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What Happens When You Put 20,000 Volts into a Watermelon?

Saturday, March 11, 2017 15:34
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Blow up watermelon with electricity

What happens when you pump 20,000 joules into a watermelon? After trying to blow up a watermelon with a smaller capacitor, Backyard Scientist Kevin Kohler brought in his friend Coyt with 4 capacitors rated at 20kv and 25uf each. The components came from a lab that used to them to simulate the effects of lightning on materials. To rephrase the original question: So what would happen if a lightning bolt struck a watermelon!



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