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[Dec. 30th, 2015|06:44 pm]

Video demonstrating that graphite conducts electricity.

[User Picture]From: _tove
2015-12-31 09:21 pm (UTC)
Awww, thought it was gonna be this one: https://vimeo.com/13059914 :P
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2015-12-31 09:50 pm (UTC)
Hmm video not loading for me, but I get a title of "Pencil Fire".
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[User Picture]From: _tove
2016-01-01 06:21 pm (UTC)
The visual is of a pencil, sharpened at both ends, with electrical leads clipped to the lead. It sits there for about a minute, then starts smoking slightly; the paint starts bubbling; it bursts into flame; the burning wood peels back to reveal the graphite, which is glowing and distorted; the wood falls off the graphite and starts to cool down. Very pretty.
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