### Where the Hell is Matt takes 10,000 volts for science!

by Matt Harding • 431,078 views

Matt Inman from The Oatmeal tested out his new Tesla cannon on my flesh and science got done. Yes, the current is lighting the bulb. And yes, it hurt.

Looks like the Orgazmorator from the movie Orgazmo.﻿
DO IT IN THE DARK!﻿
Looks more like 300kv not 10kv  the arcs would only reach around 2cm if it was 10﻿
Amps are what kills. Not volts. Think of electricity as water. Volts are how fast the current flows, amps is how much there is.﻿
+Jeff Avalos Curry Power is what kills. Not factors(amps, volts) but the product(watts).﻿
whhaaaaaaattt!!???!??!??!? lol﻿
Proof that science is awesome.﻿
Amperage not high enough to be dangerous.﻿
troll or only silly??﻿
+Maximilian Berger Alex just being honest there...﻿
I always thought that Matthew Inman (AKA The Oatmeal) was fat... I'm disappointed.﻿
+Adam Cantor I've read it, but even in that comic he's fat.﻿
+Linus Martin Actually in the comic you'll notice that his top half is skin and bones thin and he has massive bulging muscular meatpoles for legs...﻿
To everyone wondering, he doesn't get fried because the current must be low. What "kills" is, roughly speaking, power not voltage alone. For example, a police taser gun has about 50000V but only outputs about 3 mA. That's about 150W. It's nothing compared to a normal domestic outlet which has "only" 220V but instead can output 16A. That's 3520W, pretty dangerous...﻿
you said it hurt, but how much ? like the battery on the tongue or more painful ?﻿
Why do u even have that......xD﻿
Best Halloween prop ever! This will insure your kid gets first choice candy selection priority.﻿
The number of awesome Matt's in this world is two damn high!﻿
10,000 volts would kill you that is only a maximum of around 240 volts probably﻿
Volts won't kill you. Amps will. You can take a LOT of voltage, but less than an amp of power through the heart and it stops. You are dead. Though your heart can be restarted in the same fashion.﻿
Hahaha next time do it with the lights out!﻿
Got better dance moves than me﻿
How can I do this at home?﻿
This was a triumph﻿
wtf﻿
10,000 volts was enough to deter the T. Rex in Jurassic Park. Where the Hell is Matt is one tough SOB.﻿
Explain the physical principle ?﻿
I need that electric spacecannon.﻿
SCIENCE!﻿
Matthew Inman is nowhere near the slovenly glob of a human being his cartoons would suggest.﻿
lol ? hahahahhaha ﻿
SORRY TO TELL YA, LMAO THATS NOT 10,000 VOLTS, I HAVE STUDIED TESLA'S WORK FOR MANY MANY YEARS, PATENTED 32 PATENTS, SOME WISH WAS INSPIRED BY TESLA, SOME WAS IMPROVEMENTS OF TELSA  SOME WAS FINISHING HIS WORK, HE NEVER GOT TO FINISH. BUT LOL I HAVE HAD ELECTRIC FENCES ALMOST THIS STRONG. BUT IS IT A NICE TOY. IM NOT SAYING YOUR A IDIOT, IF YOU DID INDEED BUILT IT. BUT SORRY, THATS NO WHERE NEAR 10,000 VOLTS. I EVEN FINISHED THE WARDEN CLIFFE TOWER, BUT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO FIGURE OUT. IT WAS A BAD THING. BUT CONGRATS ON THE TOY, NOT IN A BAD WAY, LIKE I SAID, IF YOU DID BUILD, YOU DO HAVE SKILLS, AND WONDERING WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU BUILT ? ﻿
+derstrom8 Your guess is much more accurate. The breakdown voltage of the air in my house is usually about 20-25kV/inch, but it can range from about 10kV/inch (the figure often quoted in the electrical industry when discussing high voltage safety) to about 75kV/inch (the breakdown voltage of dry air at standard temperature and pressure between two spherical electrodes, each with a radius much larger than the air gap) depending on factors such as humidity, pressure, temperature, and air composition.﻿
I don't know lol.. but he said it hurts so﻿
Linux.﻿
Just taking it LIKE A BOSS XD﻿
obviously nowhere enough to cause harm﻿
You're a brave man, dear Matt! :)﻿
Getting shocked by the actual electricity being emitted from a tesla coil can give you serious never and ciculatory problems.﻿
the oatmeal!﻿
