Watch 15,000 Volt Currents Meander Across A Sheet Of Plywood [Video]

These branching scorched patterns look just like river systems.

Melanie Hoff, an art student at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, connected cables carrying 15,000 volts of electricity to a large sheet of plywood and then filmed the results. Check out her video, and then find out how to make your own Lichtenberg Figure:

[Via Colossal]