Hey all, I hope some of you have had a bit of fun with the little plama balls they sell at gift shops etc. I have a rather nice 8" ball that is very fun to watch, and I know that you can place a metal object on it to bring the spark outside of the ball, however, I was wondering about other fun things that can be done with these... A google search seems to turn up very little useful information, so as usual I will turn to the appropriate usenet group... I'm interested in any information at all really, but particularly information regarding the possibilities of what to do with it should the globe break etc, also what are the possible things that I would want to avoid doing to it in an experiment (that are not obvious) that may damage it? I appreciate it very much, hopefully a few (or more!) of you have some experiences that you can share and even if you just have some crazy ideas please share those too ( marked as crazy ideas if you would please... And no I will not stick a ring on it then lick the ring... ) Thanks all! Cory G.