So here’s what I’m reading about today: Lichtenberg figures.
I never realised that when they’re left on people, as scars resulting from lightning strikes, they’re also known as “lightning flowers”.
Seems pretty apt, really: utterly terrifying… but somehow incredibly beautiful.
Posted by loummorgan on August 14, 2012
So I guess I’m not the only one who likes the Tesla coils. They are pretty impressive.
A couple more hits from the sparkbox: the first is the lab scene from “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” which I saw recently – it’s fun. It’s not necessarily good, but I liked it anyway.
(If you’re the type who follows such things, it features Nicolas Cage’s 3rd most improbable hairdo to date, sliding neatly in behind “Con Air” at number two, but coming nowhere near “Ghost Rider“, which is so firmly entrenched in the number one spot I don’t think anything’s ever going to shift it. Not even Nair. This one’s nowhere near as bad, but it’s, well… peculiar. And topped off with a hat–which actually seems to work. Maybe it’s magic?).
So. Yes. Watch it: you’ll like it. Where was I? Oh, yes: the coils are playing OneRepublic’s “Secrets”, so it had me at hello. Metaphorically speaking.
And on the subject of improbable hair (and even more improbable accents) the man himself even turns up in “The Prestige“. Alright, he’s David Bowie, but who’s arguing…?
If anyone has any more Tesla-centric movie moments, I’d love to know. Because I’m a geek – but we knew that already.
Posted by loummorgan on January 5, 2011