So, naturally, the followup question any responsible scientist should have is: What happens when you combine as many capacitors as you possibly can and stick a watermelon on them? That's what the Backyard Scientist did in the video above.
It wasn't easy. First, the crew tried to blow up a watermelon using a smaller capacitor -- one that contained over 1,000 joules of energy. For context, a capacitor of about 200 joules is enough to power a professional camera's flash. A 1,000-joule capacitor is enough to blow a hot dog (or a human heart, the dude in the video mentions with a cocked eyebrow and far too much enthusiasm) to pieces. But once they set it up with a watermelon, even a burst of 1,000 joules wasn't enough to destroy the mighty melon.