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    Source : http://www.emanator.demon.co.uk/bigclive/sparky.htm

    The story is that the guy was high on drugs and decided to climb a power pylon with rather predictable results. The guy in the cherry picker is there to attempt to get him down.

    In this first image he is shown near the top of the pylon and is reaching up to grab hold of the live cable


    He grabs the wire and explodes in flames as the massive surge of current passes through his body. The wire can be seen snaking either due to the violent muscular contraction of the victim or the huge current pulse.


    The exploded remains fall to earth in a shower of sparks.
    You're not going to believe this, but I subsequently learned that apparently the guy survived although I'm sure that he must have been missing a limb or two. It's debatable whether survival is a good option or not when you've passed as much current as this guy obviously did.....
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    That idiot deserves injury more than the mouse.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    dang, he survived, does he still qualify for the Darwin Awards?
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    I'd nominate him. I think a fatality would seal the deal as to him winning the thing, tho'.
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    I don't understand how humans can touch the wires and get zapped but birds land on them and are fine.
    or is it because if a human touches them they're usually touching a cherry picker\tree\poll\whatever? i guess that makes sense.


    why aren't the wires all sleeved in rubber though?

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    Yeah, the human would be fine if he tightroped across an electrified wire but once you're touching the metal bits on the end, you're acting as a conductor for the current to be grounded. I suspect it would be the same for a bird too.

    I suppose they aren't all vulcanised because it costs a lot and there aren't that many spazmoids that climb up there
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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    Yeah, the human would be fine if he tightroped across an electrified wire but once you're touching the metal bits on the end, you're acting as a conductor for the current to be grounded. I suspect it would be the same for a bird too.

    I suppose they aren't all vulcanised because it costs a lot and there aren't that many spazmoids that climb up there
    Alright, Thanks.

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    He looks like a big lightbulb

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    Yeah, the human would be fine if he tightroped across an electrified wire but once you're touching the metal bits on the end, you're acting as a conductor for the current to be grounded. I suspect it would be the same for a bird too.

    I suppose they aren't all vulcanised because it costs a lot and there aren't that many spazmoids that climb up there
    Not only cost but weight also.

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    omg. if you look closely on the second pic theres a moron shaped puff of smoke

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