"Don't wiz on the electric fence..."

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William Sommerwerck
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Urban legend. See
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iws
Thanks for the correction.
"Mythbusters" studied this with respect to the third rail on subways. It turns out that there are two things preventing an electric shock. One is the way a stream of urine breaks into droplets. The other is that it's hard to get much current to flow through a pair of dry shoes.
I'm not surprised that this damage was caused by incompetent medical procedure. This has happened to other people, including (supposedly) a baby whose penis was disintegrated in a botched circumcision.
The original mailing I received showed an electric fence with one of the phases connected to ground. Why? Electric fences usually use a high voltage at a low amperage. Is someone trying to turn cattle into steaks before they're slaughtered?
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William Sommerwerck
On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 07:50:29 -0400, William Sommerwerck wrote (in article ):
Try it in bare feet a morning pasture wet with dew when you've had a couple of big boy coffees from 7-11 to integrate the stream.
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Ty Ford
"iws" wrote in news:iuWAl.88696$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe21.iad:
That had nothing to do with an electric fence. It was caused by excessive shortwave diathermy.
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elaich
PLEASE. If you are going to post disgusting photos that aren't safe for work, please put the warning "Disgusting photo, not safe for work" in front of it. --scott
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Scott Dorsey
A reasonable request...although I would respectfully suggest that the 'Subject' line might have been your first clue. ;-)
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Carter
The thing is - that injury had nothing to do with electric fences. It was a massive burn injury that could only (if it was electrical) be caused by a large and continuous current. Electric fences don't work that way. First they are NOT 230v three phase (how would you even do that?), and secondly they use a high voltage impulse every second or so. Although it gives a severe jolt, it will do no damage.
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Don Pearce
Carter wrote:
D> The thing is - that injury had nothing to do with electric fences.
Yes, I read the previous responses and clearly understood that. But Mr. Dorsey was questioning the suitability of the picture, no matter what the medical cause. My point was that the title itself would possibly indicate that the entire post, with or without the picture, might not be "work suitable".
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Carter
Ah, well, the definition of work-suitable is going to depend a lot on what the work is. The pic may perhaps be suitable for a mix engineer, but not a mastering engineer. I'll have to think about that...
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Don Pearce
There were two or three instances of incompetent use of an electric tool for circumcision at an Atlanta hospital several years ago - all by the same doctor. It was covered by newspaper and TV, but no pictures. If I remember correctly, the doctor no longer practices at that hospital and there was some penalty (license suspension/revocation?) from the state medical board.
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Whatever is was, I don't want one !
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geoff
So the caption should be "Don't microwave your dick" .
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geoff
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It took me a while to figure out /what/ the photo showed, even though I knew!
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William Sommerwerck
Plausible -- if it were DC. But wouldn't the "victim" feel a shock?
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William Sommerwerck
| "iws" wrote in news:iuWAl.88696$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe21.iad: | | > Urban legend. See | >
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| | That had nothing to do with an electric fence. It was caused by excessive | shortwave diathermy.
So just what part of "urban legend" don't you understand?
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iws
Per Carter:
Maybe it's just me, but I found the actual story of that happened to the poor guy more disturbing by far than the pic.
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Thats an adage that I live by and practice daily.
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Bill M
Good advice for anyone, IMO.
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NOT TO MENTION that the site was a walking virus attack! Only a quick reboot killed the attack.
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