Notice that his hand is always under the table when he lights the second candle or blows it out. There is something under the table, but I don't know how it connects with what's on top. I suspect there is something embedded in those candles. He seems to be "searching" a bit with the nails, especially on the first one.
Also, notice the camera cuts in for a closeup of him rubbing the magnet, and the angle hides any wires that may be behind the candles.
*sticks nails in candles, lifting them up and showing all sides of the candle so we can see there was no tampering *cuts to a closeup of rubbing the magnet *wide shot now, where we never see the back of the candles again. * Lights candle with right hand * sticks right hand under table * lights candle with left hand
I did notice his left hand under the table for the motor experiement while his right lit the candles
[This message has been edited by SteveFehr (edited 02-16-2007).]
last time I checked wax was an insulator. rubbing a nail a couple of times makes a magnet not. Try 20 or 30 go long strokes. Light 1 candle and there is nothing stick your hand under desck and light 2nd an the light comes on full brightness. Even if this rig did make power would it not fluctuate with the candles.
OK, here's my stab at it. We never saw the bottom of the candles. Notice that he kept the candles on the darker section of the wood. Conductive coating??? What would happen if you poured a candle around a thermocouple? One lead could go to foil on the bottom, the other to foil around the cylinder. Nail punctures outer foil, 1st thermocouple at wick, down to foil touching conductive surface. The 2nd TC would be reversed polarity so the voltages would add when both were heated.
Or what about two candles formed around D batteries and closes on rise thermal switches at the wick???
I never gave it alot of thought but if one thermocouple can power a main gas valve,two in series can probably light small lamps and run small motors. Joe