Making Cold Light From Crystals

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  • Martin Trainor
    Martin Trainor10 ай бұрын

    Many years ago (1981), I was winter camping in the Welsh mountains. I'd brought along some Kendal Mint Cake. This is mostly sugar. I thought I was hallucinating when I saw light each time I broke a piece off. The air temperature was around -5 c. This video explains what I was seeing. Thank you.

  • Mike Who Cheese Harry

    Mike Who Cheese Harry

    6 күн бұрын

    I’ve heard when someone is on crystal meth, they light up the whole room.

  • Eric Maher

    Eric Maher

    6 күн бұрын

    Good ol’ days of camping without internet

  • nautilus956


    7 күн бұрын

    That’s actually from the mint breaking apart. Do it with spearmint lifesavers in the dark, chew with your mouth open ☺️

  • James Sparkman

    James Sparkman

    8 күн бұрын

    @SnookerWither I bet these things would come pretty handy in the Arctic, you know cause of climate change

  • Erin Spangler - How to Find Happiness

    Erin Spangler - How to Find Happiness

    9 күн бұрын

    Wintergreen lifesaver mints also do it! In high altitudes not low ones. The nitrogen in the high altitudes creates sparks. We call it Sparky in the Darky up at Camp Menzies in California.

  • Christian McKee
    Christian McKee10 ай бұрын

    You should have had the lights off when you crushed the quartz in the hydraulic press. That would have been so cool! Great video as always :D

  • Victoria Cannaday

    Victoria Cannaday

    16 сағат бұрын

    I was so bummed out that he didn’t turn the lights off! I was yelling to him through the video ,”turn off the lights, off with the lights, LIGHTS OFF, LIGHTS OFF!! “ 😅 Oh well next time. 😂



    2 күн бұрын

    Imagine the light show ! Probably on next video!

  • Richard Harding

    Richard Harding

    2 күн бұрын

    He really missed a potentially awesome shot there.

  • Joe C

    Joe C

    9 күн бұрын

    What if you added alittle water to rinse the dust off

  • Rose Petals

    Rose Petals

    12 күн бұрын


  • sirbooner
    sirbooner10 ай бұрын

    As a rockhound, I appreciate this knowledge. I knew quartz was piezoelectric, but didn't know a great way to exemplify it.

  • K.L. Manring

    K.L. Manring

    21 күн бұрын

    I'm a rockhound too. I've learned more in this short video than I have in all my years of reading about them!

  • Dark Madder

    Dark Madder

    9 ай бұрын

    He's a great teacher!

  • KatanaBart


    9 ай бұрын

    Had the same thought. Would this experiment be any better if the bottle was filled with a noble gas, like neon (or argon etc?)

  • Seve Garza
    Seve Garza10 ай бұрын

    Love the video, but it’s a crime against science that you didn’t film the crushing of the crystal in a dark room.

  • MetaMeme
    MetaMeme10 ай бұрын

    Would have been cool to use the hydraulic press in the dark. Imagine that it would be quite a light show.

  • MetaMeme


    8 ай бұрын

    @10RexTheWolf01 It's explained at the start of the video. The light is created as a result of triboluminescence, which happens as a result of a crystalline structure breaking. It would definitely happen under the mechanical press. You can find videos of people chewing on lifesavers in the dark and getting a similar result.

  • 10RexTheWolf01


    8 ай бұрын

    Isn't the light from friction (rubbing against each other)? Simply pressing it doesn't cause friction.

  • Robin


    9 ай бұрын

    Won't happen

  • Dark Madder

    Dark Madder

    9 ай бұрын

    I know, right?!

  • Gary Vander Giessen

    Gary Vander Giessen

    9 ай бұрын

    EXACTLY what I was thinking!

  • AJHyland63
    AJHyland638 ай бұрын

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention sugar crystals. I remember as a soldier getting sugar in plastic single serve bags for tea or coffee. If you rub the bag between thumb and forefinger in the dark, you can see the same phenomenon.

  • Gregory K
    Gregory K10 ай бұрын

    i remember doing this when i was a kid, grabbed 2 small rocks and did this and it was so cool. Glad to know what it was now.

