FROM ALL THE MSO TEKHEADS
- HOPE YOUR NEW YEAR'S A BUZZ.
Yeah we know, is this for real or photoshop ? It's for real and if you wanna know how they do it...here's the place Tesla Down Under.
and their Disclaimer
This is dangerous stuff. Your first touch of live primary Tesla coil voltage (10,000 volts) has a good chance of being fatal depending on circuit paths and peak current. The secondary voltage (500,000 volts) is less dangerous due to lower currents but will still cause burns with less pain than low frequency current. High voltage capacitors as used with the can crusher are even more dangerous with many times a lethal charge. The capacitors from defibrillators are actually designed to stop your heart.
The Dept of Energy Safety has approved the Tesla coil equipment but see Misc for details as they are not plugged directly into the mains but rather pass through a 50 V AC stage.
Read and enjoy the information here. Do not attempt any of this unless you have read everything you can about it here and elsewhere and you have a clear and fool proof plan for safety. See further info in Misc
Then...if you must you can do this.