Not to be a total geek here, but getting a panel to concentrate solar power into 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit is pretty sick. YouTube user Grant Thompson somehow hacked a used TV to create a 4-foot magnifying lens that concentrates the power of the sun into intense solar power. The result? 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit to melt pennies, burst a glass bottle, fry an egg, and burn some hot dogs. It's impressive, to say the least.
Watch below as Thompson experiments with a variety of objects, boiling water in minutes and bursting a whole egg. Our favorite experiment involves the fried egg, which, when seasoned with some salt and pepper, made a great snack for the family. The "Solar Scorcher," however, can melt pennies in four seconds, set gasoline on fire, and cause glass bottles to burst. This getup seems a bit too dangerous for our tiny nonexistent backyards, so don't try this at home.