Watch These Guys Blow Up a Watermelon with 20,000 Joules of Energy

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Ever wondered what would happen if a lightning bolt struck a watermelon?

The Backyard Scientist pumped 20,000 joules of energy into a watermelon. They used four capacitors, rated at 20kV and 25uf each. Their plan was to simulate the effects of a lightning bolt striking a watermelon.

And this is what they saw...

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