Friday Fun: DIY Pickle Light Bulb
Yeah, you read that right: a frickin' pickle light bulb.
Notice, "Plug in..." comes LAST! Keep in mind, you are dealing with LIVE AC! Use common sense and all possible caution! I grabbed ahold of one of the wires while discussing it infront of a group of Physics Pholks at Rutgers a few years back and got a rude awakening! Made the demo much more interesting for the audience, but ruined my day (not to mention my shorts...).
Please note that even if this little experiment looks incredibly cool, we do not recommend anyone to try this at home. You've been warned.
Check it out.
Update: Here's a video of the experiment being performed. Enjoy the show!