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2012-06-28 11:54:17 PM
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2012-06-29 09:22:26 AM
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MythDragon: Question for you electricians out there:

This seems weird. If there was a short in the water, the current wants to go to ground. You should already have a ground wire from the electical source, but even if that has been broken, the current would travel through the water and ground out at the bottom of the pond. Why would the current travel through the girl when it already has a path to ground throught the water? Why wouldn't the current just hit the bottom of the pond instead of taking the extra step of going through the girl to the bottom of the pond? And even then, wouldn't the current just hit her shin and go down? How the hell would it arc up to vital organs if there was no path up that way?


From a medica perspective...

The human body's normal salinity is 0.9%, which is higher than freshwater (or even chlorinate water.), meaning the human body conucts a current easier than the pond. The electricity would flow through her nervous system readily. It takes approx 6 miliamps to kill a person.
2012-06-29 08:51:09 AM
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MythDragon: Question for you electricians out there:

This seems weird. If there was a short in the water, the current wants to go to ground. You should already have a ground wire from the electical source, but even if that has been broken, the current would travel through the water and ground out at the bottom of the pond. Why would the current travel through the girl when it already has a path to ground throught the water? Why wouldn't the current just hit the bottom of the pond instead of taking the extra step of going through the girl to the bottom of the pond? And even then, wouldn't the current just hit her shin and go down? How the hell would it arc up to vital organs if there was no path up that way?


I'm not an electrician, but two things come to mind:

1) The "pond" is probably made of concrete. I think (but am not sure) that concrete is an insulator.

2) If the girl was holding the metal putter in her hand, and the other end was touching the ground, then when she put a foot in the water the current would have gone up her leg, through her torso, down her arm and out to ground through the putter. So the current went across her heart, causing cardiac arrest.
2012-06-28 10:46:26 PM
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I_Am_Weasel: News now, but 5, maybe 10 years down the road when people are recollecting the story, they'll start with "It was once a pond of crime"


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