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Dr Megavolt!

Austin Richards has a Ph.D. in particle physics and has been building Tesla coils since the early 80s. Calling himself Dr Megavolt, he wowed audiences Burning Man since hi debut show in 1998. Fast-forward several years to 2009, with his stainless steel knitted mesh suit and a Tesla coil capable of producing 200 000 volts, the good doctor gives another electrifying performance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Check it out below.

[via Wired | image credit: Exploratorium]