Say hello to the 5,000 volt can crusher

What do you do when you find yourself with an old 5,000 volt power supply? Hell, you might as well build a can crusher out of it, right? That's just what Bob Davis did.

Bob stripped the unit down to the supply itself, a huge 100 microfarad capacitor and a (broken) meter. After hooking the thing up to a pumpkin (no effect) and an apple (blown to pieces) he turned his sites on an innocent soda can.
The video takes a bit to get going, but it's worth the wait. Just skip to right near the end to get to the good stuff.

Bob Davis via GadgetLab