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

by Matt Harding • 423,348 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.

Amps are what kills. Not volts. Think of electricity as water. Volts are how fast the current flows, amps is how much there is.
Enough of either will kill you, saying it's only amps that kill is kinda silly. Amps make the biggest difference because it does a better job at penetrating our skin. 
I always thought that Matthew Inman (AKA The Oatmeal) was fat... I'm disappointed.
He runs marathons. You should read his comic "The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances"
+Adam Cantor I've read it, but even in that comic he's fat.
Hahaha next time do it with the lights out!
DO IT IN THE DARK!
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...
Matthew Inman is nowhere near the slovenly glob of a human being his cartoons would suggest.
Amperage not high enough to be dangerous.
+Maximilian Berger Alex just being honest there...
Proof that science is awesome.
you said it hurt, but how much ? like the battery on the tongue or more painful ?
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.
Best Halloween prop ever! This will insure your kid gets first choice candy selection priority.
Why do u even have that......xD
The number of awesome Matt's in this world is two damn high!
Got better dance moves than me
10,000 volts was enough to deter the T. Rex in Jurassic Park. Where the Hell is Matt is one tough SOB.
I need that electric spacecannon.
Romit Heerani Shared on Google+ · 7 months ago
+Ayush Jain let's build this before that other thing :D
Explain the physical principle ?
How can I do this at home?
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.
Paul Drinnon Shared on Google+ · 1 year ago
Darn right it hurt Where the Hell is Matt takes 10,000 volts for science.
'Tis better to give than receive, donchya know?
+Paul Miskinis +Annette Proctor metal rod in his hand, helping ease the burden, and the wooden floor to insulate him... i think the dancing was just to prevent his heart from racing faster than his body needed, as a defibrillator is only about 1000 volts. that, and i'm sure 10k volts would make you a little twitchy
Tesla and Matt(squared!) WOOT!!!
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).
That's what Matt looks like? I expected way different lol
Yeah it's awesome. :D And no I don't. I'm more of a PC gamer personally. :'(
Could this Matt guy's dance be anymore obnoxious??
Oh cool! I love both of you guys
FAKE! He would obviously be vaporized by a ray gun that big, not dance. ;3
This is probably the best video on the Internet.
First; "your" should be "you're". And do you watch movies with all the lights on? After all, you can still see the screen okay, right? :P
This just opened a box of other bad ideas I have seen in cartoons that I want to try...
well well well... now we only need to scale this up for my tesla troopers. bwhahahwbaha
Tesla is my hero! And whoever says this is fake is not very intelligent..
People like you shouldn't skip the physics class.
... You do know I was joking? Which is why I had the wink at the end.
The current release of Ubuntu is over bloated, but i really like XUbuntu atm.
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
Remember it's not the volts but the current that is dangerous.
Should I leak the plans to the internet? Would anyone bother to even make one?
Where on earth do i get one of those guns, because i really really and i mean i really want one!
I laugh in your general direction because I made that gun and dozens more like it... "Bring me my lightning gun! It's the one that says BAD MOTHERF***ER".
oh.. I see... I thought he was dancing because of the pain, but that's a weird dance :D.. thanks
Everybody who knows who was Nikola Tesla and what he done for this world and who knows just a little about voltage, current... they know that this is true.
Unless you get a hackintosh and the write custom drivers for it or get some from the internet, then you can have any operating system you want including OSX. But god knows why anyone would want to do that.
great friend ............ you have something good to the wold .. (mundo)
one question: Why is he dancing?
Post a picture of your left arm after this treatment ;).
I totally want one of those motherfuckers for Christmas...
I wonder how much of that was voluntary.
wait wouldn't you be on the floor and on fire?
i thought tesla coil was harmless electricity in the air, i member some guy holding a light bulb and saying it's completely painless... is it cause ur that close?
You're a brave man, dear Matt! :)
Here's an idea - TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! LOL
Thanks for the calm reaction. I guess I have grown not to expect one, maybe the expectation of every YouTube commented to be an ass has made me one. Sorry about that. Also, *reply.
You sound so enthused at the beginning of this clip.
Just search for "Where the hell his Matt?" and you will understand.
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.
Next time do it with the lights off.
now make it smaller and with more range and we have a tesla gun
@RalbongStudios hah its funny cuz u totally will xD
jajajajaja, se ha encendido la bombilla y todo
Gonna have to do it again - in the dark this time! :-D
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