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#16 .Neo

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 22:53

This isn't some huge incident where there's hundreds of different reports coming in.  

Thus mistakes can't occur or it's unthinkable the writer left certain facts out to make the story seem more interesting than it actually is?




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Posted 09 July 2013 - 00:14

Darwin would be proud.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 00:18

I'm pretty sure this thing was debunked on MythBusters a while ago. In fact, I've seen cleaning guys spray water on an active third rail on several occasions here in Amsterdam myself. They weren't wearing any protective clothing and still nothing happened.

 

this. I've seen that episode a few years ago; this incident must had other unknown factors involved.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 00:22

I'm pretty sure this thing was debunked on MythBusters a while ago. In fact, I've seen cleaning guys spray water on an active third rail on several occasions here in Amsterdam myself. They weren't wearing any protective clothing and still nothing happened.

 

 

I watched this on mythbusters, they busted the myth of getting electrocuted peeing on a track. Maybe he stepped on it while peeing

 

 

No where does the article say, that he was killed by electricity traveling 'up his urine'. :laugh:



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 00:37

i guess you could say he was .... amped up



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:07

You are all wrong - the man had a three-foot-long ######.

 

Mystery solved; case closed.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:12

Shocking..........



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:57

No where does the article say, that he was killed by electricity traveling 'up his urine'. :laugh:

You're right, nowhere. However, the way she phrases things a strong impression is given that was indeed the case.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:39

Shocking.....



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 14:16

I'm surprised this doesn't happen on the daily to be honest. You're drunk. You have to pee. Hmm. I probably would have made the same mistake.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 14:18

^ I still avoid peeing where I could easily be seen ! :laugh:



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 14:32

Shocking story.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:07

lol, I ###### on a electric fence one and yes it will shock you.  Think I was 7 or 8.  Was out in the woods and had to go.  I'll never ###### on a fence again...


btw take two nails and a cup of water.  on each nail connect one to a bulb and the other to a battery.  Make sure to close the loop and connect the battery to the bulb also.   now just as is if the water is pure it shouldn't do anything.  now take a small amount of salt and put that in the water.  The light should work.  Leave it like that for about 5min and see what color the water is.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:50

This really depends...

Pure water itself does not conduct electricity. Conductivity of tap water and other "non-pure" waters depends on concentration and types of ions and other minerals and such. Water from a hose may not be conductive enough to transmit current through the flowing water and to the operator of the hose.

 

Urine on the other hand is loaded with ions, minerals, and other contaminents. Especially if one has been drinking at a bar for awhile and not consuming any water, his urine could be extremely conductive.

 

When I was in middle school, a fellow class member was shocked and severely injured (although not killed) when he decided to pee into the hand dryer...

I used to work in a tire shop and my brother who worked there to got a real kick out haveing me plug his grinder in after the cord was dipped in water, I wore rubber gloves soaked inside and out and rubber boots also soacked inside and out, I think I'm still alive but let me tell you water does conduct electricity. By the way your pi.. is some of the fmost impure water there is, and I doubt the Mythbusters pead on a third rail. I have watched the show a fair bit and I could debunk most of what they do. example useing pure water is not the same as peaing on anything electrical. Also try useing a skill saw in the rain and tell me water don't conduct electricty. How bad a shock you get depends on how much current is running through the line.