Plasma balls are every child’s dream and almost every one of us has once dreamed of being able to manipulate electricity and be the best superhero that the world will ever know. Unfortunately, superheroes don’t always show up. However, you can still be one with a plasma ball!
Below I will tell you 10 things about plasma balls that no one talks about but you’ve probably seen or heard some before. Here we go!
1. Invented by Nikola Tesla
Nikola is a groundbreaking inventor is very known for his works in electricity. While experimenting with high-frequency electric currents in a glass vacuum tube, he has successfully produced electricity which now resembles a plasma ball.
Although Tesla has invented the mechanism of how plasma balls work, William P. Parker was the one who invented the modern design of plasma balls. Though it wasn’t intentional, as with Tesla, he accidentally invented the modern plasma ball.
2. One of the Most Famous School Experiments
Schools have been integrating fun and science on their curriculums to make learning fun and easier for students. That’s why a lot of schools have been innovating to provide the best science projects for their students. And the plasma ball is one of them.
There are multiple sources online that cites how to create plasma balls step-by-step and with a guide from professionals. Though possible, experimenting with plasma balls as with any other experiments should be done under strict safety regulations.
3. It Can Power Up External Electronics
Since plasma balls let go of electricity inside an isolated sphere, it can simply power up electronics that come in contact with it. You’ll be surprised at how many gadgets a plasma ball can power up without even touching the ball on some.
One of these is lighting up a fluorescent tube or a small light bulb when drawn near the plasma ball. This is one of the most dangerous and fun experiments that you can do on a plasma ball.