Dear god I just can't see how he pulled this off but some 17-year old has built a fusion reaction device in his freaking basement.
I know exactly how far that would have gotten with my mom, encouraging soul or not. "There is no way you're blowing up the house."
And they all called me and my boyhood best friend crazy for building robots that could chase cats, follow light beams, and for playing with chemistry sets after school...
Ahh, theres nothing like the smell of chlorine gas to make you remember what it was like... filling the house with a deadly cloud, and trying to figure out if you should call the Fire Department to evacuate the fumes, or simply open the doors and let it "air" out itself... (we called the Fire Dept. and wow, did that make for an interesting week of being grounded...)
But of course, trying to find a true chemistry set is getting harder... I'm surprised that this young man and his family didn't get a visit from the DHS Nazi's...
RE: He built a WHAT?!?! His parents are mad!