A pinhole 3rd degree burn - Journal of Omnifarious
Feb. 5th, 2008
03:10 pm - A pinhole 3rd degree burn
I just got a pinhole 3rd degree burn on my fingers from one of those eye-of-the-storm plasma lamps. I noticed that if you put a piece of chocolate wrapped in foil on the lamp that the movement of the tendrils of plasma was not strongly affected. But if you then touched the chocolate it would act like it does when your finger touches the lamp. All the tendrils of plasma would converge on the chocolate.
Then I noticed that if I pulled my finger away slowly that it hurt very slightly. I experimented with this a bit, and then when I looked at my finger I noticed a pinhole sized spot that was charred. Oops.
Now the tip of my finger feels very slightly odd.
I'm rather amused by this.
I need a user icon involving Ben Franklin, a kite, a key and some lightning. :-)