Should a Person Touch 200,000 Volts? A Van de Graaff generator experiment!

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Jake Taylor : And the flash was born

Namjoonie's Expensive Girl : Why am I not dead? I ask myself the same question.

B.W.S.K. : Should a person touch 200000 volts? Depends on the person - I have a list of people who should...

Zangetsu999999 : I wish I had a teacher like this guy.

Angelo IV : that class seems fun... until they take the exam

IJN Yamato : Not gonna lie, when he put his right hand on it and went "boo!" I jumped out of my seat

EruditeWho : I swear someone said "A Pokemon move." When he asked what a Lightning Rod was.

Julian George : these high school kids still scream when the lights are turned off :P

Simba916k : The science teacher we all wish we had..

Mystic Moose : if i had a teacher like this in high school i would probably have invented teleportation by now

AmateurYoutuber : This guy is amazing. Only teacher I've seen in my entire life that doesn't make me sleep. I always had problems with electricity chapter in 6th grade because our teacher would never explain us stuff. Now all that mystery I had is gone because I watched an 8 minute video. Amazing.

joey serenko : I thought touching electricity hertz

jacob mitchell : this guy is an awesome teacher! i already knew all this but the way he was teaching was very entertaining so I watched it anyway.

bahaaldin hmeidan : Wish he had online classes

Mau365PP : I can't understand how 120V can create enough current to kill a person and in this demo 200,000V don't (I'm not dissapointed, don't get me wrong haha). But I'm confused since the resistance would be the same and ohm's law says V=IR. If R remains the same then when you increase V, I (current) should increase aswell, right?? Can anyone explain?? Is it because the kind of current?? (You know, AC and DC)

Sterlingjob : This is a shocking video, I'm just totally stunned at the quality and content

TheGreatSheikh : There's clearly something good about this guy since I watched the whole video without getting bored

Nicolas Fernandez : I couldnt understand the reason why he is not dead

Mind Over Modder : Man I bet the students were amped for this lesson........Man, watt am I doing with my life...

RobbieFPV : That teacher is awesome. I knew everything in the video already but I still very much enjoyed watching it. +1

Playboiiamoud : Its funny because today i was in the front row and while he was doing this everyone said hey, its not on! and he said i know its not on 😂 crazy how he said the same thing 5 years later

connor nicholls : I would love him as my science teacher

PaulyM856 : If our education system was like this all across the U.S., we might actually pass other countries in graduation rates. We need a BETTER PLAN and even MORE PASSIONATE teachers!!! I can't stress passion enough. If more teachers were in it for the education of this country's future than their salary, we'd be much better off. Thoughts?

samsoulee : That's some good teaching !!!!!

nygeek64 : Wow this teacher is amazing..

aZa : awesome! i wish i had a teacher like him :)

Tony nilsson : began my journey about 5 hours ago with some speedway. i saw a guy trying to break glass, i saw some guys shoot nails from a shotgun and now this. this has been an interesting night with youtube.

Presley Carpenter : itd be such a different society if teachers were more interesting like this more people would be inpired

Creole : most of the comments are about how they wish this guy was their teacher. i wish he was my teacher too

Walwalkn Wewnrkl : If I had such a teacher in high school, I would've been a physicist today..

Lukemeister : Wow, this video really jolted me awake. I love his spark of creativity!

TheGentleUncle : How was the current so low? Isn't it like connecting a human load on a 200.000 V source? Wouldn't the current occur through Ohm's "law"?

Anony Mous : Truthfully I didn't learn anything until the end. I thought a lightning rod was supposed to provide something for the lightning to physically strike and follow all the way to ground without going through one's house and potentially electrocuting someone and/or starting a fire. I had no idea it diffused the charge in the immediate area to prevent a strike in the first place.

supaH : I finally have a reason to watch youtube videos over going to school.

Joseph De Mello : So I should have a lightning rod at my house?

Kushothe : 120V? We have twice that in Europe.

SwafflesYT : He's really good at teaching this stuff.

Ten Craziest : one of the few good prices of content on youtube

Aaditya Acharya : I need a phy teacher like him!

Edward Deaney : Do people not understand voltage? You can't have a single point which has zero volts; voltage measures potential difference, which is a relative term not an absolute one. The reason he is 'at 200,000 volts' is just because his charge state is higher than the ground's by a certain amount, not because he is at a level. He could be have a PD of 200,000V from the ground, but if he touched something that had a PD of 100,000V from the ground, he would only have a PD of 100,000.

Rami : This is more funny than being educational

Nic Wilson : That is not 200,000 :p

The Dapper Llama : Wow, this dude is a great teacher! I actually learned quite a bit.

Lelle _123 : I wish I had good teachers...

Nathan Brown : Now touch something that is 30 volts and 200,000 amps. Lol

wardstone1 : What a great teacher..

Info Geek : awesome..wish India had such professors

ryanhayn : If his body has a given resistance of say 10k ohms, then 200,000V / 10,000 ohms = 20 amps. 20 amps should kill him. What's limiting the current?

Dadycoool : I participated in a Van de Graaff demonstration when I was 10 at a Science Camp. There were two of us up there: me and a girl. She was touching the generator and I was holding a fluorescent light. It was pretty cool, and when I looked at the girl, her hair was sticking up spectacularly. Much more entertaining than seeing this instructor's hair.

99 Peons : even though it's all justified scientifically, he's a pretty brave dude for doing all that lol I wouldn't