"[MONTESANO, Wash] - Authorities believe a Washington man was killed by
accidentally urinating on a downed power line after a car crash."
Car hits stationary object (light pole). Drives into ditch. Man pees on
exposed wire. What are the chances alcohol was involved?
My BIL sent me this link.....
Two guys tryed to steal underground 13k volt copper power lines.
The photos are pretty graphic.......
Nope. From the Myth Busters Wikipedia entry
"Upon retesting the myth on an electric fence it was found to be Plausible,
but the [third] rail was still Busted. Distance was the factor, as the urine
stream breaks up less at the close range needed for urinating on the fence
than urinating on the third rail, thus ensuring a direct line of current
between one's body and the electrical source."
Further, electric fences are typically not 10,000 constant volts.
I knew if you posted long enough, you'd post something I agree with. Don't
know about you, but I believe tales of young men who were zapped, and there
are just too many of them, and the stories are were going around when the
Mythbusters were still stardust and a wet spot on the bed.
I enjoy Mythbusters as what it is: Entertainment with a quasi-scientific
theme. I've often thought after watching the show why they didn't try
such and such. One of the greatest things about Mythbusters, lots of
real big explosions. *snicker*
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