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DIY Halloween – Simply Weird :: Glowing Pickles

DIY Halloween – Simply Weird :: Glowing Pickles

Something a little weird to start your week. Yes I know this is not too scary but it does make a great great prop for the Mad Scientist lab in your garage. Check out how to make a Pickle Glow here.

Usual warnings with something like, don’t just attempt something you see on the internet without knowing what you are doing.

DIY Pickle Light.

6 thoughts on “DIY Halloween – Simply Weird :: Glowing Pickles

  1. Jonathan-Peterson says:

    I hate the trends towards making science so safe that baking soda and vinegar is as hardcore as it gets and I’m all about electrocuting pickles.

    But kids are doing to want to touch the glowing pickle and it’s carrying household current through bare wires. If you’re going to make it kid friendly you need to enclose it just as you would a electrical outlet.

    A chandelier of glowing, smoking, dripping, humming electrified pickles might make really nice haunted house light fixture.

  2. Frodrick Fronkensteen says:

    They all laughed, called my Ideas insane, but I proved to all that the hidden mysteries of nature will be exposed if we but replace the pickle with an unnatural contrivance built by Man. It’s the Pickle which should Never have Been: the ARTIFICIAL TRANSPARENT PICKLE.

    Obtain a quantity of powdered agar sufficient for the task. Employ a narrow tall glass well greased, and cast a cylindrical agar block including a quantity of NaCl added to the mix. Carve it if desired into a rude pickle shape (ouch! ouch!)

    Thrust into the Transparent Pickle your 120Vac nails, and be rewarded with a light show the nature of which is clearly obvious to all Informed observers.

    The Glowing Pickle experiment turns out to comprise an animated demonstration of… Electric Discharge Machining (EDM.) Muhuhuha ha ha haaaaaa!!!!!!

    Replace the NaCl with stronitum nitrate in order to convert the Sodium yellow discharge display into Strontium’s magenta.

  3. CHAD says:

    I am horrified that this article was posted without a huge warning. This is not safe and is potentaily harmful to you, and your electrical system. I would not recommend anyone trying this without a strong understanding of electricity. a barefooted child that touches this could glow too, if you catch my drift.

    On a lighter note, this is the easiest and most dangerous way to cook a hot dog in your dorm room.

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