  • hahah


    9 ай бұрын

    Its called ✨The Spark✨

  • J Griffin
    J Griffin9 ай бұрын

    This is awesome, I was shown this light source some years ago by a rock collector who just sawed a round quartz rock in half on a wet saw. Rubbing the edge against the flat semi polished surface creates light. I've shown my wife and kids but I'm the only one that's still amazed by this....I like to geek out on stuff like this

  • The Hyperscientist
    The Hyperscientist10 ай бұрын

    Very interesting! I've always thought of triboluminescence to occur only with exotic chemicals (the channel Nurdrage has made a few videos regarding this) or very dimly with the tape. But now that I know you can just get quite intense triboluminescence with simple quartz, I might just pop over to Arkensas to get some 😁

  • Ignomoly


    20 күн бұрын

    I think they got some peeps watching all the "good" quartz...exotic quartz.



    9 ай бұрын

    @VIBaJ 16 I don't disagree.

  • VIBaJ 16

    VIBaJ 16

    9 ай бұрын

    @DANG JOS "clever" it's overdone



    10 ай бұрын

    @Don't Read My Profile Photo Clever way to try to get me to click on your channel. It's not gonna work though

  • cD


    10 ай бұрын

    @Don't Read My Profile Photo 🤡

  • Fuchsbaum
    Fuchsbaum10 ай бұрын

    I'm very sad that you had the light on during the hydraulic press part 😅 like that probably looked really cool in the dark

  • Lohit sai Ganta
    Lohit sai Ganta10 ай бұрын

    Action Lab never fails to impress us.

  • Goth Bosch Incarnate

    Goth Bosch Incarnate

    11 күн бұрын

    they failed with this video. science hats to investigate anything that contradicts thier pre-conceived notions.

  • Alexander Zangal

    Alexander Zangal

    10 ай бұрын

    As a geology enthusiast I want to die after watching that video

  • Janelle
    Janelle14 күн бұрын

    I discovered this years ago after I was told Australian Aboriginal shamans used clear quartz as a torch - I couldn't figure how this would work. When I rubbed two together I found the sparks were more internal in the crystal - however my crystals were smaller in diameter than those you have used. I wondered if a machine rubbed two together at a constant rate that perhaps they would "turn on" - light up like a bulb and stay alight?

  • Louw Claassens
    Louw Claassens10 ай бұрын

    I just ran outside to grab two pieces of rose quartz from a bag full I had outside. Woohoo! It worked! Wow!

  • Leo Greaves
    Leo Greaves10 ай бұрын

    @The Action Lab, you should do one about sonoluminescence, the phenomenon where bubbles popping somehow make a flash of light.

  • sqeekms
    sqeekms10 ай бұрын

    Imagine if everyone was as excited as you are about science? This world would be an awesome place 🙂

  • ᛋᛒᛖ‍ᚱᚫᛞᚻᛏ
    ᛋᛒᛖ‍ᚱᚫᛞᚻᛏ10 ай бұрын

    I was working years ago digging lakes and ponds for a new golf course in North Carolina and I dug *tons* of quartz crystals. Some of them were up to three feet in diameter. I wish I would have saved them but I didn't think they were worth anything, and it would have just been too much of a hassle as I was on an excavator and was too busy as well. I knew about their properties and uses but didn't know how I'd get them home too. Man that would have awesome to have a bunch though, especially the big ones. I wonder how much they sell for.

  • kent neumann

    kent neumann

    14 күн бұрын

    A piece of smokey quartz about 3 feet tall by a foot in diameter sold for $20,000 on that old travel channel show where they follow crystal miners as they dig them out of the rocky mountains.

  • sonarian tutorials

    sonarian tutorials

    8 ай бұрын

    Pretty sure some, large quartz sells for upwards of a few thousand dollars

  • Calvin


    9 ай бұрын

    Ay I live in NC 😎

  • Dylan Svresky
    Dylan Svresky9 ай бұрын

    You know every so often you run across something new that you’ve never seen in your entire life. Other than Flint I have never seen this done this is amazing. What a great video man!

  • Jace Daniel
    Jace Daniel9 ай бұрын

    Someday: "Hey everyone, today I'm going to be opening an inter-dimensional rift into a parallel alien world. That's right, I'm going to see if I can actually trigger an invasion of multidimensional monsters into our reality. First we'll need to synthesize element 115 using this particle accelerator I bought on ebay. Next I'll be using this homemade time-sword to slice through the seams of reality."

