I love these wonderful science toys, but PHDs need to come up with snappier names. What’s wrong with “Humongous Helical Magnotron?” Van De Graaff-Osaurus would also jazz up the Museum of Science’s Theater of Electricity. Yikes! That website is almost old enough to vote.
While putting stuff together for this cartoon, I came across this hilarious faux Monster Truck Rally commercial:
And while I’m YouTubin’, here’s the Large Hadron Rap you might’ve seen around the nerdosphere:
UPDATE: I was off on the amount of voltage. Van De Graaff generators are capable of producing much higher voltages, and it would take much more than 10,000 volts to zap a creationist. What can I say? I was a mechanical, not an electrical, engineer. Robots are better than breadboards. It’s a FACT!
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