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for one thing, there`s no way that little bit of rubbing would magnetize the nails.
I think I know how he does it: do you notice that after he cut to the closeup of him `magnetizing` the nails, it cuts back? that cut allowed him to swap in a different set of candles: a set of candles that had wires running out the back
I tried that but I couldn`t light the candle without a lighter or matches....
I just want to note the same thing half of the other commenters have already noted.. that you see how he puts his hands under the tables? That`s where the power source is.
Yeah... because I don`t think anyone can read the posts before this one, and mine is obviously more important because I made this discovery on my own but don`t have the respect to read anything anyone else has posted... so I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE.
watch his hands whenever he lights the second candle or blows one of them out. its always hidden away from the camera
Is this the same guy who did that "magnetic water" thing (USE SPINACH!!)? heh..."undeniable facts Friday" or something like that.
ie: If you`re not a gullible idiot and have some basic knowledge of electricity, you should waste your time trying it out. Great advice.
And we called those wires alligator clips ;P
nd u cant c the full part of the wire! mayb a switch unda the table!
oh nd we cant c the motor turning so it cud only be the sound played in backgroud!
The posts he has left up describes the power being transmitted with electromagnetic arcs... Let me tell you that DC power cannot be transmitted through the air (Except for extremely high voltages over short distances, like when you rub your feet on the carpet and touch the door knob, static electricy = Large DC charges)
tobtoh came close to explaining why this is a fake but, actually the basic laws of electricity allow a current to flow as long as there is a potential (voltage) difference between to locations. (Think how lighting strikes, very high electron potential in the sky, and the earth is grounded = current flow.)
Notice how he doesn`t mention what type of material the Nails are made of, then he rubs a magnet on them, the nails would have to be made of a ferromagnetic material to become magnetized, also he doesn`t rub it in any organized method which would leave the magnetic dipoles very poorly aligned.
He uses both a DC lamp and DC motor, so this rules out any air/wood core transformer device to transmit power through the table. Therefore he most likely has a power source running through the table and candles. Notice how every time the second candle is lit, his hand is under the table at the same location?
it would be really cool if this DID work tho...that lan party would rock
The whol point of this video is to get you to waste your time trying to see if this works.
I have studied Physics at university level, and had A* at GCSE and a 7-grade at IB.
I can tell you that this is fake. The circuit is not complete forom what you see on the video, therfore there is reason to belive that he completed the circuit under the table including a power source.
There is no way in this world that two magnatised nails would ever create enough potential difference to power that light bulb. Also there is no way that a candle can influence that simple circuit.
And isn`t photoshop for editing photo`s anyway? (I`ve not got photoshop, so I don`t know, but the clue seems to be in the name)
Lighting 2 candles to power a light in a power cut. A little pointless, but I do suppose you get more light.
He abiously has some pads on the table.. and a nail through the middle of the candle...
I have been googling for some time and find no other easy-find `experiments` involving this. Nor a basic explanation... something like this would be FAR easier to locate.
Answer? Fake. ((If you can prove me wrong outside of me having to actually do this? Please do!!))
I also use one to power my electric Cesna.
Yes.. that drove me nuts. Not only did it take too long.. but... ...why... was this guy wheezing? Why doesn`t he show us his face? He`s ... creepy. I didn`t like that at all. I was focusing more on that than anything else.
...so ...has anyone other than Scientist Bumblecock done it? I don`t feel like trying. :P I`ll google, perhaps.
I know the next fad at all the lan parties. Computers powered by 600 condles, nails, fire and wires.
Still, very inventive O.o :P
and am i the only one that finds this kinda redundant? let`s light two candles...to light a lightbulb!