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This potato will light you a cigarette
posted April 10 2011 19:56.05 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is an interesting experiment which is simple and easy to do in your kitchen, and yet is still quite impressive. Cut a potato in half. From one half, remove about a tea-spoon from the center, put some salt and toothpaste and mix it well. On the other half, make 2 holes and put 2 wires through. Close the potato with 2 toothpicks and let is act for 5 minutes. Then put some cotton on one end of the wires, and approach the other wire to the cotton. A spark will be generated that will put the cotton on fire!

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  • At 11 April 2011, 8:15:50 user Panagiotis wrote:   [reply @ Panagiotis]
    • Yes amazing indeed!!!!

  • At 11 April 2011, 5:34:06 user Kammenos wrote:   [reply @ Kammenos]
    • cool isn't it? it generates electricity (i assume) and then sparks to light the cotton

  • At 10 April 2011, 22:37:52 user Panagiotis wrote:   [reply @ Panagiotis]
    • Oh my God!How is this happening?

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