  • Old Navajo Tricks

    Old Navajo Tricks

    5 күн бұрын

    And remember, measure twice, cut once.

  • Jaron Brooks

    Jaron Brooks

    5 күн бұрын

    Don't you dare lol

  • K D

    K D

    5 күн бұрын

    This might be the best idea ive heard of in a long time

  • Liam Kelly

    Liam Kelly

    9 ай бұрын

    I for one, think that would make the world better, in a way.

  • George Grennan

    George Grennan

    9 ай бұрын

    Dr. Freeman...

  • youandi06
    youandi069 ай бұрын

    Man I love this channel and all the experiments you do. I am in my 30s and I am still soaking up all the information I can learn. I have a love for aviation, cars, the universe, and cool science like this

  • Light & Love
    Light & Love5 күн бұрын

    That actually made me sad to see the crystal get crushed. 😢 I love crystals. They are so special to so many people including myself. I have a nice collection that continues to grow and they are like family to me. This was super cool to see and I loved seeing the lights emitted from the friction.

  • K.L. Manring
    K.L. Manring21 күн бұрын

    I''ve collected crystals, gems, minerals, and rocks since the day I took my first steps. I have also been fascinated by crystals and was aware they held power or energy. Have delved into the esoteric properties of them but this video explains everything I wondered about so clearly! Now, I just want to know more!!!

  • AwareSoul
    AwareSoul10 ай бұрын

    Maybe they make it in such a way that the skin pulls in on two big pieces, so when they are being shaken, the rocks actually rub against each other emitting more light

  • julius-sumner-miller


    5 күн бұрын

    I was looking for a comment like this

  • Dominus


    9 ай бұрын

    he did not try medium sized pieces either

  • Incandescentiron
    Incandescentiron10 ай бұрын

    In high school I found a large piece of clear acrylic, about the size of a brick. In a dark room, I could smash a sugar cube and get it fairly bright flash from it. It worked great.

  • Quinton Murdock
    Quinton Murdock10 ай бұрын

    I live in the region where The Ute used to live and there are some areas with large amounts of perfectly sized quartz easily accessible on or near the surface so I definitly could understand them making stuff with them.

  • Morgana
    Morgana9 ай бұрын

    I used to work at a shop that made quartz rings that would act as fill material in a critical step when making semiconductors. They were around 12" in diameter and could cost as much as 5000 a part. They were also super hard, but brittle, and were this special quartz alloy of sorts. Machining them with diamond tooling was hard to do correctly. Whenever we'd scrap one we'd have to break it by throwing it into a bin. It was cool seeing them spark when they broke.

  • Ahn Kai

    Ahn Kai

    18 сағат бұрын

    Why would you "have to"?

  • Dogs are best
    Dogs are best9 ай бұрын

    You don't need to break them. They make light and elecitricty without them breaking, that's how piezoelectric ignitors (in cigarette lighters, bbq pit starters, etc) ignitors work, it hits them with a spring loaded hammer, but not hard enough to shatter them. There is a metal foil attached top and bottom, going to wires, where you want the electricity to go. They can make tens of thousands of volts! Edit: The BBQ ignitors are real useful tools! On old style christmas lights (pre-led), zap the prongs, and it makes them work again! Christmas lights have a little fuse at the bottom, to bypass a burned out bulb, but sometimes there isn't enough voltage to cause the breakdown. Zapping a few times with a piezo ignitor, with thousands of volts, is enough to blow holes through the material, so when you plug it back into mains, it can then work properly! A few other uses too!

  • Randall Hall
    Randall Hall10 ай бұрын

    I used a dremel tool and quartz grinding tip on a big chunk of quartz you can see the arc flying around inside the rock!

  • bunex-industries
    bunex-industries9 ай бұрын

    Hi, great video again ! Perhaps you could glue a big piece of quartz in the bottom of the bottle (+ several free medium-size pieces) ? It seems to me that when you shake the bottle, bits of quartz move "together or as a group" with a rather weak relative speed.

