Saturday, May 24, 2014

Honey, I Fried The Rabbit

The original caption:
"Bre’r Rabbit taking a trifling 500,000 volts at 20 kilowatts, and liking it well, thank you! He held still for 20 seconds, only blinking once in awhile. He was not chained nor held down otherwise…He is still alive, so Sis needn’t worry that we killed him.”

From an article in The Electrical experimenter on “Cold Fire: charging the body with high frequency currents.” Because THAT sounds like a good idea.

This journal from the Smithsonian Library circa the 1920’s has some outstanding ads as well as wacky articles. You can enlarge this reader to browse several issues of the entire magazine. Don't miss the ongoing series entitled "My Inventions" by Nikola Tesla!

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