Someone ruined it... there were 1337 likes when I signed in. Oh well, at least now I can bring myself to press the like button.﻿
I can haz gun?﻿
Zapped assistant guy Matt is totally cute/a hottie. ;)﻿
LOL, such bullshit. You're clearly talking out of your ass. Apple is only for 1 demographic, the "I don't know jack shit about computers just make it go do internet" crowd. Women, old people and bros buy apple.﻿
Is this real?﻿
Awesome!! ﻿
Warehouse 13 is interested in getting their gun back.﻿
TF2 ftw. You made my day.﻿
Tesla is my hero! And whoever says this is fake is not very intelligent.. ﻿
the room should have been dark so that the whole lighting of the bulb thing got more obvious﻿
@RalbongStudios hah its funny cuz u totally will xD﻿
He didnt even flinch.. dafuq﻿
WHAT DID IT SaY!﻿
This video has two internet celebrities playing with a lightning canon, and not a single ad nor plea for me to like/rate/subscribe/share/offer my first born. Thanks! But now I am seriously thinking about naming my first born Matt, in the small hope that he would turn out even a fraction as awesome as either of you two.﻿
Nikloa tesla Rules!!!﻿
EH EH HHHRRRNNNNNNGGG﻿
I learned something today :D﻿
SCIENCE!﻿
Huh, this works differently in Quake.﻿
SCIENCE!﻿
it's what he's known for... ﻿
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun.﻿
Ubuntu is the flavor or distro (distibution) of GNU/Linux. There are others too. Debian, Redhat, OpenSUSE, Fedora, etc. Those are all distros, not kernels. Linux is the kernel. A distro may have a different VERSION, but it's the same kernel. There is a similar OS that is also based on the GNU project, called GNU/Hurd. In that case Hurd is the kernel (it's actually a system of servers with a micro-kernel).﻿
Yeah, I'll take my thinkpad over whatever apple can muster, cost aside. Apple's laptops are made to look pretty, and they do, thinkpads are designed to keep working in a working environment and not need to be babied. I will agree however that the macbook pro is a great laptop, I've owned one, it's just too delicate. ﻿
one question: Why is he dancing?﻿
Go back to School﻿
OMG MATTHEW INMAN AH﻿
"I'm making TOAST!" - Dr. Membrane ﻿
That is too funny!﻿
Remember it's not the volts but the current that is dangerous.﻿
but which kernel? I enjoy ubuntu.﻿
Why is he jumping around like that?﻿
How the hell did your friend get her hands on a Tesla cannon?﻿
Did that hurt? lol﻿
Yeah I'm shaking.﻿
Good lord. ﻿
really funny..~~﻿
People like you shouldn't skip the physics class.﻿
Looks like fun.﻿
**need gun﻿
omg they found how to make electricity useless and not fatal to humans DANCE!﻿
While the current is non existent on these things, its still not a great idea to let yourself get hit by those streamers. You can still slightly cook your skin.﻿
I want one of those. I don't know what I'd do with it, but i want one. ﻿
That's just coolness :)﻿
You've got to do it in the dark, guys.... ﻿
LINUX SUPREMACY﻿
Matt is slowly becoming redder as he is zapped.﻿
I wonder how much of that was voluntary.﻿
You obviously don't know a lot about OS'es or computers if you use the term 'windows hardware'.﻿
Some people say this would kill you but its not the volts that kill you its the amps and he should of at least flinched that would hurt i was shocked by 100 volts and that kind od hurt﻿
Accuses someone of being a fanboy. Is a fanboy,﻿
now make it smaller and with more range and we have a tesla gun ﻿
Took me a second to get that :D﻿
how it feels to chew 5 gum﻿
I have perfect pitch, that was a D﻿
This is probably the best video on the Internet.﻿
This gun remind me the gun in GTA 2 ^^﻿
This just opened a box of other bad ideas I have seen in cartoons that I want to try...﻿
tURN THE LIGHTS OFF LOL﻿
I want one of those guns﻿
What's﻿
Oh. They're both matt. Sorry I had a shit-4-brain moment there.﻿
great friend ............ you have something good to the wold .. (mundo)﻿
Gonna have to do it again - in the dark this time! :-D﻿
seems like FRIENDSHIP in mortal kombat :D﻿