  • Overland One
    Overland One9 ай бұрын

    Why not try a door bell buzzer that has a striker hitting the bell at 60 times/second? You could epoxy one good sized crystal to the striker and replace the bell with another large crystal and...plug it in. Might be interesting to see how much light, if any, is emitted. Keep up the great work that you do.

  • David Dery
    David Dery10 ай бұрын

    Thank you once again for another great video. I Really appreciate you for what you do👍

  • Nishandh Mayiladan
    Nishandh Mayiladan9 ай бұрын

    Very interesting. Reminds of childhood experiences. We have a lot of it here in India (some specific pockets)

  • altejoh
    altejoh10 ай бұрын

    Also would love to see a follow up on this about why packing tap releases x-rays.

  • Get Sideways
    Get Sideways5 күн бұрын

    I like it how the subtitles call it "tribal luminescence" when you are talking about buffalo skin rattles, but quickly changes to proper triboluminescence after you are done with the rattles :)

  • SkepticTwilight
    SkepticTwilight9 ай бұрын

    One of the things I love collecting crystals of many kinds and especially quartz because of that lighting effect! c:

  • infinityiznow


    7 күн бұрын

    Petroleum quartz is uv reactive

  • Adric Me
    Adric Me10 ай бұрын

    You can do this with any translucent river rocks.. also would have been cool to see the press in the dark

  • ItsOkToBeRight
    ItsOkToBeRight16 күн бұрын

    Could you make the quartz glow using a transducer to make it vibrate or would a certain electrical frequency/voltage applied possibly make it glow?

  • Ivan Isakovic
    Ivan Isakovic10 ай бұрын

    This phenomenon actually a news to me. I'm curious now to test it myself. Thank you

  • Dean Lawson
    Dean Lawson8 ай бұрын

    What a fascinating video. I never knew this about triboluminesence of big quartz crystals. Very Cool!

  • Margaret Sherrod
    Margaret Sherrod5 күн бұрын

    Can’t believe you mentioned the scotch tape thing… It happened to me one night and I’ve been curious ever since. Well done.

  • Kristian Biltoft
    Kristian Biltoft9 ай бұрын

    I had those types of crystals as a kid. So fascinating

  • emobunny8
    emobunny89 ай бұрын

    I would think if you had a smaller container it would light up better! Definitely something I wanna try after watching!!

  • Filium
    Filium7 күн бұрын

    I would love to see a slow motion up close of this.

  • 2nd_place
    2nd_place9 ай бұрын

    Try using a spinning stick rattle. There might be more sliding motion vs random shaking motion.

  • Sue Kuan
    Sue Kuan6 ай бұрын

    There are 500 other rocks people look for fluorescent lights in various stoney places using special light (eg uv). Interested to see if they have other special properties.

  • ooltimu
    ooltimu10 ай бұрын

    I finally found out why envelopes emit blue glow when I open the sticky part. Thanks for this!

  • ooltimu


    9 ай бұрын

    @Judas The Pious for real what? Is it common knowledge?

  • Judas The Pious

    Judas The Pious

    9 ай бұрын

    what..? for real?

  • iB cHEEL
    iB cHEEL2 сағат бұрын

    Instead of crushing is into small pieces, I recommend breaking it into chunks. That way when you put it inside and shake them up they are in a tighter space and can therefore "rub" together easier. It's not going to be a continued source of light, like a flashlight, it's more like you can shake it up when you need to double check where your feet are going to fall.

  • johnny generic
    johnny generic9 ай бұрын

    When I was a kid in the 60s we would get sparks like this with pieces of granite. Worked great.

  • Lucius Chiaraviglio
    Lucius Chiaraviglio9 ай бұрын

    Should have tried to make the rattle out of the 2 original big quartz rocks. I know they wouldn't fit in a plastic water bottle, but they would have probably worked better if you did get something for them to fit into (like a larger version of the plastic lidded container shown later).

  • thedrunkdeity
    thedrunkdeity10 ай бұрын

    I found this channel way back when you did your first hydraulic press video. I'd love to see the series come back.

