Make an arc welder with a car battery & pocket change
Stuck behind bars? Held hostage by a guy with a flamethrower? Thanks to the wise and resourceful 80s secret agent MacGyver, these problems can be resolved by a car battery, two coins and some jumper cable.
Sound absurd? Did you see this year's Superbowl MacGruber Pepsi ad? MacGyver supposedly built a plane with garbage bags and duct tape. MacGyver's writers took creative liberties (who has a car battery in jail!?!), but this arc welder was not one of them. The 12V current surges between the coins exactly like a welder you can buy at Home Depot.
Hungry for more MacGyver action? You're in luck. CBS has archived episodes to stream for free here. Enjoy.