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Is this electricity science or a HOAX?

  1. Jul 1, 2011 #1
    A friend sent me this 2.5 minute video and asked if I can explain it. It's not even a complete circuit but the light illuminates!
    I'm sure this is a hoax, but can anyone explain how it is faked??


     
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  3. Jul 1, 2011 #2
    Google keywords and you'll see a long list of speculations about the video. I'm not going to answer, because one would have to answer something for everything that appears on youTube: If everyone stuck leads into blocks of wood, cucumbers, Aunt Emma's toenail polish, tubes of shoegoo it would go on forever.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 #3
    It's BS. I guarantee it.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2011 #4
    I love this video. I think it's hysterically funny. Whoever made it did a great job of lampooning all the free energy type claims.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 #5

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    At first glance I would think there is something inside the candle that is metal and conducts down to the bottom of the candle. Then there is something like a very small nail or needle coming up through the table top. The candles are placed on top of this. The power source is underneath the table. The person in the video has a switch that is operated that is out of sight. Notice that the candles are not picked up and carried about when the light is lit. I guess I don't think it is that difficult to figure out. I know it cannot work the way it is presented, so, the only other possibility is...
     
  7. Jul 1, 2011 #6
    It works, informally speaking, on Tesla's scalar energy deflection principle. Lighting both candles focusses the EM transmissions around the world through the wick by means of the dielectric free momentum effect, formalized by Dr. Igor Sneezankoff, and...
     
  8. Jul 2, 2011 #7

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    That was my idea when I saw the video for the first time years ago, but on the second thought - you don't need to make a hole in the table. Note that candles are put in such a way they can easily hide wire that goes on the table surface to the battery below the table. And video quality is such that you don't even need any tricks to put the wire through the candle, thin white wire going under the candle and in front of it to connect to nail will be invisible. When he connects the bulb one of the wires is barely visible even without masking.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2011 #8
    Notice that in the last shot, when the candles are lit, the leads go out of the frame on the left and right. He could simply have tapped into them where they are not visible. Switch and power source would be as you described. There's no need for the power to be routed through the candles.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2011 #9
    Yeah, as long as you say "Tesla" in there somewhere, the explanation is completely persuasive.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2011 #10

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    Near the end - at 3:45 or close - he arranges the wires on the table, and the motor is running all the time, so this can be ruled out.

    For me the most important thing was always the way he puts his hand under the table each time current has to be switched on or off.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2011 #11
    Ah! You're right! I stopped watching after the lamp lit and didn't realize how much video was left.

    That being the case, I think your explanation covers it best.

    True. Had I made this I would probably have elected to use a foot switch to avoid tipping people off with the hand under the table requirement.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2011 #12
    But if I left out 'Tesla' nobody would believe me. You can argue with Sneezankoff, but you can't argue with Tesla.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2011 #13

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    Nor can you argue with Tesla worshipping fools.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2011 #14
    There is a cut in the video for the close up of the magnet running the wire. That is where they can put wires behind the candles to attach to a real power source. After that, the candles never move again, so the wires can be behind or through the board.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2011 #15
    That's what I'm saying! You can't argue with Tesla. What's to argue? The man comes out of every wall socket in the world.
     
  17. Jul 2, 2011 #16
    Yes, I think this is the way it was done.
     
  18. Jul 5, 2011 #17
    it's amazing really
     
  19. Jul 6, 2011 #18
    As someone else pointed out, his hand goes under the table every time he switches something on. Coincidence? :P
     
  20. Jul 6, 2011 #19
    Unless the video is parody, it's excruciatingly boring. It doesn't rise to the level of 'hoax.'

    How many videos could people make of sticking electrodes into cabbages, their ears, empty air, pee; or upload even CGI animations, or even cartoons ('hey, how come when the mice blow up the cat, the cat is still alive in the next scene?!?, weird huh?, any explanations?) and ask people to explain the 'trick' before absolutely everyone would get tired of it?

    For me, a good hoax consists of including the amazing Randi and 3-4 scientists in the scene, and have them scratching their heads.

    What I see in that video isn't worth the time clicking on the link. I feel I've been cheated out of a minute of my time.
     
  21. Jul 6, 2011 #20
    I've seen panda bears do more amazing things than that .
     
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