The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote in little_details,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective

Lightning jar

Help me out - isn't a "lightning jar" a kind of home-made device to store electricity in? Or to create electricity? Or both? I'm fairly sure I head one of the Mythbusters use that term once... they were trying to make just such a device using PVC pipe. It didn't work well, but I'm sure that's the term. But no matter where online I look it up, I keep coming up with some brand of home canning jars from the 1930s, but not any results for what I'm looking for. Not even on or or wikipedia.

I'm right, right? Please someone else tell me they've heard of this device.

Edit: Thanks everyone! "Leyden jar," eh?
Tags: ~science (misc)

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