Vietnamese culture: Vợt bắt muỗi

No, it’s not a tennis racket! It’s a mosquito racket.

It’s a common tool in Vietnam to catch flies, mosquitoes or any kind of insects.
This is what happens in it: it has got an inner grid and an outer grid. These two terminals are from a voltage doubler – where the voltage has been doubled and tripled to such a level that the voltage is in thousands of volts. Now along comes an unassuming mosquito which gets caught in between the terminals. The circuit is completed and a very large voltage is applied to the mosquito which causes it to explode.

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