OT: Hotdog cooker links

Bryan Pope bpope at wordstock.com
Tue Aug 22 16:32:50 CDT 2006

And thusly were the wise words spake by Tom Peters
> I built a hot dog cooker when I was 9, consisting of a small piece of pine 
> (1x4 nominal), two nails, and a line-cord connected to 110VAC mains. It was 
> based on an idea I saw in a book somewhere. My dad was absolutely sure it 
> wouldn't work. It did. We disassembled it right after using it because of 
> the hazards of exposed line voltage and two pointy things sticking up.
> Those were the days.

I wonder what would happen if you did the same thing for a hamburger, 
but instead of two nail use a flat round piece of metal...  Would you 
get a capacitive effect?



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