Destroying things with Electricity

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Electricity is dangerous.  If lightning wasn’t proof enough of that, here you can watch as someone for reasons unknown (otherwise known as because I can), decided to connect 16 high capacity capacitors together.  For serious, look at the size of these things:

capacitors

According to math, all of these wired up in parallel like this gives 2180J of potential, which if I remember, is quite alot.  Here you can see what happens when all of that energy is released at once into a pencil.  Hint, it’s not good.

After the click you can watch an extra awesome video.  Trust me.

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Here they are going to launch an empty coke can.  According to their math, it was launched upwards at about 50 miles per hour:

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