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Old 04-21-2016, 09:06 AM
Blue Blistering Barnacle Blue Blistering Barnacle is offline
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Originally Posted by Saint Cad View Post
OK here's what I don't get about the video. Why is he wiring the zinc nails to the copper brads? What purpose is that supposed to serve?

It's supposed to create a "series" of cells to step up the voltage (voltaic pile). But others have pointed out upthread that this will not be effective (because the cells are not isolated from each other). This video is felt to be a hoax by OP (who says he tried the experiment). Other posters agree for theoretical reasons.