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How One Man Conquered Depression with Exploding Lightbulbs

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I’m sure we all know someone who likes to blow things up for fun in the garage, but I’m not sure how many people have thought of stuffing lightbulbs full of flowers, chalk dust, bottle caps, and ball bearings and THEN blowing them up. (Kids, don’t try this at home.) Jonathan Smith, a chemist from Indiana, did just that when he started shooting these high-speed photos during a dark period of struggle with depression.

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25 people think this is good

  • Jasmine Buck
  • Alex Capecelatro
  • Brandie June
  • Ben Goldhirsh
  • Jared Moscow
  • Alexis Charles
  • Alessandra Rizzotti

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  • Brandie June

    I think it's so important to lessen the social stigma on depression, and this is a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.