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Watch This Lenard Tube Demonstration Go Horribly Right

There’s something unsettling about a particle beam illuminating a darkened room with purple fluorescence. In this video, YouTuber clagwell demonstrates his own variation on the Lenard tube, with amazing results. Perhaps it’s the music, or the tube’s strange design, or the fact that the beam in question emits X-rays. But the video, with the electron gun …

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When Thomas Edison Electrocuted An Elephant

On January 4, 1903, Thomas Edison performed a shocking demonstration at Luna Park, Coney Island. It was an attempt to prove the deadliness of alternating current, backed by Edison’s competitors George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla. Edison himself was looking to preserve the use of direct current, and jumped at any opportunity to discredit his competition.