Inventor Shoots 500,000 Volts of Electricity down His Body
    2009-04-24 11:33:07     Agencies      Web Editor: Zhang Zhang
 

Peter Terren shoots 500,000 volts of electricity down his body. [Photo: Sina.com]

A daredevil inventor has created a shocking new image of Rodin's 'The Thinker' - by shooting 500,000 volts of electricity down his body as he sat in the pose.

Using a home-built Tesla coil pieced together from junk and bits from hardware stores, Peter Terren risked his life to make the electrifying image.

He was also only protected from painful death by electrocution by a layer of cheap builders' foil.

Terren is from Bunbury, Western Australia. His previous Tesla experiments have seen him wrapped in a Faraday cage - like a see-through robot.

Peter's face was protected by a mask made of fine strands of stainless steel and his 'safety suit' consisted of a wrapping of builders' insulating foil. A wig covered up a foil headcap.

The electricity fired from the Tesla rod, which is passed over him in a semi-circle, can then pass down the foil suit and safely out to the earth through his foot.

(Source: Dailymail.co.uk)

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