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(Iwon)   Using car batteries and electrodes not the best way to catch fish   ( divider line
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101 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Apr 2003 at 10:33 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-11 10:32:14 AM  
2003-04-11 10:35:40 AM  
One word. Dynamite.
2003-04-11 10:37:09 AM  
Beat me to it I_Can't_Believe_It's_Not_Smegma
2003-04-11 10:37:17 AM  
2003-04-11 10:37:39 AM  
Rat: The Other White Meat
2003-04-11 10:37:46 AM  
Argh, damned html.
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2003-04-11 10:38:04 AM  
For the first time in a while I feel pretty darn old. I remember Barney Miller like it was yesterday. Oh, and for all you youngin's out there Mr. Miller isn't the last name of a purple dinosaur, lol.
2003-04-11 10:38:43 AM  
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2003-04-11 10:38:47 AM  
I heard you can get a steak dinner there, for like a dollar.
2003-04-11 10:40:07 AM  
ExitWound: I assume that he was using an inverter similar to the ones one uses to run appliances in an automobile to kick the voltage up. Hey, a stun gun runs on a piddly 9V battery after all!
2003-04-11 10:41:39 AM  
"These burgers are delicious!"

"Es carne de burro."

2003-04-11 10:41:58 AM  
It is, however, the best way to catch Asian poolboys.

Or so I've heard.
2003-04-11 10:43:17 AM  
Using car batteries and electrodes not the best way to catch fish

Sure it is; USGS does it all the time
2003-04-11 10:45:20 AM  
Exit_wound - 12v can kill you if the current is high enough

2003-04-11 10:45:36 AM  
This is all well and good until a freak accident creates an evil fishman that can shoot electrical bolts out of his eyes. That's the way WWI started, you know.
2003-04-11 10:46:19 AM  
Catch `em AND cook `em at the same time!
2003-04-11 10:47:28 AM  
Did someone ask for me?
2003-04-11 10:49:34 AM  
its not the voltage, its the amps that will kill you.
2003-04-11 10:49:47 AM  
It may not be the best way to catch fish, but it's a great way to spice up a Friday night!
2003-04-11 10:49:53 AM  
I worked with a polish guy (born in Poland, lived there until he was 13) that said that people would go fishing over there using generators. Put a couple rods of rebar / copper / aluminum tubing into the lake to be "fished", attach the generator to the tubes and whammo! the fish floated to the top to be scooped up with a net.

I didn't completely believe him until about six months later I saw a weird / odd news story on the net that was about the very same thing he explained... A polish man was "fishing" with his generator and walked into the lake before he turned off the power source. Electrocution, the name of the game! Only in Poland... and now Cambodia. Oddly enough, I worked with another dude from Cambodia and I would never imagine that his countrymen would use the same techniques as Pollocks; it's a small world... of morons! If anyone wonders where polish jokes come from, I have the answers after working with two Poles for four years.
2003-04-11 10:51:59 AM  
Holy shiat!

The Kampuchea Thmey newspaper said on Thursday that fisherman Roeun Bo, 36, died instantly when he stumbled into a mesh of bare wires hooked up to a large truck battery.

The polish guy I was just talking about... his nickname was Bo! Scary weird!
2003-04-11 10:52:00 AM  
My dad told me that when he was a kid, they'd take one of those old hand-crank phones to the river and drop the wires in the water and crank the handle. Nearby fish would just pop up. They called it 'calling up the fish." Hehe.
2003-04-11 10:54:07 AM  
"Once caught, the rats are sold for around $1 each for food."

Wonder how much cats go for?
Darwin must be proud of this one.
2003-04-11 10:54:08 AM  
nah, you need a lure.. like "cmon fish, get in the boat".. Or just do a jig.

ok, I'm corny.
2003-04-11 10:55:30 AM  

I was thinking the same thing..
2003-04-11 10:59:59 AM  
It's not the voltage that kills you, it's the amps. 1 amp could do it and a truck battery probably has over 800 amps fully charged
2003-04-11 11:03:09 AM  
The joys of fishing with a telephone crank generator...

I used to work with high voltage testing equipment. We had a 2MW oil cooled transformer that could take 14KV to 150KV where we would test the reels of copper cable in a fenced area or the "swimming pool." The object was to charge the inner conductors of the jacketed armored cable. If there were lightning bolts underwater, that would be a good sign there was a defect.

