I noticed none of you all mentioned owning a sky hook. Never did get to see one of those.
Once, in school, some guy was sent around from class to class looking for a bucket of steam. He showed up in our electrical class, and the instructor said he didn't have any but he could make some. Told him to get one of our board testing extension cords with the end cut off to splice to, and plug it in, drop the cut end into a bucket and fill it with water. The guy started to do it, and that's when the instructor got mad at his stupidity and kicked him out of the room.