Lightning & Guitarist Cover Sabbath`s `Iron Man`

Submitted by: bckids1208 7 years ago in Weird
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/08/31/iron-man-tesla-black-sabbath/

Guitarist plays Iron Man between two Tesla coils.
There are 47 comments:
Male 1,164
That is how this song was meant to be played.
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Male 6,693
I want a Tesla Coil.
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Male 383
Shoulda done Thunderstruck D:
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Male 3,076
Holly poo that is the coolest thing I`ve ever seen!!!
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Male 1,343
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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Male 1,505
Awesome idea, but it would`ve been better if the guy on guitar was a guitarist.
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Male 815
and this is why i f*cking love science.
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Male 2,893
Coolest thing evar.
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Male 59
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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Male 2,402
@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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Male 2,402
Feak yeah! That is way cool.
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Male 21
Nice!
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Female 2,120
I want them to have my lightning babies
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Male 553
holy poo that was awesome
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Male 373
drating badass
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Male 2,424
+points because it sounds like an 8bit NES song.
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Male 648
Awesome, nuff said
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Female 533
I was surprised they got kicked off AGT. I thought they were one of the best along with Fighting Gravity :/
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Male 1,287
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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Male 34
The level of bad-assery in this video cannot be measured.
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Male 225
they did this on one of those got talent shows, like 2 months ago...
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Male 12,365
[quote]the electricity goes through his feet to the ground[/quote]

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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Male 12,365
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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Male 417
nice
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Male 4,680
Further proof that Tesla will always be 100x more badass than Edison.
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Male 1,343
On a side note, this is hands down THE BEST light-show I have seen for a performance.
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Male 1,343
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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Male 12,365
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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Female 2,927
awesome!
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Male 3,915
wicked...
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Male 25,416
That was so cool, would hate to see the electricity bill!
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Male 2,121
Was cooler when it was just the guitarist, and they missed a trick by not dressing up as iron man.
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Male 9
Guess you missed them this summer on America`s Got Talent
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Male 1,764
Now play Electric Funeral!
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Male 554
this is so badass
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Male 2,688
@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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Female 682
ahh...Telsa...he`s gotten even better since he was played by David Bowie in the Prestige.
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Male 119
"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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Male 1,523
It`s hard to believe that`s real! Humans are awesome. Imagine if we made a Tesla coil gun.
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Male 965
That might have been the single most awesome thing I`ve ever seen. Ever.

EVER
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Male 194
Awesome! :D
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Male 4,807
This IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!!
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Male 987
@Davek1013
GUITAR HERO? How about LIVE?!

This is the most metal thing EVER.
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Male 49
Tesla coil music > Justin Beiber music
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Male 987
Oh my god I love science
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Male 90
How awesome would it be to be that guy. This should be a stage in guitar hero. 100% epic
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Male 32
Link: Lightning & Guitarist Cover Sabbath`s `Iron Man` [Rate Link] - Guitarist plays Iron Man between two Tesla coils.
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