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The Rubens' Tube: Physics + Fire = Awesome!


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Physics can be fun if you don't have to take a test.  The scientific principles behind the Rubens' Tube (showing standing waves) involved in this demonstration are explained at Wikipedia, but are more dramatically illustrated in the video.

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Surprised that bands haven't adapted this on the edges of stages.

On a geekier side, the flame oscilloscope was invented way back in 1862:
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15 years ago I play heavy metal in a basement, and when the drummer (Francisco Dramis) hit his snare drum the flames on a kerosene heater go wild and rise so much.
Are the same Principles?
Hace 15 aƱos tocaba Heavy Metal en un sotano y cuando el baterista golpeaba su tambor las llamas de una estufa a querosen se enloquecian y elevaban mucho...
Es por los mismos principios?
Sorry for my english...
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Discovered this about 20 years ago. I found that the proper pure feedback tone from my guitar could extinguish the kerosene heater I had lit on the other side of the living room.

It was quite the parlor trick to perform for visiting friends who hadn't seen it before.
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