Tesla Coils: Nope, Not Even Once

I'm sure guys have all heard of the mad genius Nikola Tesla.  He gave us some legit inventions like alternating current and also ideas about wireless electricity and other stuff that the government supposedly suppressed.  Tesla went on record saying something about "The world can only tolerate one life-changing invention per generation," but I'm pretty sure his inventions were responsible for all of the events of that Stephen King movie The Mist.

Seriously, tell me this isn't straight out of an H. P. Lovecraft story:

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Come on, bro. We all saw The Prestige. GTFO.

That picture is from 1900 from Tesla's Colorado Springs laboratory just before Cthulu busted through into our universe.  So why am I even showing you this?  Because it turns out you can make music with it!  I'm not going to get into all of the science behind it.  Wikipedia has me covered.  What I will do is show you a video of some knucklehead playing the Mario Bros theme song though.

That doesn't look very safe.  I bet those guys got grounded.  Sure, they said.  It's just run-of-the-mill electricity, they said.  It's just "plasma filaments."  WTF bro.  Looks like inter-dimensional tentacles to me.  What do I know, though.  I'm no rocket surgeon.

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Like the equally crazy Theremin, the plans to build one of these are out there on the web in full detail.  Just don't blame me when some cosmic dragon "eats" your car.