Sunday, January 08, 2006
Anvils, Danger, and Questions
A couple of questions for readers:
1. I'm really interested in hearing from you if you've witnessed or participated in anvil firings. Please comment and share your experiences.
A message I received from a reader on the previous post raises an important point -- whoosh, boom, and splat activities can be dangerous, and you can't trust everything you read on the Internet. (The above pic comes from blackiron.us, which has a lot of good generic anvil info.)
2. Many of the posts here relate to experiences that are certainly dangerous when done incorrectly and may be dangerous even when they are done correctly (see previous post regarding the Bird-Man suit).
Skydivers, I assume, risk death every time they jump. Making your own high powered rocket engine is by most accounts, extremely hazardous. Big tesla coils require big,highly dangerous capacitors to work. Yet people do and make these things all the time.
What's the most dangerous science or technology related thing you've ever built ? I'd love to hear about it!