Sunday, September 9, 2007

Electrocuting Barbie

Best Science Project EVER

Young jesseratfink is a girl out of my own twisted heart.

She writes:


Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Fair Project!

This is a science fair project that I did in middle school and completely disgusted the entire female staff of Benton Middle. The purpose of this project is to show how the electric chair works and discuss basic electricity - currents and conductivity.

This is perhaps not the most politically correct science fair project, but it definitely gets attention. And although it is more based on presentation than science, most people find it very interesting to learn how an electric chair works. :D

[She goes on...]

Step 5 Now, strap your Barbie into the chair.

You'll want to make sure she's dressed and her head has been shaved, as well! We want this to be accurate.


Now the electric chair has been phased out for the most part. As of writing this instructable, Nebraska is the only state left that uses the electric chair as its primary means of execution. Other states still offer the chair, but prefer to use lethal injection. This is most likely the result of many botched executions. There have been several cases in which an electric chair has severely burned and bloodied the condemned. Men have withstood the one round of voltage and suffered until they died during the second. The numerous horror stories far overshadow the properly carried out executions!
A liberal! She's a liberal.

Hee hee.

What were your favorite science/school projects? Freak out anyone?

Hat tip: Boing Boing.