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Tree Branch Gets Fried By Electric High Wire

Hits: 30349 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Science | Added by: madest
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razlem
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 534 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 1:38:56 PM
Yikes...

SomeShoes
Male, 13-17, Canada
 2068 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 1:29:59 PM
batmanners, wouldn't that just be an electrical fire? An electric arc would be a direct jump of electricity from one spot to another (from the clouds to ground in lightnings case)

in this case, the direct path would be the stick, so . . .


Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24833 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 1:03:31 PM
That was a wierd noise!

bumbleBB
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1116 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:50:59 PM
I give you, electrocuted squirrel. You're welcome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PRF39gcU...


Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:48:55 PM
"Is the blue stuff at the end plasma?"

Nope, it's what's called an electric arc. It's the same as lightning, technically.

I didn't pay attention in all my workplace safety videos, so I don't know all the science behind it, though wiki will teach me one day. But I am sure some electrician nerd will come on here boasting about his big electric arcs that were "That big" stories...


Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:43:00 PM
Cool! An electric arc!

There must have been something peculiar about that branch, wet, or something because wood isn't the best conductor, despite those being high tension wires. Assuming they are high tension from the third cable, but the low altitude tells me they may just be medium or even low tension.


Mornaf
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 821 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:39:57 PM
holy damn..., imagine doing that to a person.

Suki_Meian
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 55 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:34:07 PM
I think I found a new fear of live wires. O.o

AnarchistGod
Male, 70 & Over, Midwest US
 894 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:15:49 PM
That branch went back to the future.

alchemist18
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 356 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:14:02 PM
That was my cousin FML

Zerocyde
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3279 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:05:00 PM
@AnarchistGod

:)


Zerocyde
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3279 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:04:33 PM
So awesome.

Skreshavik
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1288 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:02:18 PM
Dude!
dratING BADASS!

YoMommaSoFat
Male, 13-17, Europe
 131 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:33:17 AM
ELECTRIC FLAME FTW

SonOfGod
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 48 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:21:54 AM
the branch screamed in pain

AnarchistGod
Male, 70 & Over, Midwest US
 894 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:21:10 AM
@ HAHAyousuk
No no no you're wrong. God was just angry at that branch. All this science monbo jumbo is complete non-sense.

Tekno
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 1202 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:18:21 AM
KERZOTT!

opiebreath
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:05:34 AM
Ohhhhhh.

Thanks, Suk.


HAHAyousuk
Male, 18-29, Western US
 153 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:02:07 AM
The leftover water in the branch allows it to conduct electricity.

FIRST_poster
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1066 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:56:57 AM
HOLY POO
that was awesome

opiebreath
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:56:28 AM
I still don't get how this happens. Wood doesn't conduct electricity, right?

Me no understandy the physics.


Snow_Crash
Female, 18-29, Canada
 213 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:52:29 AM
And there goes the power for the entire county. :D

BrokenJohn
Male, 18-29, Europe
 471 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:43:47 AM
Is the blue stuff at the end plasma?

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:41:40 AM
You would think this happens a lot...

NotAllowed
Female, 18-29, Asia
 510 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:33:39 AM
AWESOME!!
now i have to go do that..

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