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Tree Branch Gets Fried By Electric High Wire

Hits: 30343 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Science | Added by: madest
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Xyryn
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 98 Posts
Thursday, March 18, 2010 2:45:01 PM
Its like Satan himself appeared, pulls down his pants and flashed us all!

Link_Hiei
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5189 Posts
Monday, March 08, 2010 5:39:20 PM
*Scrolls down then back up*

drat I missed it.

*Tries again*


Awesome!


yitani
Male, 18-29, Asia
 48 Posts
Monday, March 08, 2010 3:11:45 AM
It sounds like a thousand soul getting ready to be dropped in the depth of hell, and then the fiery door opens and they are dropped, and then it's utter and absolute silence!

microxscream
Female, 13-17, Canada
 121 Posts
Sunday, March 07, 2010 3:39:45 PM
reminds me of those monsters on the first live action scoobydoo movie.

Supersyko
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 316 Posts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 8:28:12 PM
AHHHHHHHH :D MY FACE IS FROZEN IN THE :D POSITION!!!

IzzehBleh
Female, 18-29, Europe
 29 Posts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 1:50:17 PM
E
P
I
C
Sh*t.

lpycb42
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 84 Posts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 4:06:13 AM
Holy... crap.

CapnAwesome
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 236 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 6:16:23 PM
">It's just you. The glowing on the stick is arcing, the sounds is steam escaping the still-green stick, the steam is produced via ohmic heating, and the final large arc is pretty standard fare in >100kV lines.
...I think I'm in love with the science girl..."
BACK OFF SHE'S MINE!

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2563 Posts
Friday, March 05, 2010 8:21:13 AM
Did it fall or was it thrown ....

idiotfilter
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3934 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 1:24:08 PM
>Video
>>CZZCCHHZZCAACCHHZZZEECH!!!

>Me
>>(3 seconds after zap).......F*CKING AWESOME!


davidb305
Male, 18-29, Western US
 63 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 11:23:01 AM
sweet

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14113 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:07:59 AM
flingspoo "Aren't those things supposed to be insulated?"

No. That would make them much more expensive and much heavier requiring closer tower spacing. They are insulated from the towers and poles where they connect, but other than that, the only insulation is air.


janus_games
Male, 18-29, Western US
 296 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:19:11 AM
>It's just you. The glowing on the stick is arcing, the sounds is steam escaping the still-green stick, the steam is produced via ohmic heating, and the final large arc is pretty standard fare in >100kV lines.

...I think I'm in love with the science girl...


meowmixx419
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 121 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:13:55 AM
freaking awsome!

cj89
Female, 18-29, Europe
 42 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 6:21:22 AM
When all three power lines are connected (via the tree branch) this is one of the worst failures you can have. The same electrical effect can be created using a Jacob's Ladder:

Jacob's Ladder effect


TheSpoon
Male, 18-29, Europe
 213 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 4:57:31 AM
cccccoooooooooooooooooollllll!!!

mcai8rw2
Male, 18-29, Europe
 20 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 12:31:29 AM
Yeah... its neat and everything, but someone DEFINATELY threw that branch there.

Which prolly knocked out the supply to what, a whole neighbourhood? a whole town? Maybe the entire east coast.


Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3685 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 12:25:17 AM
>Is it just me, or does that look incredibly fake?

It's just you. The glowing on the stick is arcing, the sounds is steam escaping the still-green stick, the steam is produced via ohmic heating, and the final large arc is pretty standard fare in >100kV lines.

Check it- Boiiiii!! you just got served.


flingspoo
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1006 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 12:24:16 AM
@ loew:

"What is wrong with you?!?!"

LOL


flingspoo
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1006 Posts
Thursday, March 04, 2010 12:21:29 AM
Aren't those things supposed to be insulated?

Adi_Noor
Male, 18-29, Asia
 191 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:53:12 PM
The branch is green wood, with a lot of moisture in it. As the electricity passes through the branch, the moisture heats up to the boiling point, and the branch whistles like a teakettle as steam escapes. As soon as the branch dries out enough, it catches fire, and this causes it to carbonize, enough to conduct an arc, which is a short-circuit made of plasma. The arc rises due to the heating of the air, and then a fuse or circuit breaker disconnects the power from the line.

Mah_Boi
Male, 18-29, Western US
 570 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:46:38 PM
>Wednesday, March 3, 2010 10:00:27 PM
>Is it just me, or does that look incredibly fake?

It's just you. The glowing on the stick is arcing, the sounds is steam escaping the still-green stick, the steam is produced via ohmic heating, and the final large arc is pretty standard fare in >100kV lines.


ROK9
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1838 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:47:36 PM
nice

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14113 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:28:46 PM
You can kinda do the same thing with an extension cord and a pickle.

television17
Male, 13-17, Australia
 49 Posts
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 10:00:27 PM
Is it just me, or does that look incredibly fake?

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