James May has been reassembling again.

Last week he did a record player, from these bits.

During the course of his lengthy reconstruction James expounded on his Theory of Electricity.

He believes that it doesn’t exist. Electric things only work because we believe that they should.

It might sound eccentric, but I’m tempted to go along with him. How else do you explain how connecting an electric motor up to wires that don’t contain anything visible makes it turn?