In this weeks episode Adam and Jamie were investigating Tesla’s “Earthquake Machine.” In the course of their research they made numerous mentions of his Death Ray (neglecting to mention the 1920’s style part). Is this the work of Q.E.D. finally making it to the air?
The rest of the segment was dealing with harmonics and an oscillation generator. Meanwhile the bulid team was working on exploding Lava Lamps.
It was an intersting episode, but Death Ray immediately made me think of this place.
Too bad they didn’t actually go with the full “1920’s Style”. I’ve pretty much decided that if I’m ever in the public eye (even if it’s just on the small town local news) I’m gonna find some way to insert a explicit SDMB reference.
Just to make sure the world knows that while we may number few, our influence is huge.
I would really be surprised if Jamie and Adam weren’t at least regular readers if not members. I can’t remember the member’s name, but one of us Dopers have pictures of themselves hanging out with Jamie, Adam and Carrie. Hard to believe the SDMB wouldn’t come up in conversation.
But, if I were a celebrity, there’s no way I’d reveal it here. Likely, we’ll never know. (But I got $5 on it.)
“I’d like to thank the academy for this Oscar. Ever since I was a small child, I’ve pursued a career in acting with the focus of a 1920’s Style Death Ray. And although sometimes my path has been as hard as a Dorrance stainless steel hook, I have put my trust in Og that I could make it. To those who doubted me, I say: Gotcha Ya. Thank you; good night; hi, Opal.”
In two seperate episodes of Mythbusters, Adam and Jamie tested the Archimedes Death Ray Myth, a myth that Archimedes developed a system of mirrors which would burn a ship. I guess you could call that a 3rd century B.C.-style death ray.