A pickle connected across 120 volts glows with yellow sodium light.
One of my hands is on the van de Graaff generator. Bits of styrofoam in my other hand become charged alike and repel each other to form a styrofoam fountain.
A student gets a charge out of electrostatics and the van de Graaff generator.
Lying comfortably on the bed of nails.
Professor Fred Olness breaks a cinder block on my chest with a sledge hammer.
The block was split in two.
"Look, Ma, no holes."
Fluorescent light tubes held close to the Tesla coil glow without a power source. A 2-inch purple spark jumps from the collector to a piece of metal held nearby.
Our tribute to "Star Wars". Use the Force, Fred.
Yes, that's right -- we're making liquid nitrogen icecream again.
Photos by Hillsman S. Jackson, SMU Photographer