4Make Levitation a Reality
If we said you could build your own levitating ion drive, you would probably call us dirty, lying bastards. However, thanks to YouTube, we can assure you it's quite possible and it's relatively easy--although somewhat of a let down if you were imagining turning your car into a landspeeder from Star Wars.
Surprisingly, all you need is a power source, some wires, a light frame and some foil. Wikipedia actually explains how to build one, and a trip to the hobby store should cost you less than 20 bucks. Imagine the chicks that will line up to see your awesome levitating foil (of death. More on that in a bit)
The design of the ionocraft, as they are called by people who rarely touch boobs, causes an electric field that ionizes the air around it, and pushes it downward, lifting the frame. Remember the death mentioned above? Well, believe it or not, this is more dangerous than the pickle.
It's like magic! And kind of dorky.
Not only is there omnipresent risk of being electrocuted to death, but you don't want to breathe too much around your little anti-gravity device. The ionic discharge that lifts the craft is ozone, which can fuck up your day. There is also the apparent risk of an arc at any given moment, which will turn your little flying machine into an unpredictable, floating Tesla coil. Which will then kill you.
3Make a Thunderstorm In Your Microwave
Everyone knows that if you put metal in a microwave, fun happens. Awesome, face-burning fun. What many of us don't know is that there are many objects that, when put in a microwave, bring you one step closer to home-brewing your own plasma weapons.
Those "eye of the storm" gadgets from Spencer's Gifts and other stores that sell birthday cards with fat naked women are pretty cool, but what if there was a way to make them cooler? And by cooler, we mean really dangerous and possibly destructive?
Just put the ball in the microwave, turn it on and wait for extremely dangerous awesome to occur.
The plasma ball works normally by filling the inner ball with electricity, which then travels through neon or some other gas that glows to the outer globe and discharges. When you put your hand on it, you provide a conduit for the electricity. When you put it in the microwave, the microwaves create "holy fuck" levels of electricity which then goes batshit.
You might want to note that the video mentions that they took out three microwaves before this successful try, so, you know, make sure you have alternate means for heating burritos.