  • thedrunkdeity


    9 күн бұрын

    @Jim Davis then you'd like my channel

  • Jim Davis

    Jim Davis

    9 күн бұрын

    You can also see triboluminescence light by chewing on Wintergreen Lifesaver mints while looking at a mirror in a dark room!😊

  • USMC0311SGT
    USMC0311SGT9 ай бұрын

    Just did this with a couple from my collection for my boy and his buddy that is spending the night. We loved it! Thanks!

  • Puss The Cax
    Puss The Cax10 ай бұрын

    I wonder if we use a mechine to spin/rotate/shake the bottle, would it produce more light. Maybe we can find out what it would actually take to produce as much light as think it did.

  • Karthikeyan A K
    Karthikeyan A K9 ай бұрын

    This guy some how is simple but produces amazing videos that teaches something.

  • Clint Brenner
    Clint Brenner8 күн бұрын

    I was curious about the quartz fracturing in the press in the dark. 😊

  • N. Holbrook
    N. Holbrook9 ай бұрын

    I think if you press quartz crystals together hard enough you get an electric current...which makes me wonder if you had two crystals that you were holding together under a lot of pressure, would it work like a battery?

  • Harmless Xs
    Harmless Xs10 ай бұрын

    The hydraulic press in the dark would have been interesting to see

  • 𓆏
    𓆏9 ай бұрын

    Try round quartz, like after they've been in a tumbler. Or idk, whatever shape and particle size maximizes surface contact. There has to be some optimum that produces a lot of light.

  • Don't Do It Donnell
    Don't Do It Donnell11 күн бұрын

    I wonder if you took two large quartz crystals and cut them into rings on a wet saw or hydro cutter, placed bearings inside and spun them that way. Think of two skateboard wheels butted up beside each other and spinning in opposite directions. I now have a really cool experiment to show my kids so thank you for the inspiration. do you think its possible to charge a crystal enough that it stays lit?

  • That Green Guy Player 2
    That Green Guy Player 29 ай бұрын

    !!OMG!! THANK YOU! For finally answering a question I've had for years. Breathe Right Nasal Strips are sealed like bandaids and glow *bright* with tribal luminescence when you open them at night. It is unbelievably satisfying to have a random curiosity you only think about on the edge of sleep answered.

  • deprivedoftrance


    9 ай бұрын

    Nah, Tribal Luminescence is only when it's in the rattle... otherwise it's just triboluminescence.

  • Marc Fruchtman
    Marc Fruchtman10 ай бұрын

    Really cool! Thank you for a very informative video.

  • greatPretender79
    greatPretender7910 ай бұрын

    You finally hit 4 million! Congrats, you deserve it.

  • Not the Messiah
    Not the Messiah10 ай бұрын

    I was camping on a mountain called cadair Idris that was an old volcano and someone told me on the way up not to mind the lights. I got up in the night and the entire valley was lighting up like that. It looked like lightening but was silent and moved randomly. I thought it might be triboluminescense

  • Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah

    8 ай бұрын

    @It's The Sun yep

  • It's The Sun

    It's The Sun

    8 ай бұрын

    That's in Wales?

  • Amala Williams
    Amala Williams2 күн бұрын

    Yeah, my husband heard me doing this a couple years ago in my dark bathroom and wondered what in the hell i was doing in there!🤣 I love experimenting with my crystals. Agate does it too, and chalcedony!

  • Varun Entertainment Networks
    Varun Entertainment Networks9 ай бұрын

    It would be nice to see a video on Infrared ray absorbing flock sheet and a Ultraviolet emitter. I mean will it also absorbs Ultraviolet? Thanks.

  • Coats McGoats
    Coats McGoats9 ай бұрын

    It would be cool to see if this effect happens when you grind crystals by spinning one as another or more is spring loaded against it.

  • Wamlart Muse
    Wamlart Muse9 ай бұрын

    I seen this on Steve Mould. I had forgot about it &... I had water bottles in the freezer. I went into my kitchen without turning on the light & grabbed one of my frozen waters. I wanted to check how frozen it was so I squeezed it. It had about a half inch of ice around the outside & the inside was still liquid. When I squeezed it it would flash blue. My mind was blown lol. I kept squeezing it until all the ice was broken up & mixed with the water.

  • Wamlart Muse

    Wamlart Muse

    9 ай бұрын

    The ice might have been just a quarter inch thick & not a half in.

