Experiments You Can Do at Home - But Probably Shouldn't

Chapter 6
Natural Wonders » Trap Lightning in a Block

Freeze a charge screaming through solid plastic-or printer toner-to see how electricity moves. There are many unusual things to see around Newton Falls, Ohio-the Wal- Mart with hitching posts for Amish buggies, the Army base with helicopters and tanks proudly arranged on hills-but I was here for the most unusual thing of all: the local Dynamitron.

I was here to make frozen lightning.

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