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HOW TO – Theater Effects: Lacerations

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It’s not Halloween yet, but this is a good Instructable to bookmark for making gruesome cuts – Link.

8 thoughts on “HOW TO – Theater Effects: Lacerations

  1. I’m going to have to call shenanigans on that blog.

    From the outlandish explanation of the “levitating screw” to the rest of the posts on the website (referring to a material rather than an object as sharp, molybdenum as an alloy instead of an element, and sunsets only occuring after the industrial revolution) it seems this guy knows just enough about science to be convincing.

    If you want a real levitation trick, try dropping really strong neodymium magnet down a copper pipe or onto a thick copper plate, it’ll noticeably slow. Cooling it in liquid nitrogen makes it even more pronounced.

  2. Can anyone confirm that this works?

    The explanation raises a few red flags, as does the site that this comes from. Among other things, a previous entry states that molybdenum is an alloy (!) “made with cobalt, titanium, and bismuth.”

  3. I’m callin’ B-S on this one. The screw looks (in the video) like it’s dangling from a fishing line. No usefull amount of electricity can flow through that wire, since it’s one wire. No closed ciruit. And the site is full of howlers like “Camels were produced by crossbreading Rhinocerous’ and Horses” WHAT??? “Scientists bielive there life on venus, under the rocks” WHAT?? This guy just want to see how much you’ll swallow before you ask for a doughnut.

  4. in china i bought a toy where you spin a spinning top on a piece of clear plastic on a base made of strong magnets. you would lift the (magnetic) spinning top up with the plastic and it would levitate when you took it away. too bad they would not let me take it on the airplane because it was very magnetic

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