Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Men who pee on power lines ... shouldn't

OK, this is the kind of thing that goes on Darwin lists of people who benefit the world by taking their genes out of the gene pool.

In Washington State, a man crashed his car into a power pole, wasn't seriously hurt, called relatives to help him get out of the ditch, then decides to relieve himself, and found out that water conducts electricity. The downed power line was in the ditch. Man Died.

Ouch. It shows the value of electronics shop in high school.

I'm surprised I have to explain this to you people.

Still, you gotta feel sorry for the guy. It was night. It was dark. It was in a ditch. Maybe he didn't see it. Still, I would've checked.

Is this for real? An AP reporter thinks so.

So I wondered how rare this is. Google has plenty of examples.

In 2008 a Polish tourist in London peed on an electric railway track. He died.

In a chat forum, someone recalls his or her father's story of three boys peeing off a bridge onto electric streetcars in L.A. in the 1930s. All died. A couple guys recall whizzing on electric fences when they were young. They didn't die.

Sorry, but this is a 10 on the stupid meter.