Birds on a Wire - Electricity: Facts & Myths

Introduction: Birds on a Wire - Electricity: Facts & Myths

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This is a video to explain and dispel some myths about electricity. In it I speak of high voltage and demonstrate how a person can be overcome by high voltage without even getting close enough to touch the wire. I do this sticking by sticking a LED into a hot dog and it lights up from AC plugged into the hot dog. (Disclaimer: Warning: Don't try these demonstrations. They are used strictly for educational purposes. I am a certified industrial electrician and have years of experience working with high voltages.)

So sit back and enjoy learning how and why a down electrical wire is dangerous - even when no physical contact is made with the wire or equipment.

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