  • Michael Z
    Michael Z6 күн бұрын

    One time I was tripping balls on shrooms or lsd and had two crystal balls stacked on eachother and a light glowed between the two and I thought it was real pure magic, turns out it probably was cold fire lol I am todays years old wtf. But can you imagine seeing this while tripping and not knowing it was possible haha, pure gold

  • UN -_- KNOWN
    UN -_- KNOWN10 ай бұрын

    I had some of these as a kid 25 years ago but never knew what they were called but did know they lit up just never knew why soo thank you.

  • Mar Kazain
    Mar Kazain9 ай бұрын

    I don’t know if these the same kind of crystals I had in my memory but when I was a kid, I’d go find these crystals near a lake with a bunch of rocks. When I rub it together there’s a spark. I don’t remember ever starting a fire with them but it’s cool.

  • Arch Angel
    Arch Angel16 күн бұрын

    I have mentioned about doing this creates light as I have rubbed my crystals together in the past to do this. Also a brighter light can be made if the crystal are cut smooth and polished on there rub together sides.😇

  • Alex Port
    Alex Port9 ай бұрын

    Thank you. For many years I have wondered about the luminescence from tape... Now I know.

  • Anton Koeppl
    Anton Koeppl9 ай бұрын

    I enjoy watching your channel from time to time. Watching your experimentation with quartz crystals I'm guessing that one day you may come up with the ingredient required for warp drive technology so we can all zoom into interstellar space. dilithium is an invented material which serves as a controlling agent in the matter-antimatter reactors. DILITHIUM CRYSTALS! 🤣 Keep up the great work! 🙆🙃🙂

  • TheMurlocKeeper


    10 күн бұрын

    That's...not how it works, buddy. Not even close.

  • Varun Entertainment Networks
    Varun Entertainment Networks9 ай бұрын

    Hello, another marvellous video. I think you can next make a video on will the IR flock sheet absorbs Ultraviolet light (both UVA,UVB and UVC). I wish to see that soon. You have an ultraviolet light right, which u used to experiment Photoelectric effect. Thanks a lot in advance for the video.

  • Don't Read My Profile Photo
    Don't Read My Profile Photo10 ай бұрын

    We can all agree that he never disappoints us with his content ⁦⁦💖

  • W34ry Tr4v313r

    W34ry Tr4v313r

    9 ай бұрын

    The unnecessary religious prejudice in this video was pretty disappointing

  • Alexander Zangal

    Alexander Zangal

    10 ай бұрын

    As a geology enthusiast I want to physically die after watching that video.

  • cD


    10 ай бұрын

    Nice job stealing a comment and it didn't even get popular either

  • tripplefives
    tripplefives9 ай бұрын

    Gravel roads have large amounts of quartz on them. There will be various rocks, but the quartz crystals will be white. When you polish them you get the familiar clear surface.

  • Dean DeanN
    Dean DeanN10 ай бұрын

    You should have filmed that press crunching in the dark. The triboelectric discharging may have been extraordinary.

  • zombie kid242
    zombie kid2429 ай бұрын

    What if you get two flat pieces and have them spinning in the opposite direction wiles prviding slight friction to one another how much light would you get?

  • William Kuhns
    William Kuhns3 күн бұрын

    In prehistoric California some indiginous tribes (probably "medicine men"/shamans) used pure quartz crystals in the same way. At archeological sites crystals have been found with the angled prism corners ground down smooth. The light would have been like magic to the people witnessing this.

  • Jacob Opstad
    Jacob Opstad10 ай бұрын

    I've been thinking about trying this by spinning one quartz rock against another with a drill to see if I can get a continuous light

  • Jhonbus
    Jhonbus10 ай бұрын

    What would happen if you attach a powerful piezoelectric transducer, like from an ultrasonic cleaner, directly to one of the large crystals? Enough power to light it up?

  • Donkekung


    7 ай бұрын


  • HappyQuails
    HappyQuails7 күн бұрын

    You might have turned off the light to show how any light might have been uniquely emitted during breakage with your press and you might gain benefit from adding other very hard stones to the quartz mixture in the rattle.

  • tubetwo100
    tubetwo1009 ай бұрын

    would have been interesting to see what is happening in the dark under compression, breaking apart.

