers.”

  5. notamobster says:

    He’s Tim Allen…

  6. sortahwitte says:

    From my high school physics class. The teacher wheeled in a large machine on a cart. It looked like 2 round floor polisher brushes facing each other with the bristles barely touching. There was a crank to turn it by hand. There were 2 steel rods with a steel ball on each end. It was a VanDeGraff generator. You spun the brushes and made static electricity. You adjusted the balls until a big blue spark would jump between them. A spark as big as your little finger and about 5 inches long. It smelled like lightning. Because it was.

    The experiment started. The designated jock spun the brushes as fast as he could. The teacher was bent over adjusting something on the back side. One of the designated wise-asses asked loudly, “Hey, why is it doing that?” The teacher looked around the end of the machine and the lightning hit him right on the end of his bulbous nose. Fire shot out his hairy ears. He said “uhhhhhh”. He went to the floor like a poleaxed steer. I thought he was dead. Half the class thought the same. They broke out into the hall and ran away. The other half just set there, waiting their doom. He wasn’t dead, although his nose had a dimed size black spot for a very long time. Those wonderful high school memories.

  7. Rich says:

    I was gonna comment don’t let that guy play with capacitors … and then I saw Nota’s video … haven’t laughed that hard in a long, long while. Tim Allen my ass! This guy is Turbo Tim Allen! For this guy I think ESD means Extra Special Dumbass.