Underwater lightning can also be used to heat a cup of coffee to the boiling point in a few seconds too... Only a few thousand volts are required. 30KV will cause an explosion. 150KV was only used behind fireproof, padded doors. Explosions could be quite spectacular.
2003-04-11 11:03:54 AM  
voltage won't kill you but the amps will
2003-04-11 11:05:33 AM  
If this boobies shortage continues at Fark, there will more kittens, thus more cats, thus less rats, leading to starvation and a decimated economy in the 3rd world.

And that's on your head, Drew.
2003-04-11 11:05:49 AM  
Does it annoy the hell out of anyone else when people say It's not the volts that get ya, it's the amps?

It always comes from some jack off who doesn't have the faintest idea about what he's talking about but his dad told him that, or his friend who worked on cars said that.. and they just throw it out there like they're a damn expert on electricity. bah.. anyway, it annoys me.

2003-04-11 11:06:38 AM  
You don't see that on TV often. At least Smoked Salmon will be an easier fix.
2003-04-11 11:09:13 AM  
but BrandonSi - its true - It's not the volts that get ya, it's the amps
2003-04-11 11:13:41 AM  
very funny cormee

now go get me some guiness and potatos. ;)
2003-04-11 11:15:03 AM  

See, now mah daddie 'lways telled me it was the amps that gitcha and not the volts.

The syphilis done got mah daddie.
2003-04-11 11:16:29 AM  
lol sockmonkey - u sure it wasn't the amps dun got him?
2003-04-11 11:16:36 AM  
::puts fingers in ears::

la la la, I can't hear you!!
2003-04-11 11:17:17 AM  
exit wound before you darwin award yourself, be aware a 12v car battery can easily kill you
2003-04-11 11:20:01 AM  
It's true that amps are what kill, but since amps are for the most part directly proportional to volts, it really is kind of stupid to say.
2003-04-11 11:20:24 AM  
P = (V^2)/R = (I^2)*R
V = I*R

Volts can kill you too, but the amps across the heart kills easier.
2003-04-11 11:21:35 AM  
a 12v battery can NOT easily kill you.
2003-04-11 11:22:47 AM  
Bah. Stupid idiot. Everyone knows the best way to catch fish is with a decent lluuuuurre.

"Come on and get in the boat fish. Come on and get in the boat fish fish!"
2003-04-11 11:33:59 AM  
Its really a shame that this country is so impoverished.
Some Cambodian....SOME....are some among the most beautiful women you'll ever see. Imagine an oriental woman with T and A.
2003-04-11 11:34:08 AM  
BrandonSi -

It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

It's not heavy, it's just awkward.
2003-04-11 11:34:17 AM  
GIS for 'fish porn' (best way to lure a fish into ur boat):

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2003-04-11 11:35:15 AM  
BrandonSi: Not as much as I hate "It's not the heat that's bad, it's the humidity."
2003-04-11 11:39:08 AM  
Xoopx: I beg to differ. The amperage may easily be high enough, but the voltage isn't.

Skin has a resistance of 500 kilo-ohms when dry. Of course, when wet, that drops to anywhere from 1000 to 5000 ohms... but still, i = v/r. At most, the current could be about 0.012 amps which is just getting into the AC potentially lethal range. But battery current is DC. And from what I've read, it generally takes 10 times the amount of AC for DC to kill you. DC doesn't cause fibrillation and all that fun stuff. It mainly cooks you.
2003-04-11 11:40:57 AM  
Oh man Cormee, not again. Here we go with the "3 volts can kill you if theres 1000 amps" moronic tirades. It takes voltage to push the current. You guys just don't get it and from the ranting the last time this happened you probably never will. Yeah BrandonSi I agree with you these guys are annoying.
2003-04-11 11:41:55 AM  
Fish illegaly in a starving country?
While commercial fishermen tow nets in open seas?
2003-04-11 11:42:30 AM  
Shock and awwwwwww
2003-04-11 11:42:34 AM  
The thing is that Amps, or, current is determined by voltage. Since the human skin has a moderately high resistance (roughly 300 Ohms, i think), the current straight from a 12v battery won't get very high, even if the battery is capable of pushing 1000Amps

I= E/R
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