  • Bagana
    Bagana10 ай бұрын

    I grew up living near a coal power plant. They had piles of white rocks that looked very similar to this and did exactly that. It gave off terrible smell as well when doing this. Can anybody tell me what it could have been and what they were used for at a power plant?

  • Parker Reed
    Parker Reed10 ай бұрын

    That's exactly how those quartz ignitors work for grills/lighters. A little hammer slamming into quartz to generate the spark.

  • Cody Hedges
    Cody Hedges10 ай бұрын

    I was thinking oh, what a sensational return for the press. Then he did it with the lights on... I wanted to see if it would make light!!! Just like how many licks it takes to get to the center of a lollipop, the world may never know.

  • It's The Sun

    It's The Sun

    8 ай бұрын

    Mr Owl says 3.

  • Orang Iseng
    Orang Iseng10 ай бұрын

    there's a phenomenon called "earthquake light" that happened when large chunk of quartz (im talking about 10m+/30ft+ chunk) rubbing each other because an earthquake and causing this phenomenon

  • kanizh
    kanizh10 ай бұрын

    Maybe skin rattle is the better idea, because crystals are cramped, so they are in close contact. In your experiment in plastic bottle crystals are loose and barely touching each other.

  • SamJam77
    SamJam7710 ай бұрын

    Epic, glad to see your uploading more often.

  • 970357ers
    970357ers10 ай бұрын

    I heard a long time ago that peeling scotch tape emits x rays. Could you test this?

  • ISubToTheBest
    ISubToTheBest3 ай бұрын

    What if your in a dark room and 10 people have a set they can clap for a flash of light. If you all clap simultaneously produce a more lit room compared to one person with a set but this set is the same surface area of the 10 other sets?

  • Michael Hamilton
    Michael Hamilton19 күн бұрын

    I know but I know everyone else has said this. But I would like to see one of those crystals with the press, in a dark room and see if the crystal lights up as it’s being crushed. But I’m sure you’ve already had that suggestion so mine is probably mute. AnyWho….. Great videos. Wonderful content. 👍🏻

  • KeefyKat WaffleHous
    KeefyKat WaffleHous10 ай бұрын

    Oh, should have done the press breaking in the dark!

  • Yasuri Kressh
    Yasuri Kressh10 ай бұрын

    You could have filmed the hydraulic press section in the dark to see if the breaking of the crystals generate light too

  • Aaron
    Aaron10 күн бұрын

    When we start using crystal as a way of storing information we will have accessed unlimited storage potential. Which I really don’t think is that far down the road. Even more interesting would be finding a way to pull past information from crystals. Some old(2-3 worlds back) homemade nudes a woman made for a sweet heart who was away for a while. Or even some tradoic games footage!

  • Lys Sanch
    Lys Sanch2 ай бұрын

    How much energy does this produce? Could it be measured?

  • Jonathan Northup
    Jonathan Northup10 күн бұрын

    You should press a crystal with the lights off to see if it lights up 😁👌 would be a cool short!

    ZARDOZ9 ай бұрын

    I have noticed the same effect when unpeeling some kinds of sticky tape. Also, that buffalo hide rattle looked suspicious...

  • Lohit sai Ganta
    Lohit sai Ganta10 ай бұрын

    Congratulations for 4 Million subscribers and also Thanks for reminding those hydraulic press days

  • cD


    10 ай бұрын

    @Don't Read My Profile Photo 🤡🤡🤡

  • Lohit sai Ganta

    Lohit sai Ganta

    10 ай бұрын

    @Don't Read My Profile Photo Okay as you say. I won't read

  • Don't Read My Profile Photo

    Don't Read My Profile Photo

    10 ай бұрын

    Don't read my name........

  • Top View Aerials
    Top View Aerials9 ай бұрын

    You should turn off the lights while the quartz is in the press to see if it creates light when it breaks apart!

  • Dale Wilson
    Dale Wilson9 ай бұрын

    This is awesome, but when I tried it many years ago, the damage to my crystals was unacceptable, so I never tried again. Maybe my crystals were rough or something

  • Wombat Burrito
    Wombat Burrito4 күн бұрын

    I can not believe you did not capture that crystal crush in the dark ? Would it have emited light ?