Burning Stuff With the Power of the Sun Never Ever Gets Old

By Casey Chan on at

You know as a kid when you used to use a magnifying glass and the Sun to burn ants? This is basically that, but more awesome (and less gruesome!). Using the screen of an old big screen TV, Grant Thompson was able to create a 1.2m magnifying lens that could melt a stack of pennies, burst a glass bottle, cook food, burn pretty much anything, and more. Your childhood self would be so amazed at the power of the Sun. Hell, your adult self is pretty amazed too. [Grant Thompson via The Awesomer]