"put a cubic foot of styrofoam peanuts on top of a tesla coil and they'll stick to the walls for 15 minutes"
"put an unzipped bean-bag chair on top of a tesla coil and you'll be finding the tiny styrofoam balls for the next 5 years"
Then Tesla alerted his mechanic, Czito, to open the switch for only one second. The secondary coil began to sparkle and crack and an eerie blue corona formed in the air around it. Satisfied with the result, Tesla ordered Czito to close the switch until told to cease. Huge arcs of blue electricity snaked up and down the center coil. Bolts of man-made lightning more than a hundred feet in length shot out from the mast atop the station. Tesla's experiment burned out the dynamo at the El Paso Electric Company and the entire city lost power.
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