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Date: 09/05/10 02:00 PM

47 Responses to Lightning & Guitarist Cover Sabbath`s `Iron Man`

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    bckids1208 Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    Link: Lightning & Guitarist Cover Sabbath`s `Iron Man` - Guitarist plays Iron Man between two Tesla coils.
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    Davek1013 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    How awesome would it be to be that guy. This should be a stage in guitar hero. 100% epic
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    Oh my god I love science
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    j_alegarbes Male 18-29
    49 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Tesla coil music > Justin Beiber music
  5. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    @Davek1013
    GUITAR HERO? How about LIVE?!

    This is the most metal thing EVER.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    This IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!!
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    Sarph Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    Awesome! :D
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    That might have been the single most awesome thing I`ve ever seen. Ever.

    EVER
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    Piepig Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    It`s hard to believe that`s real! Humans are awesome. Imagine if we made a Tesla coil gun.
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    romanwho Male 13-17
    119 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    "It`s hard to believe that`s real! Humans are awesome. Imagine if we made a Tesla coil gun."

    The taser?
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    ManicRapture Female 13-17
    682 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    ahh...Telsa...he`s gotten even better since he was played by David Bowie in the Prestige.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    @Piepig

    They`re working on perfecting it, but the military has been playing around with the idea of Tesla missile defense for military bases for some time now.
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    wko Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    this is so badass
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Now play Electric Funeral!
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    jsnider81 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Guess you missed them this summer on America`s Got Talent
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    Was cooler when it was just the guitarist, and they missed a trick by not dressing up as iron man.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    That was so cool, would hate to see the electricity bill!
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    wicked...
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    September 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    awesome!
  20. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Faraday deserves a credit too, because they`re protected by wearing Faraday cages.

    If you`re ever asked about planes being struck by lighting, show them this video - a plane is also a Faraday cage.
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    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    Tempted to say this is fake, simply because at 1:05 the dude jumps off of the ground yet is still affected by the tesla... Hold on, I just watched it again and while he is airborne, the electricity goes through his feet to the ground. Weird. Still, I am befuddled.

    Crazy if this is real. Not the best cover, but better and cooler than I can play :)
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    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    On a side note, this is hands down THE BEST light-show I have seen for a performance.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    Further proof that Tesla will always be 100x more badass than Edison.
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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
    417 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    nice
  25. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    IAmTheMoose: Why are you befuddled?

    Electricity flows through the path of least resistance, which in this case is around the outside of his suit and to the ground. If he wasn`t there, it would be straight to the ground as the voltage is high enough to overcome the resistance of the air. When he jumps, the path of least resistance is through the air to his suit, around his suit, through the air to the ground - that`s less resistance than through the air all the way because his suit has a far lower resistance than air. Nothing weird at all. Bona fide lightning can punch through miles of air. This is much less powerful, but easily enough to pass through a few yards of air.

    You can use a Tesla coil to generate sound and you can make a wearable Faraday cage that will protect you from this level of electricity, so I see no reason to think those parts were fake. I`m not sure about the guitar being struck, though I think you could protect it too.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    the electricity goes through his feet to the ground

    Just to clarify - the electricity doesn`t go through any part of him. It would be seriously bad news if it did. The electricity goes around the outer surface of his suit, which will be something like a full-body chainmail suit of armour.
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    66stang Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    they did this on one of those got talent shows, like 2 months ago...
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    Thejade1 Male 13-17
    34 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    The level of bad-assery in this video cannot be measured.
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    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    Iron Man kicks ass. Tesla coils kick ass. This combination of the two fails miserably. Maybe if musical tesla coils didn`t sound like an Atari 2600 then this wouldn`t suck so badly.
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    teampink27 Female 18-29
    533 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    I was surprised they got kicked off AGT. I thought they were one of the best along with Fighting Gravity :/
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    Awesome, nuff said
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    +points because it sounds like an 8bit NES song.
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    Ando Male 13-17
    374 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    drating badass
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    holy poo that was awesome
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2123 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    I want them to have my lightning babies
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    LiLCuBiE Male 18-29
    21 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    Nice!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    Feak yeah! That is way cool.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    @Fuego
    Well sh*t man I`ll just hold a séance, and try to contact Tesla himself. I`ll personally ask him for you to change up the Tesla coils to sound better. Will that be okay for you?
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    BackAssward Male 18-29
    59 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    You know, I was wondering why the arcs were hitting the concrete. I think I got it. Concrete has rebar in it... the arcs must be overcoming the cement`s insulation and actually getting to the rebar.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 11:15 pm
    Coolest thing evar.
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    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    and this is why i f*cking love science.
  42. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 12:38 am
    Awesome idea, but it would`ve been better if the guy on guitar was a guitarist.
  43. Profile photo of IAmTheMoose
    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
    1343 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 2:28 am
    Angilion -

    Yes, I am familiar with the principle, and it would be devastating if the electric flow passed through his body. Thank you for clarifying. The reason I was confused is that the amount of lightning that jumps off of his shoes to the concrete (presumably to rebar or metal plumbing?) doesn`t compare to the larger wave arcing from the coil to the guitar. Thinking it through, however, I no longer think it would matter, as electricity is simply a flow of electrons, and a longer path doesn`t necessarily mean a weaker flow. Ok. Makes sense now. =D
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 3:13 am
    Holly poo that is the coolest thing I`ve ever seen!!!
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    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
    383 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:29 am
    Shoulda done Thunderstruck D:
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 11:13 am
    I want a Tesla Coil.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    September 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    That is how this song was meant to be played.

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