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(News.com.au)   Disfigured man wins one-year paid vacation for playing UK version of "Don't whiz on the electric fence"   (news.com.au) divider line 31
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2012-02-20 09:49:30 AM  
If nature's calling, don't be stalling, but use your common sense.

If you gotta go, just let it flow, but


DONT

WHIZ

ON


...the electric fence.
 
2012-02-20 09:49:53 AM  
Megatron was pissed!
 
2012-02-20 09:49:56 AM  
I sense a new Darwin Awards entry.
 
2012-02-20 09:50:06 AM  
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2012-02-20 09:50:09 AM  
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2012-02-20 09:50:37 AM  
What an odd coincidence of a greenlight.. For some reason, I've had "Happy Happy Joy Joy" stuck in my head the past couple days.

/WHY didn't you BELIEVE me!?
 
2012-02-20 09:51:30 AM  
The father of two probably never will be the father of three.

/which is good, i guess
 
2012-02-20 09:51:31 AM  

luthia: I sense a new Darwin Awards entry.


That was my first thought, but he was already a father, so disfiguring his genitals by electrocution didn't remove his influence on the gene pool.
 
2012-02-20 09:52:11 AM  
Subby, I'm curious as to when a power transformer = an electric fence.
 
2012-02-20 09:53:00 AM  

Brew78: What an odd coincidence of a greenlight.. For some reason, I've had "Happy Happy Joy Joy" stuck in my head the past couple days.

/WHY didn't you BELIEVE me!?


I'll have to watch some Ren and Stimpy on Netflix now.
 
2012-02-20 09:54:21 AM  
"Boyce told police the explosion happened when Harper urinated against the transformer...Cutter added that the explosion set fire to oil that Boyd, who claimed to have knowledge as an electrician, drained from inside the conductors to insulate against electrical changes."

???

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-20 09:55:10 AM  

PsyLord: Subby, I'm curious as to when a power transformer = an electric fence.


The ame went into sudden death overtime.
 
2012-02-20 09:55:46 AM  
*game
 
2012-02-20 09:56:07 AM  

PsyLord: Subby, I'm curious as to when a power transformer = an electric fence.


It becomes an electric fence when ones wants to make a funny reference to Ren and Stimpy?

/not subby
 
2012-02-20 10:42:21 AM  

PsyLord: Subby, I'm curious as to when a power transformer = an electric fence.


Watch this. (^)
 
2012-02-20 10:44:04 AM  
Uhh.. is it Boyce or Boyd? the damn author can't even get the names right?
 
2012-02-20 10:48:22 AM  
The bit that stuck out for me:
"The father of two was left burning on the floor by his accomplice, 50-year-old Richard Boyce, who tried to drive off"
What a farking cock. He couldn't even have put him out or called for an ambulance before fleeing?
 
2012-02-20 10:54:49 AM  
So what were they going to steal? Copper? scrap metal? Come on details man!
 
2012-02-20 11:02:25 AM  

groppet: So what were they going to steal? Copper? scrap metal? Come on details man!


The guy ended up stealing electricity.
 
2012-02-20 11:16:27 AM  

PsyLord: groppet: So what were they going to steal? Copper? scrap metal? Come on details man!

The guy ended up stealing electricity.


That's what they should charge him with.
 
2012-02-20 11:25:17 AM  
My Dad (who's British) loves to tell the story of the time him and his friends dared someone to whiz on an electric fence

/the current went up the stream and slightly blackened his penis
//spent the next year being told "Stanley, you're so manly!"
///what kids did before the Internet
 
2012-02-20 11:30:44 AM  

Martonio: My Dad (who's British) loves to tell the story of the time him and his friends dared someone to whiz on an electric fence

/the current went up the stream and slightly blackened his penis
//spent the next year being told "Stanley, you're so manly!"
///what kids did before the Internet


I thought they disproved this in Mythbusters? Maybe I'm thinking about urinating on the 3rd rail.
/not sure
 
2012-02-20 11:50:10 AM  
If this had happened in the US, he would be suing the power company for not having a waring sign.
 
2012-02-20 12:31:11 PM  
So you like this game huh?

Ya, it is our favorite!!!
 
2012-02-20 12:34:04 PM  
What a shockingly funny story
 
2012-02-20 12:51:49 PM  

PsyLord: Martonio: My Dad (who's British) loves to tell the story of the time him and his friends dared someone to whiz on an electric fence

/the current went up the stream and slightly blackened his penis
//spent the next year being told "Stanley, you're so manly!"
///what kids did before the Internet

I thought they disproved this in Mythbusters? Maybe I'm thinking about urinating on the 3rd rail.
/not sure


1) "Stanley" was standing in a shallow ditch filled with water when he peed on the fence.
2) I believe the current used for electric fences in Britain in the 50's and 60's was a different type of current (DC?) than what is used now and was on continuously, not intermittently as it is these days.

/still a funny story
 
2012-02-20 12:53:14 PM  

PsyLord: Martonio: My Dad (who's British) loves to tell the story of the time him and his friends dared someone to whiz on an electric fence

/the current went up the stream and slightly blackened his penis
//spent the next year being told "Stanley, you're so manly!"
///what kids did before the Internet

I thought they disproved this in Mythbusters? Maybe I'm thinking about urinating on the 3rd rail.
/not sure


Nah it's possible. What may happen is if you're far enough away the stream of urine may break up before it strikes (like peeing from a standing position to the ground), so the current can't flow to you. If the flow is unbroken it will definitely travel up and shock you.

Ultimately they determined that you might get lucky and not get shocked, but it's not a wise thing to do because it certainly can and has happened.
 
2012-02-20 01:05:19 PM  
FTA: The father of two was left burning on the floor by his accomplice, 50-year-old Richard Boyce, who tried to drive off but later was found by police with blistered hands.

So, how did the police get their hands blistered?
 
2012-02-20 01:40:10 PM  
I wish my urine made things explode.
 
2012-02-20 03:18:44 PM  

PsyLord: Subby, I'm curious as to when a power transformer = an electric fence.


That's what he transforms into. Not a really exciting transformer, but that's what he's stuck with. Actually, come to think of it, he's probably a Gobot rather than an actual Transformer.
 
2012-02-22 02:48:28 AM  
PsyLord: Subby, I'm curious as to when a power transformer = an electric fence.

If you get close enough to the transformer, when you walk away you carry the electrical potential with you for some distance. If you complete the path to ground, this is what happens. The urine stream grounded through the fence. The fence wasn't electrified until he made it so. I've seen this happen a number of times (or the aftermath, anyway as a fireman/emt. I've seen them thrown 30-50 feet, and found them still smoking 30 minutes later.
 
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