500kV Switch Opening

Submitted by: siny_toy_gun 10 years ago Science

That is some serious electric arcing.
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Male 2
@PenDPanda
This happens with all incomplete circuits. There was just so much energy in his case that it could travel through what is normally an insulator(the air) to complete the circuit. Energy always wants a complete circuit and will take the path of least resistance to get to it.
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Male 244
that was.....AWESOME!
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Male 4
That really is awesome. But, why does that happen?
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Male 608
sorry, i just creamed myself.
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Male 150
Thats awesome
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Male 2
yeah that suitcase that is an automatic taser when they set it!!!!! thats almost as kewl as the video!!! almost.... but neither are as kewl as if you could shoot lightning out of hands!!! ^_^
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Male 40
didu watch that episode of future weapons when they had some thing like that in a brief case
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Female 1,596
o.0 Why it shut off? :( I want it to destroy someone xD
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Male 35
I need to know where that`s located so I can power up my proton pack.
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Female 193
thats a repost isnt it? cool tho
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Male 388
old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old old
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Male 400
pweety.
can i touch it
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Male 223
to quick
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Male 239
Electrifying!

I hope I spelled that correctly.

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Male 18
Yeah, I was the one who posted it a year ago, but the youtube video went down, so I`m glad someone posted a new link. And since it was a year ago, there are probably many IAB viewers who have never seen it before.

Thanks for posting :)

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Female 1,313
I was thinking of Brennan Mulwray off of "Mutant X" watching this. He was able to shoot electricity out of his hands. Very, very kewl though. How awesome would that have been to see in person.
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Male 1,725
i think repost but its worth it
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Male 84
I wish there had been a clown playing the game "Sorry" with a mime when they turned that thing on. All those things are annoying. Oh, and also SSSSSHHHIIIIIIIINNNNNNNYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 65
3rd time this has been posted?

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

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Female 1,228
cool.
looks very pretty,
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Male 73
REPOST! But still cool.
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Male 236
How wicked would it be to be able to shoot that out of your hands at any volt you wanted AWSOME
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Female 963
Awesome :D
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Male 274
The electic company workers seem to know it was going to happen obviously because they were filming it, but the guys on the bottom left seem to walk away in one of those "Ahh crap I should leave before the cops come" styles.
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Female 83
HOLYYYYYYYYYY F!!K !!!!!!!!!!! helllllllllll yeahhhhhhhh !!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO !!!!!!! that would kinda fry your a*s right off !!!! F!!king awesome !!!!! pure power MAN!!!!!
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Male 701
wow, very old....but amazingly awsome, wow i havnt seen this in a long time, damn thats cool
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Male 250
frickin awesome . . . it gets a MEGA 4
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Male 592
wow, I`ve never seen arcing like that.
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Male 146
holy cow
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Female 1,398
i saw this like 5 years ago. it`s so old...
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Male 3,255
hah, never noticed that before... see the camera guy shake a little as soon as it opens? That plus the sound of the echo after it stoped must mean that that was loud as hell, heh.
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Male 3,255
Old as hell but still a kick ass video.
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Male 2,486
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Wow! Can someone tell what just happened there?"

They broke the electric current by moving those two metal things apart, so it had to go somewhere. I bet you would get fried if you were standing anywhere within 75 yards of that thing.

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Female 82
It`s a woman`s...erm....yeah *points down and blushes* And as for the video the one thought going through my head the entire time was:

"OMG, it`s so shiny! i wanna touch it!!!"

Apparently whenever shiny, deadly things are around i turned into my little sister :/

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Female 113
does it make fannie may dirty?
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Female 113
what does it mean?
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Female 4
whats it mean X3 X3333
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Male 606
i had to look up what fanny means in england. i have to say im slightly embarresed
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Male 308
I WANT TO BE THERE TO SEE IT |:
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Male 1,496
REEEEPOST

I think it was from the summer of `06 if my memory serves me.

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Male 143
Haha, I like the noise at the end. Reminds me of Crash Bandicoot.
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Male 220
coool now i need that to creat my own frankinstien
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Female 173
*gasp* again! again!
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Male 404
lol scotchy, I was thinking the same thing
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Male 358
Wow. Tesla eat your heart out. Oh, and you too Van der Graff
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Female 257
Wow! Can someone tell what just happened there?

Love the "WHAT??" at the end!

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Male 128
It`s alive... IT`S ALIVE!!!!!!!
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Male 242
annnnd tesla just creamed his pants
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Male 1,364
coool
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Male 733
lol, awsome :D
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Female 228
Wow, thank god no birds were flying by. Jugglers, tho, should feel free to pass through it.
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Male 1,092
cool wonder what the cause was
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Male 737
that`s pretty f*ckin` badass.
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Male 269
I think I saw this video a while ago on IAB, but I can`t find it. It`s stil an awesome video, though.
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Female 236
^ I laughed at that too. I always giggle when Americans say "fanny".
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Female 302
roflmao @ iAMzach


Oh wait, you mean the american meaning of fanny......

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Male 49
a guy should have been standing there to open the switch manually. =]
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Male 536
I`ll save my comments about how old this is mainly because it looks AWESOME. I saw this a long time ago on Ebaums world... Before you say anything I mean back when Ebaums World was cool, So don`t hate =D
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Male 46
wow happyness in my pants
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Male 356
I want a gun that can do that.
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Male 591
"Marty bring the De`lorean, I found out how to get you the 1.21 jigowatts of power you need to get back to the future!"
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Male 357
i want one...
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Female 1,972
I wish I could do that.
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Male 99
Wow...
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Male 606
holy poo that would toast my fanny
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Male 779
^^ Looks like you already did, By your picture.

I think I`ve seen this before. Oh well, Its still sexy.

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Male 567
^^ how are going to try it at home...
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Male 209
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL........ kids dont try that at home......
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Male 810
Woah
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Male 1,354
Serious plasma streaming. Now if only we could find those sectarian militants. . .
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Male 4,246
MORE POWER!!! :-D
Arrgh argh argh!
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Female 314
haha thats that looks like a donkey
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Female 267
Link: 500kV Switch Opening [Rate Link] - That is some serious electric arcing.
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