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Date: 04/18/08 02:18 PM

49 Responses to Epic Electrical Arc

  1. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    Link: Epic Electrical Arc - Air breakers being disengaged at a 500 kilovolt transformer station. Looks Photoshopped, but I can assure you, it`s not.
  2. Profile photo of Shoyz
    Shoyz Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    Anybody mind explaining how much power that is?
    What would happen if you were to touch it? (:
  3. Profile photo of JoeBored
    JoeBored Male 13-17
    102 posts
    April 18, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    Thats Mad Hot i wonder what would happen if you touch it lol
  4. Profile photo of anGiE_O_o
    anGiE_O_o Female 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:21 pm
    looks pretty crazy

    like that thing you get to see in the tech museum with the 2 huge metall ball thingies

  5. Profile photo of wowibrandon
    wowibrandon Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    what happens if u touch the pretty blue light????
  6. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    one amp stops your heart, use your imagination.
  7. Profile photo of Nightshifter
    Nightshifter Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    ^ If you touch it, you die.

    An arc hit the truck one of my neighbors was in when he was working on the lines(his job, he wasn`t just messing around), and he burned to death.

    The gravel around where it happened turned to glass.

  8. Profile photo of smartbomb314
    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    psh, please, i do that in my livin room for parties.
  9. Profile photo of sendorm
    sendorm Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    well it can`t be photoshopped because photoshop was not invented when this video hit the internet. actually some even claim that the internet itself was not invented back then.
  10. Profile photo of itsdrew
    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    neat.
  11. Profile photo of MYCHEMGIRL
    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    wow...pretty cool!
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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    "one amp stop your heart"

    someones smart...a few milliamps will stop your heart

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    unbwogable Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    8 milliamps directly across the heart is the generally accepted kill current (as far as the medical field is concerned).
  14. Profile photo of sendorm
    sendorm Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm
    actually the lethality of a shock depends on the wattage dissipated on your body, it`s not just certain 1 amp or miliamps.
    Dry skin has a resistance about 10k ohm.
    A 0.1-0.3 A current with about 1000-3000 V is usually lethal. Go read the wikipedia for it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_sh...
  15. Profile photo of citadel
    citadel Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    wow sendorm way to rebore me thank you
  16. Profile photo of citadel
    citadel Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    wanna be smart if it shocks you.............dont touch it thats my wiki answer to electricity
  17. Profile photo of Moopgasm
    Moopgasm Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    it`s 500 000 kilawatt/hour i think..

    its like 10000 lightbulbs worth of power

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    Moopgasm Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    500000 watt i mean
  19. Profile photo of bwuch
    bwuch Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    epic
  20. Profile photo of Andy1821
    Andy1821 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...
    so old it got taken off youtube already
  21. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    Volts jolt, mills kill.
  22. Profile photo of DerekDoom
    DerekDoom Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    This Happen in California, My old neighbor had a tape from a different angle. He showed me & my parents. That was way back, like `98. I wished I would have saw this when I still lived next to him.
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    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    That`s crazy cool..and if you touch it you die..what do you think would happen?
  24. Profile photo of lolcat
    lolcat Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 4:57 pm
    Okay, honestly, why do people use the term PHOTOshop when they`re talking about a video? On a related note, why do so many people see something like this and say "Oh that`s gotta be fake" ? Maybe it`s just something really cool and you`re not getting it. The latter isn`t really an issue here (I was actually thinking of eBaums), but it still applies to an extent.

    /rant

  25. Profile photo of SmartSketch
    SmartSketch Male 70 & Over
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    April 18, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    I swear I did NOT cause that eletrical arc
  26. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    Well it looks like half the people on here are saying they would touch the arc thats alot of dead peolple nice but cool electrical arc.
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    selfir Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    Agree with lolcat.

    "Looks Photoshopped, but I can assure you, it`s not."

    Just made an incredibly stupid comment there. I was not aware that photoshop was being used for high level cgi and sound editing.

    For the record folks, photoshop is when an image looks drag and dropped or touched up. Such as most images found in any tug magazine like playboy or maxim. So if we see a pin-up of some fly ass bird, or a shark eating a helicopter then you may cry photoshop within reason.

  28. Profile photo of ProSlacker
    ProSlacker Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    Well electricity needs about 6000volts just to be seen in our atmosphere. So I`m guessing 10,000 volts. But because you asked for power, 500,000W sounds like a good number.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Nifty way to barbecue a flock of migrating duck.
  30. Profile photo of cruxshadows
    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    Meh Electricity Doesnt Interest Me.
  31. Profile photo of Focusfired
    Focusfired Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 8:38 pm
    "dont stand in the fire" doesnt apply when its blue, right? right?
  32. Profile photo of Davric
    Davric Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 9:51 pm
    Would you even have to touch it? Wouldn`t it arc to your body if you were anywhere close?
  33. Profile photo of lolcat
    lolcat Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 10:23 pm
    @selfir: Thank you!
  34. Profile photo of Nightshifter
    Nightshifter Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    After Effects`ed!!!
  35. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    I always thought the phrase `photoshopped` meant edited with some software, to make it look better/more interesting/funny, not nessasaraly with photoshop itself.
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    RandomEgg Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2008 at 1:29 am
    We`ve made lightning for unnecessary purposes. Now all we need to do is give chipmunks AIDs and release them into the wild. And then all my dreams will have come true o:-)
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    Sonic2001 Male 18-29
    160 posts
    April 19, 2008 at 3:18 am
    Davric, eletricity often takes the path of least resistance, so I would guess unless your touching it, it would go for the metal around it.
  38. Profile photo of Zelkari
    Zelkari Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2008 at 5:17 am
    "I always thought the phrase `photoshopped` meant edited with some software, to make it look better/more interesting/funny, not nessasaraly with photoshop itself."

    This.

    Like how `Tissues` are commonly called `Kleenex`.

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    thenedman Male 18-29
    294 posts
    April 19, 2008 at 6:48 am
    ok why does it arc up i was always taught that electricity take the path of least resistance, so the shortice parth possible though air would be a straight path.
  40. Profile photo of Takillya
    Takillya Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2008 at 8:07 am
    awesome!!
  41. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
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    April 19, 2008 at 9:19 am
    FRAZAAAAAP!
  42. Profile photo of scar104
    scar104 Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2008 at 10:41 am
    Older (and cooler) than jesus
  43. Profile photo of FallenHero
    FallenHero Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2008 at 11:10 am
    I hate to think what would happen if you somehow got caught in that kind of electricity. I don`t think there would be anything left of you.
  44. Profile photo of conor1509
    conor1509 Male 13-17
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    April 19, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    whats the point?
  45. Profile photo of boredest1
    boredest1 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    who cares how much will kill you...?
    it looks awesome, that was the point of this video.
  46. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    April 20, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    The coolest. However...

    <i>It shows a three-phase motorized air disconnect switcher attempting to open high voltage being supplied to a large three phase shunt line reactor.</i>

    Neeeeerrrrrdddddsssss!!!

  47. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    April 21, 2008 at 5:05 am
    Just to clarify stuff here: I did not write that description when submitting the link.

    thelonious: And proud!

  48. Profile photo of 520
    520 Male 13-17
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    April 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    whoa, that`s crazy.
  49. Profile photo of AntiCool88
    AntiCool88 Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2011 at 8:19 am
    lol :-D

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