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(The Local)   Taking a selfie while standing on top of a train near a live electrical cable is probably not the smartest idea ever   (thelocal.es ) divider line
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2014-03-18 10:56:28 AM  

Valiente: lemortede: I was expecting something like this.
Warning, graphic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI6btIQdu5U

If you're gonna go,
give a show,
and go with glow.
Burma Shave.


There there is this guy, "Electric Mohan".
He claims to be immune to being electrocuted.
He is from India as well... Perhaps an evolutionary adaptation?
http://www.nairaland.com/1585870/indian-man-raj-mohan-immune
 
2014-03-18 11:24:10 AM  

gopher321: while standing on top of a train

Who else expected a story from India?


I did at first, but it was only one person and not 492 of them.
 
2014-03-18 11:39:09 AM  
Chlorine for the gene pool.
 
2014-03-18 12:27:31 PM  
lemortede:
There there is this guy, "Electric Mohan".
He claims to be immune to being electrocuted.
He is from India as well... Perhaps an evolutionary adaptation?
http://www.nairaland.com/1585870/indian-man-raj-mohan-immune


That could very well be an evolutionary adaptation of some sort. If being able to trick gullible people makes you less gullible, I have to think that would give you a better chance at survival and procreation.
 
2014-03-18 12:53:17 PM  

bikerbob59: 3,5000-volt ?


Yes, 350 hundred volts.
 
2014-03-18 01:43:50 PM  

lemortede: I was expecting something like this.
Warning, graphic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI6btIQdu5U


Yeah, that exact video was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the headline.

However, I thought YouTube had some sort of policy regarding videos showing people actually dying. And I really doubt this guy could have survived this....
 
2014-03-18 02:01:55 PM  

MagicBoris: lemortede: I was expecting something like this.
Warning, graphic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI6btIQdu5U

Yeah, that exact video was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the headline.

However, I thought YouTube had some sort of policy regarding videos showing people actually dying. And I really doubt this guy could have survived this....


Maybe he's the Monty Python "Black Knight" of electricity:  "Just a flesh wound!!!!"
 
2014-03-18 02:32:33 PM  

Rann Xerox: MagicBoris: lemortede: I was expecting something like this.
Warning, graphic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI6btIQdu5U

Yeah, that exact video was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the headline.

However, I thought YouTube had some sort of policy regarding videos showing people actually dying. And I really doubt this guy could have survived this....

Maybe he's the Monty Python "Black Knight" of electricity:  "Just a flesh wound!!!!"


"Come back here and take what's coming to you! I'll burn you with my face!"
 
2014-03-18 02:33:20 PM  
And yet no pics.
 
2014-03-18 08:11:22 PM  

mrlewish: Wonder why they always mention volts..  It's not the volts that kill you it's the amps.


I used to work on a Tandem computer that had exposed copper rails for power. They carried five volts but a lot of amperage. I was warned to never touch them.

/never did
//was never that curious
 
2014-03-18 08:39:14 PM  

SewerSquirrels: mrlewish: Wonder why they always mention volts..  It's not the volts that kill you it's the amps.

Considering that the resistance of a human is dependent on many factors, it's difficult to determine what amperage they were accommodating at the time they got bar-b-qued. The voltage is much easier to determine.

Technically, I think a "AA" battery can supply .2 amps (which is enough to fibrillate your heart), but considering your high resistance and the battery's negligible 1.5v, it isn't likely to kill you.

I had a friend who hooked several supposedly mostly dead 9v batteries in series and touched it to his tongue. When he came to, he discovered that he'd pissed his pants. He must have learned something from the experience because now he's an electrical engineer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDf2nhfxVzg&list=UUJ0-OtVpF0wOKEqT2Z 1H EtA

This guy seems to know what he's doing.
 
2014-03-18 10:44:35 PM  

pinchpoint: lack of warmth: /I'm not really sure if the train is AC or DC, but why not make Edison proud.

Trains usually run on DC that's rectified from the AC overhead. 3,500V is bad, but try that on an Amtrak and you'll get 12kV.


Every rail system is a bit different. The one that gives me a kick out of these replies uses 825 VDC on one section, and 750 VDC on another. One series of cars have onboard inverters and AC propulsion motors, the rest are DC motors. If the referenced system was 3500V I'll guess it's AC.
 
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